Enfants D'Azur - Issue 2. English

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TRANQUILITY MUMS – YOGA TO HELP YOU TRANSITION INTO MOTHERHOOD For many mums-to-be, pregnancy is a rite of passage that leads them into motherhood. It’s an important transition during which they must adapt to changes in their body, hormones, and psyche. Certainly, in pre-lockdown times, life had a habit of being very fast paced with very little time for oneself. Pre-natal yoga provides a wonderful opportunity of slowing down, connecting inwards to the changes that expectant Mums are undergoing and forming a bond with their growing baby. Even for Mums who already have children, prenatal yoga is a chance to focus on their unborn baby.

during pregnancy providing your doctor has given you the all-clear. Certain postures are avoided to protect the baby and a gentler approach is required, considering the changes the Mum is undergoing.

Many Mums report feeling more relaxed after prenatal yoga. Happy Mum, Happy Baby!

Many people ask what the difference is between yoga and Pilates. Unlike Pilates, yoga is more than just movement. It provides a more subtle and spiritual element to prenatal exercise, touching on the energetic aspects & psychology of approaching motherhood as well as the physical changes that manifest. When specifically adapted to the needs of prenatal mums, Yoga is safe to practice 36


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