But really why do yoga in the first place?
You know that exercise is good for you. You’ve probably heard it a thousand times on television, and maybe your doctor’s told you to get more exercise too. There are few fitness programs that offer the broad scope of health benefits for women the way yoga does. It’s NOT just pulling shapes on a yoga mat…
Here are 3 reasons why you need to practice YogaBellies.
#1 Mobility, Flexibility and Strength
Yoga reminds your body to engage its muscles and other parts for better stability and posture, it also makes you nice and flexible and maintains your mobility waaay past menopause. According to the latest statistics, women report suffering from back pain more than men.
At YogaBellies we focus on your BAP’s (Back, Abs and Pelvic floor,) as these are the areas in our body that really take the hit throughout life. Our teachers are qualified to work therapeutically with you on energizing and rejuvenating these areas, helping you ease pain and stay young. Luckily there are a number of yoga postures you can try to help relieve your suffering – and we know them all! Did you know that working with the core and pelvic floor as a unit can prevent back pain and also help improve posture and heal/avoid pelvic floor dysfunction
#2 Hormones baby!
Women are far more likely to experience depression and anxiety than men, not unrelated to all of those hormonal changes throughout life! We’re nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety, and fundamentally, yoga helps stimulate feel-good chemicals in the brain (dopamine, endorphin, serotonin, and oxytocin), mitigate your stress response, and change your thought patterns.
Hormonal shifts can wreak havoc on a woman’s life, and by practicing yoga, you’ll be able to manage the unpleasant side effects that come with them, such as mood swings, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, and cramps. An article published in the International Journal of Women’s Health and Reproduction Sciences highlights how powerful yoga can be for PMS and another study showed that a huge 66% (two-thirds) of women reported a reduction in hot flashes after just 10 weeks of classes. We’ve got classes tailored to every woman at every life stage – from first menstruation until years past menopasue!
#3 It helps you get pregnant, stay healthy while pregnant and recover beautifully 🙂
Research has proven that practicing prenatal yoga can help throughout both pregnancy and labour. A close look at all the findings in 2015 found that not only did it help with stress management and reducing pelvic pain, but it could also improve birth outcomes such as reducing birthing time. Yoga allows for relaxation, opens up energetic channels, and boosts blood flow to their reproductive organs, improving our ability to get pregnant too.
In our YogaBellies birth outcomes survey, 96% women said that yogabellies classes made them feel better prepared for birth and 98% felt that they experienced less stress during pregnancy because of yogabellies. How awesome is that?
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I’m an inclusive, not scary, totally normal yet heavily qualified yoga instructor and founder of YogaBellies® and the Birth ROCKS Method. I’m trained in self hypnosis and meditation and what I love is helping women (ALL women) enjoy yoga without having to whisper all the time and wear fancy activewear that cost a month’s rent.
I believe Yoga is for everyone.