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Prenatal Yoga at Yoga Center of Medford

The Yoga Center of Medford is offering prenatal yoga classes for expectant moms from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Taught by Prenatal Yoga Specialist Karin Otto, the classes offer a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and prana (focused breath work), all helpful tools for pregnant women and their babies.

Studies suggest that prenatal yoga can improve sleep, relax the mind, body and spirit. The practice also reduces stress and anxiety; increases strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles needed for childbirth; decreases lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath; and provides a sense of community, introducing women in the same phase of life to each other.

“I love honoring the space of mother and growing baby through all the stages and helping women prepare their bodies and minds for the journey of labor and motherhood,” explains Otto. “It’s an opportunity for moms to bond deeply with their baby and take care of themselves in the quiet, conscious space of a yoga practice. Moms share their worries, fears, joys and celebration with each other—it’s the gift of prenatal yoga.”

Location: 417 Stokes Rd., 2nd Flr., Medford. For more information or to register (required), call 606-654-9400 or email [email protected].

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