What if everything you thought you knew about labor & delivery was wrong? That those years of gym workouts and power yoga were not at all helpful for Labor?
Exercise routines designed by dudes are not designed for labor. Crunches, planks and six-pack abs get in the way of a rockstar delivery. Just like any other sport or discipline, you need specific training for best outcomes.
Want to be a better rock-climber? Then maybe ballet isn’t the answer. Want to be a better equestrian? Scuba diving sure won’t help. Focusing on the specific needs for the specific activity is what brings you closer to your ideal outcomes. Sounds obvious right? The exact same thing is true for birth.
Scores of women have become so freaked out, that they literally shut down and ignore what their body needs for birth. They say things like, “I’ll just figure it out when I get there.” or “Won’t they tell me what to do at the hospital?” Right, like you’ll figure out how to run the Boston Marathon at the starting gate by asking other runners.
Too many women tell me that they feel like failures because they “thought” they were doing the right things. They ended up feeling frustrated, discouraged, disempowered and frankly even intimidated by experiences that they did not want, all because they didn’t know how to prepare. Because no one has told women the real deal about birth, too many moms feel too afraid to ask.
Labor is more than beautiful baby gear & stunning photography. Your body and mind need some real un-learning about deep misconceptions. You need specific new training to create the best outcomes for birth. It’s not found in core strength, and It’s not found in sweat. It is found in strength forged by surrender.
The lighter your grip, the less fear, pain and struggle you feel. I’ve trained thousands of women in the past 18 years how to cultivate suppleness, flexibility and deep self-reliance. Raise your bar from Girl to Zena Warrior Princess. Learn to identify and work with your body;’s changing needs. Produce powerful pain-relieving hormones and learn specific movements that work with your baby on its own journey of birth.
Birthing is a learned skill traditionally taught to girls as they grew into women. These teachings got lost as we moved away from witnessing normal birth surrounded by women, to fearful scare tactics shown on TV. Women became more isolated, and pressured to birth in male-dominated, medical environments where they felt they had little say in their choices.
Reclaim your power – join Yoga for Labor now. Discover that you were not only born to birth your child, you were born to birth like a mother.