A big Bude & Beyond welcome to our lovely latest sponsoring advertiser, Natasha, from The Village Yoga.
Sponsoring advertisers really help Bude & Beyond to continue. While free to the end user, Bude & Beyond has ongoing costs to the team producing it for the community, so your adverts really are welcomed.
Natasha, here, tells us a little about yoga for pregnancy, but she also offers yoga for all:
Yoga has many health benefits and is an ideal exercise during pregnancy, at a time when many women want to keep fit but don’t want to push themselves too hard. Many women are drawn to yoga for the first time during pregnancy and then come to love the way they feel during and after a session.
The ancient practise is a safe, gentle and highly effective way of nurturing your body by improving strength and flexibility as well as helping to prepare your body for birth. It also has many mental health benefits and research from Manchester University showed that women who attended a yoga class for eight weeks had decreased anxiety levels.
Natasha Harding has taught pregnancy yoga for over 15 years and worked with hundreds of women during this special time. Her new classes, held in Neetside Community Centre in Bude, are ideal for pregnant women.
Each session covers the best yoga poses for pre and post-natal women as well as breathing and relaxation techniques. You’ll learn how to ease ailments such as backache and swollen ankles as well as the poses that might encourage the baby into the optimum position for labour.
In addition to group classes, Natasha teaches on a one to one basis and over Zoom. She also runs yoga-for-labour workshops which are suitable for women once they’re 34 weeks pregnant. These workshops, which are done with any birthing partners, cover which yoga postures and breathing techniques might help before, during and immediately after yoga.