Finding the right class
If you’re a beginner, look for a yoga class specifically for pregnancy. It’s a good idea to let your instructor know if you’re new to yoga. They should be able to adapt their teaching to ease you in gently.
There are many styles of yoga and you are likely to be directed to the more gentle, slower paced styles such as hatha.
Why yoga is a good pregnancy exercise
- Yoga can also teach you breathing techniques that could help you cope with contractions when you’re in labour.
- Tommy’s research shows that weekly pregnancy yoga classes can help reduce antenatal anxiety and depression.
- Joining a pregnancy yoga class is a good way to meet other pregnant women in your area.
- You may learn positions which will help you get baby into a good position during labour.