Pregnancy is a sign of health, as is practicing yoga
First questions about yoga and pregnancy
From the first moment that the pregnancy test shows the plus sign and, and let’s face it, during the whole of our child’s life, we face a torrent of doubts, questions, insecurities and fears. Because for all of us who are parents, the life, and especially the health of our children becomes the most important thing. But if we don’t take care of our own wellbeing and self-esteem, it’s more difficult to take care of our kids, and to be confident that everything is going to be fine.
The world of Yoga in Barcelona has its own prejudices. Unfortunately, you cannot get away from the fact that there are contraindications in pregnancy. It’s normal to see fear surrounding a process where there is so much attention and apparent fragility. But at the same time, it is possible to dismantle them. Rather than deny that they exist, we aim to understand where these fears come from. Being reassured relies on a deductive, and positive mindset, and depends on the amount of useful and rigorous information available to us.
For this, the best thing is to surround ourselves with people with experience, who can help us move through this process of anxiousness with the greatest sense of calm.
A Healthy Pregnancy
Here we have good news: yoga and pregnancy are perfectly compatible. The reason is very clear: “pregnancy is a sign of health, not of illness!”. This is the reality that Ágata Subirats wants to reinforce every time we ask the questions at the beginning of this article. Therefore, if you are already practicing yoga and want to continue classes, you have a dedicated space to continue in Mamayoga . Or if, it you are beginning yoga for the first time, it can be helpful to be guided by a specialized pregnancy yoga center. Where you have the support of the specialised teachers, pregnancy practice groups and workshops to prepare for childbirth. You can also work with our osteopath to accompany the pregnancy.
It’s important to create a network of trust and security. A support tribe that extends from family and friends, to midwives, gynecologists, doulas or our prenatal yoga teacher.
With the birth of the baby, you have the immense joy of the new person in your life, and the good news that you can continue with postpartum yoga classes. With options for workshops such as infant massage, or How to reconnect as a couple. For any questions or concerns about Mum and baby health that can arise after the birth, you can consult with our specialised osteopath Marta Ibarra. You have the continued connection and support of the parenting practice group, and the option later on, to continue practicing mama and baby in a classes.
You can maintain that personal space so important for well-being, without having to give up activities now that you have a child. Plus you can connect with others like you in a shared space that offers understanding and support in a friendly, relaxed and family friendly environment. Yoga is part of our daily life including when we have a new family.
If you want to continue your practice after the postpartum stage Sincronia Yoga is the perfect next step. Here you can re-connect and continue your health and well-being routine. With a number of different classes available including gentle styles and recovery, classes that reinvigorate me, or with the more dynamic styles closer to our western experience of psychophysical activity.
Health, yoga and pregnancy go hand in hand. Just like when we give our baby help to start walking when he or she is ready. The benefits of a yogi practice, help us to find ease and in a wonderfully natural way.