Take a deep breath.
Discover the therapeutic benefits of pranayama during conception, pregnancy and postpartum!
During this six week session, Bonnie Carl will guide you through simple techniques using conscious breathing from a comfortable, seated position! Pranayama - the practice of mindful and purposeful breathing - is perfect for everyone regardless of fitness level or experience with yoga. The techniques Bonnie will teach you will bring your awareness to the present, increase the depth of your breathe and prepare you mentally and physically for pregnancy, labour and birth.
What are the benefits of pranayama?
Pranayama (breath/energy control) will help you to:
- reduce anxiety, depression & fear
- increase energy, memory & focus
- induce a state of calm & relaxation that can be carried with you for hours after each practice
- promote deeper sleep, balanced hormones and improved mood
Manage your contractions with calm and control.
Pranayama - mindful and purposeful breath work - is a wonderful tool for preparing your mind an body for labour and birth. Breathing exercises during labour help you to move through contractions with calm and control. They also help to make sure that you and baby are getting the oxygen you need for the hard work you will be doing! Breathing well during labour focuses the mind, helps to alleviate pain and tension, and is something you can do on your own or with a birth partner.
Prepare for a positive birth.
The Pranayama series will run every Wednesday for six weeks from 12:15 to 12:45 pm downtown at the Hello, Baby! hub. Join Bonnie in the bright and cozy Wellness Studio to learn these simple and effective techniques. Space is limited so register now!