What was once deemed as an expensive exercise suitable only for those with a flexible, nimble physique has now become a way of life for many.Yoga junkies, or yogis, swear by its ohm-azing benefits, from losing those unwanted inches and pounds to the state of calm and peace that the practice brings. Through the different poses, the body’s strength, balance and flexibility improve. Eventually, a deeper awareness of the self develops and positivity takes over.
As the practice becomes more widespread, everyone discovers the kind of yoga that fits them perfectly – including moms-to-be and moms who just gave birth. Prenatal yoga not only prepares mom for labor and childbirth, but also aids pregnancy itself in terms of comfort. Postnatal yoga alleviates pains, helps the mom return to their pre-pregnancy form, and may increase the production of milk in breastfeeding. However, since every pregnancy and post-pregnancy case is different, it would still be best to consult a doctor prior.
1. Pulse Yoga
Jupiter St. Bel-Air, Makati Contact info: 091784PULSE; www.pulse-yoga.com Classes offered: Prenatal Yoga Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am Reservations 1 day before the class required. Private classes also offered.
2. Yoga Manila
Chi Spa, Edsa Shangri-la Manila, 01 Gardenway, Ortigas Center Contact Info: 09175229642; www.yogamanila.com Classes offered: Prenatal and Postnatal Schedule: Saturdays, 2-3pm (reservations required) Rates: P600 for drop-in, P3,000 for 6-class card The Consent Form, a requirement, is downloadable from the website.