Mom and Baby Yoga Classes Anchorage AK

Mom and baby yoga classes are a bonding opportunity for mom and baby during the postpartum period. These classes may involve baby massage and they help to increase breath awareness, strengthen abdominals, release tension and reduce stress for the mom. See below for local yoga studios in Anchorage, AK that give access to qualified mom and baby yoga instructors.

Ashtanga Yoga
(907) 274-4594
341 E Benson Blvd Ste 5
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Yoga
(907) 562-9642
701 W 36th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Yoga With Rashmika
(907) 562-6098
2027 Hillcrest Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Blue Mountains Wellness Studio, Inc.
(907) 745-9050
1220 S. Chugach St.
Palmer, AK
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, several Hot

RAVEN YOGA SHALA
(907) 723-5336
418 HARRIS ST. SUITE 320/ ARCTICORP BLDG
JUNEAU, AK
Yoga Styles
ASTANGA

Laughing Lotus Yoga Of Anchorage LLC
(907) 243-9642
620 E 57th Pl
Anchorage, AK
 
Inner Dance Yoga Studio
(907) 277-7037
2610 Spenard Rd Ste A
Anchorage, AK
 
Yoga Experiences
(907) 452-6841
2950 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Yoga Styles
equilibrium

Tadasana Yoga
(907) 235-3202
P. O. Box 434
Homer, AK
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Based

Ester
(907) 479-9722
PO Box 314
Ester, AK
Yoga Styles
Kundalini Yoga

Yoga for New Mothers

Posted in: Parenting | Yoga

I am not a Yoga teacher. I’ve only attended about 3 Yoga classes. So, why am I writing about Yoga when I know nothing about it? I am curious – that’s my nature. And through the years, this curiosity has helped me develop a career as a freelance graphic designer and writer. And it is through a very weird type of Yoga (my own type, or whatever I thought was Yoga at that point in time) that helped me swim ashore when I was teetering between drowning in the sea of depression after giving birth to my sons.

Yoga and the soon-to-be-mother

There’s all this hype about Yoga that I did’t fully understand before – what’s all this clamor about Yoga for pregnancy? What’s the big deal? You have a big belly, retch half the time, have a sudden liking for pickle and have to wear your husband’s clothing…you need Yoga to help you deal with all that?

But of course, I only began the understand the benefits of Yoga as a mother when I started going to the classes, read about them in books, magazines and websites. This amazing method can help mothers regain their physical strength and sends them into a journey of self-discovery and improvement. Instead of helping you deal with others, in Yoga, everything starts from within. Therefore, to solve a problem, you have to go inside.

And inside a mother, it’s always a battle zone – and it’s tumultuous half the time. Pizza or no pizza? Sex or no sex tonight? What kind of mother will I be? Will I sprain my own child’s fingers when I try to put his/her clothes on? With the kind of bizarre thinking (and hormones) going on inside our mind and our body, mothers often have a difficulty finding peace. Your doctor will tell you time and time again that although nutrition is important, finding peace, quiet and calm in yourself and in your life is just important for an expectant mother.

Yoga for the regular mother

Considering the fact that Yoga can help bring calm into calamity, it’s obviously a good choice for you to try out Yoga if you’re thinking of starting an exercise program. Better yet, join a gym – which is what I did. I used to scoff at people who joined gyms, and judging from the loud dance music, I remember thinking to myself – Yikes, gym is just a sorry excuse for a disco. Instead of serving peanuts, they serve fruit mixes. Instead of alcohol, they serve bottled water. But everyone’s trying to get into a social thing in the gym. It’s a social club!?

And as a mother, I don’t have the time to join a social club.

But I was wrong. As soon as I gave the 10-day free classes a try, I was hooked. No makeup, no dressup (oh, the younger gym-goers still dress up to the nines and apply mascara for gym) and no pretense. I go to the gym and attend the Yoga class to sweat - to end up looking ugly but feeling damn good!

Mothers can open up their minds and free ...

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