Pregnancy Yoga in West London

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Who I am & what I do

Hi, I’m Grace and I am a London-based yoga teacher. I am here to share with you the benefits of yoga and the power that moving the body, has on the mind.

I shyly walked into my first yoga class in my early 20’s out of pure curiosity. I left disappointed and reluctantly admitted to myself that yoga was not for me. It was only a few years later, that I saw my practice come to life after trying hot yoga. I came to the mat for the physical aspect and returned because it was improving my mind.

I carried on practising other styles of yoga with inspiring teachers and continuously saw the positive effects it was having on my life. I felt healthier, more balanced, stronger and flexible both physically and mentally. More recently, yoga has been an integral part of my pregnancy and preparation for childbirth.

I am a firm believer that yoga and the type of yoga you choose to practise are things that just come to you; it’s a right time, right place sort of thing. When I did my first class ever I was not ready; my mind was not open or in the right place to start the journey.  Who would have known that 10 years later, I would be sharing my love for yoga and guiding people through their practice.

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To start, find a beginners yoga class at a studio, gym or community centre. If you are looking for something a little bit more challenging you can try a Vinyasa class or power yoga class. Hot yoga classes are often open level – for anyone from beginners to the more experienced – and they offer the added benefit of the heat. If you prefer something more gentle and not too fast-paced a yin style class might be a better option for you.

When you start don’t worry about getting everything right. Everybody started somewhere and with yoga you are encouraged to leave expectations and a lot of the mind chatter behind. Pick a spot at the back of the room and look at what people around you are doing. Slowly, with the teacher’s guidance, you will get more familiar with the postures (and their Sanskrit names!) and you will feel more comfortable with listening to cues and getting into postures.

There is a common misconception that you need to be flexible to do yoga. Any yoga teacher will tell you that to do yoga you only need your breath (and maybe a mat to make your practice more enjoyable!). Flexibility is not a requirement. It is actually something you will gain back with regular practice. In yoga we try to balance strength and flexibility so that those who are very strong or muscular can balance that out by increasing flexibility and those who are very bendy can focus more on working on strength.

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Sanskrit is the ancient language widely used to refer to in yoga (concepts and postures). You are not expected to know Sanskrit names or meanings but you will start getting familiar with the terminology the more you practise. Some teachers might start class or end class with an “Om” sound or they might include some chanting. Again, you are not expected to follow along so don’t let that put you off. Learning Sanskrit or chanting doesn’t imply you believe in any particular philosophy.

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