10 Reasons You Should Do Prenatal Yoga

You may think, “Yoga is yoga! Sure I’m pregnant, but why not go to a general population class and modify poses as needed?” To some extent, yes, downward facing dog is going to be the same no matter where you take class. However, there is something so special and unique about a prenatal yoga class that can’t be experienced along side your nonpregnant classmates. 

Here are my top 10 reasons why you should seek out a prenatal yoga class immediately. Join your fellow pregnant yogis and glory in the glow of birth together! 

Community
The Beatles said it best “I get by with a little help from my friends.” The transition of pregnancy is unlike any other metamorphic experience you’ll go through in your life time. Whether it is your first child or your fourth, there is a dramatic shift of mind, body, and soul during these 40 something weeks. Being immersed in a community of others going through a similar journey can be reassuring and comforting. Especially in a city like New York, where many people show up with out their family around, it’s essential to find a supportive tribe. 

Alleviating aches and pains
You’ll be hard pressed to find a pregnant person who can say they cruised through pregnancy without some sort of ache or pain to speak of. Given the massive changes to the body, it’s expected that there will be discomfort along the way. Luckily, in prenatal yoga, class is designed to target common areas of discomfort and offer specific poses to help create more comfort and ease.