I've heard yoga is good during pregnancy, is that true?
Absolutely! Yoga is good to practice during the entire perinatal journey--from pregnancy through postpartum. Some mothers have even found that yoga has helped them during labor. Yoga can help build strength in legs and hips to help support our ever-changing posture as baby grows. Yoga can also help open the hips and the pelvis to help prepare for childbirth.
Yoga offers many tools like breath practices and meditation that can help relieve stress, calm anxiety and get better sleep (all good things whether we're pregnant or new parents!). And yoga is also helpful postpartum as we reconnect with our bodies to build strength for supporting those always growing babies, stretch over-used muscles and calm our minds. Use our videos to help slowly and safely rebuild your core and pelvic floor and address those common aches and pains in neck, chest and back.
I've heard yoga is expensive, what kind of investment am I looking at? Do I need to buy a lot of stuff?
Watch our video above and we'll show you how you'll have most everything you need right in your home! The subscription is only $9.99/month for unlimited access to our library of over 40 videos of yoga and meditation practices. For context, one class at a yoga studio typically costs $15 per class!
Why is Be Strong Mama different?
We offer yoga specifically geared toward the perinatal body, taught by a certified and highly experienced pre/postnatal yoga teacher (not to mention a mama herself!). Not only do we seek to provide accessible yoga practices but we also seek to provide a community for mamas-to-be and new mamas to connect with one another. Pregnancy and new parenthood can feel lonely sometimes, we are there for you throughout your journey.
So, tell me more about the yoga videos...
Currently we have over 40 yoga videos. These videos range anywhere from 3 minutes to 30 minutes. Our hope is that these shorter practices can help make yoga a more regular part of your day to day, especially as life gets hectic and overwhelming as we prepare to welcome a new baby into our home or navigate those first weeks and months of parenthood. You will find practices at all levels that are accessible even if its your first time practicing yoga. You'll also find we've grouped our videos by category to help you more easily navigate our video collection and find a video that will specifically address your body's needs at that moment. Want to check out a few of our free yoga videos? Visit our YouTube channel.
It seems like there are so many more pregnancy videos than postnatal videos. Why?
All the yoga videos for pregnancy are also applicable (and perfectly safe) postpartum, and believe it or not you'll have a lot of familiar aches and pains in your body post-baby as you did while pregnant!
Go back and revisit your favorite prenatal videos postpartum and then add the additional postnatal videos for specific focus on core, pelvic floor and some other problem postpartum areas.