Warrior One: The Expectant Mom

Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting moments in your life! As a mom-to-be, you want to do everything you can to stay healthy for yourself and for your growing little one.

At The Group, we offer prenatal yoga for expectant mothers! Every Monday at 5:30pm we gather in the Group Prenatal Care room for an hour of bliss!

Roberta Kelinson, prenatal yoga instructor at The Group, wants to tell you all about it!

“Our class is designed specifically for pregnant women,” she explained. “It addresses discomforts you may experience during pregnancy while also building strength, stamina, and relaxation. Incorporated into the class are relaxation techniques which will serve you well during labor and birth.”

Don’t worry!
Even if you’ve never done yoga before, and many in the class haven’t, you will be amazed at what you can do.

“You can absolutely do yoga until your due date,” Kelinson said. “During your pregnancy the poses you love will change and I encourage the students to come out of a pose if it doesn’t feel good to them at any point in their journey.”

The benefits of prenatal yoga will amaze you.
The practice prepares women for labor and birth by working on consciously breathing during each yoga pose. “Yoga poses strengthen the hips, back, arms, and shoulders,” Kelinson explained. “It aids in balance both physical and emotional. It helps to relieve tension of the lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck, and shoulders.”

But, the best part of prenatal yoga?
“One of the most amazing things about prenatal yoga is that it allows expectant mothers a time to slow down from their busy day,” Kelinson said. “They set an intention of caring not only for themselves, but for their baby, too.”

Everyone at The Group would love to see you at our next prenatal yoga session!
The sense of community you build with fellow expectant mothers, and your instructor, is a truly unique benefit.

“Some students practice with me once a week for 30 weeks or longer,” Kelinson explained. “We develop a relationship and it makes my heart so happy hearing that their babies arrived safely. I have even had previous students bring babies to see me. They are astounded when their babies turn their little heads toward my familiar voice. It brings me joy!”

For more information about prenatal yoga at The Group stop by our office or give us a call at 563-355-1853.

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