Our Loving Your Bump pregnancy aqua natal yoga classes are designed specifically for pregnancy from week 14 onwards.
Accredited by the Birthlight Association adapting classic yoga moves specifically for pregnant women in water, these courses offer a safe, gentle and effective way to stretch and exercise without over straining or overheating as well as a multitude of other benefits.
Courses run in 6 or 7 week terms and take place in our private warm water pool in the Little Dippers' Centre in Upper Gardner Street, Brighton and our lovely private warm water pool in Hassocks. The warm water provides a soothing environment facilitating relaxation and positivity in preparation for the birth of your baby.
Yoga: Simple, classic yoga poses are adapted to the water, making exercise enjoyable for all pregnant women, particularly if they are suffering from backache or pelvic pain. Bodies feel virtually weightless in water enabling deep stretching and exercise to open the hips and pelvis.
Relaxation: Aquanatal Yoga brings a sense of deep relaxation allowing deeper breathing which is beneficial to both mother and baby . Floating in water offers a unique experience of unity, as the baby is suspended in water (amniotic fluid) inside the mother, so the mother can share this experience of hanging in water and connection with the baby.
Preparing for birth: Using the water as a medium to explore and expel fears attached to labour. Explore positions for labour, how to open the hips and pelvis allowing optimal space for the baby, prepare for delivery and birthing the baby.