A regular yoga practice can provide obvious and unexpected benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga offers solace, reflection, joy, acceptance and ease in our bodies. Yoga can help find physical and emotional balance, as well as self-acceptance. Yoga works every part of the mind and the body, offering movement in every direction along with stimulation of the organs, muscles and bones. Be yourself in the quiet of your mind, listen to your breath and appreciate what your body is capable of in this miracle of nature that you are a part of.
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All Classes are held at Awakenings Holistic Learning Center 44 West Street Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the very natural process of birth. This class helps you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy.
Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby. The class, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.
Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. A safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing.
Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing, and meditation to help ease pregnancy, delivery and the after effects of birth. The classes create flexibility, focus, strength, and awareness through a flow practice that is designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Prenatal Yoga classes provide a safe and supportive environment for expectant mothers.
“Thank you for all of your help during prenatal yoga. My experience at Bend & Blossom was amazing!” ~Amanda
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YOGA FOR FERTILITY
~Gentle Yoga & Meditation for Fertility
The Mayo Clinic recently acknowledged that chronic stress can lead to a variety of health and emotional problems, especially during the childbearing year and beyond. Yoga is an effective method to reduce stress and anxiety. Studies show a 31% reduction in feelings of anxiety that women experience after just one prenatal yoga class. In addition, our yoga classes can help to detoxify the body while relaxing tight muscles and connective tissue.
The specific areas in this yoga class for women is the low back (sacral plexus) hips, groins and pelvis begin to improve in blood flow and circulation-which can aid in healthier gynecological function. As the body relaxes, the mind calms and the nervous system is aided by the breath to help lower stress hormones like cortisol, which can impede hormone function. This can potentially be beneficial for pre-conception and recovering after birth. Learning to listen to the body’s natural rhythms through yoga and breathing can bring a deep sense of peace and connection to our own innate healing capacity, helping women and couples feel more empowered on their journey.
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“I took Nicole’s Saturday prenatal yoga class throughout my pregnancy. I want to thank you for that wonderful hour and a half each week. I looked forward to it and always left feeling great. I always use some of what I learned at home, which is really nice. I’m happy I found this studio and only wish I could have gone more often but pregnancy is only so short. I hope to join some other classes in the (near) future.” ~Renee