Changes in the body during pregnancy sometimes could lead to various conditions that may cause pain or discomfort and for these, Ashtanga Yoga offers profound relief. There are different levels of changes that occur right from the start and throughout the pregnancy. These include physical changes (such as gaining of weight, rounding of the spine, swelling of the feet), physiological changes (such as hormonal, heart and circulatory), and the functional changes of the bodily organs (such as the kidneys, urinary tracts, gall bladders, digestion, metabolism).
In OhmSantih Yoga, we have developed a prenatal yoga Singapore program which comprises of specific set of asanas dedicated for different trimester period and/or different health issues and discomforts. Take for an example, in the first trimester; the asanas are generally specific to strengthening the pelvic region, creating room inside the uterus and enhancing the blood circulation throughout the body. Alongside with the asana practice, the practice of pranayama can form a deeper connection with the unborn child and at the same time, feel absolute calmness and thus, gaining confidence to overcome fatigue and other forms of discomfort the pregnancy may bring about.
At OhmSantih Yoga, we understand that every woman experiences her pregnancy in a unique individual way. Therefore, we aim to help each of them to get through their pregnancy period with minimal discomfort through the teachings of breath and body awareness and at the same time, help them in their birth and post-delivery stages.