Prenatal Yoga
Posted by: cnyha on Aug 02, 2012 in news

Prenatal yoga offers many wonderful benefits for the mother-to-be. The months leading up to the birth of your baby are an exhilarating and wonderful experience. It can also be a little stressful at times with all of the preparation for your delightful bundle (perhaps, a little exhausting too). Yoga helps the mind and body prepare for the months (and years) ahead!

In prenatal yoga, the gentle stretching exercises will help the muscles in your body. During pregnancy, there are new aches and pains that you may not have experienced before such as lower backache. Yoga can help to strengthen the muscles in the back which help to support the weight of the baby. Strengthening the muscles in the back, arms, and neck will help later when you’re feeding and carrying your child!

It is advisable to lift from the legs versus bending over at the waist throughout pregnancy and is a good practice in general. Yoga helps to tone the leg muscles and contribute to lower body strength. This overall fitness will help when getting the baby into car seats and in and out of vehicles or strollers.

Prenatal yoga also focuses on proper breathing methods which will help during the labor process to stay focused and help the body and mind to relax. Also, the body’s balance is altered during pregnancy and yoga may help with stability. Yoga teaches us to stay focused on the present moment which is wonderful to learn as you enjoy every moment with your new family! Another added bonus is yoga’s ability to aid in circulation, which is especially important during the prenatal time to help blood flow to necessary areas of the body.

Learning to take these moments for yourself now and after the baby is born is so important for your physical and emotional well-being.

Please visit us at one of our CNY Healing Arts Centers nearest you for a prenatal yoga class!

Syracuse: 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse, NY 13205
Prenatal Yoga every Monday from 7:15 to 8:30pm, *RSVP by calling CNY Healing Arts Center at 315.671.5755
Prenatal Yoga Comfort Class on Saturday 8/18 from 1:00 to 2:30pm with Doulas of Central New York. Workshop fee $20. *Please RSVP to 315.671.5755

Rochester: 2244 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610, 585.244.1280 ext. 2
Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga every Monday from 5:15 to 6:30pm
Prenatal Yoga every Thursday from 6:45 to 8:00pm

Albany: 38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham, NY 12110, 518.724.5750
Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga every Monday from 6:45 to 7:45pm

2 Comments on "Prenatal Yoga"

  1. Chrissie gallant on Sun, 10th Feb 2013 8:52 pm 

    In interested in prenatal yoga classes in Latham,ny. How much are the classes and what nights/times are they held? Do u have to pre-register? Thank you!

  2. cnyha on Mon, 11th Feb 2013 9:00 am 

    Hi Chrissie,
    Our Latham, NY Center holds a Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga class on Wednesday evenings, 5:45-6:45pm. You don’t need to pre-register but if you have any questions, please feel free to call the Center directly at 518.724.5750 or email the yoga instructor, Linda Hill at Below are the rates, our new session begins on March 3rd so that’s the best time to purchase a session pass, if you’re interested.
    Peace & Wellness to you,

    Drop-in Rate $15
    Session Class Passes 5, 8, 12 class series $65, $88, $120
    Unlimited Session Class Pass $199

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