Yoga is inherently hypnotic. It moves you into a state of relaxed focus where you can connect to a deep part of yourself. There are lots of words for this state, and different ways of arriving in it. This state of awareness belongs to all of us, it is part of ourselves that we can access either intentionally through practice or sometimes unintentionally it just occurs. Sometimes we don't even realise we are doing it, but perhaps afterwards we may feel clearer, fresher and more ourselves somehow.
In pregnancy a deeper connection to your own body and its amazing capabilities can be forged. It is a time of great change, both physically and mentally and it can be so nourishing to have the space and time to be present to this and explore it. In hypno pregnancy and birth classes, there is an opportunity to find your own power, wisdom and creativity in this midst of all the flux and change happening in your body and mind and life at this time. By using the breath, flowing postures, deep relaxation and focus this opportunity can be harnessed and the pathway to this connection is made clear, so that it can be found again outside of the class. In this way I foster trust in each women's own intuition and self belief. I believe that each women knows what is best for her own body and baby at a deep level and this inner awareness can be so useful to support a healthy relaxed pregnancy and an informed and calm birth.
If you would like to come along and try a hypno yoga for pregnancy and birth class, here is the timetable:-
Monday 6.30-7.30pm The Arts Centre, Bideford
Thursday 7.30-8.30pm St Brannocks Church, Braunton
Please use the contact form to book your place.
Kristina is a Yoga teacher and artist who lives in Braunton, North Devon with her husband, two children and a cat.