These yoga classes are designed to help you calm your mind after the loss of your child, and help you manage your deep grief.
Each class has been designed with you in mind, so that you can get the benefits of yoga with ease. There is no need for you to leave the house, no need for you to go to a class and interact with an instructor or other attendees if you are not ready to do so. All of the classes are free for you to download and can be done from the comfort and safety of your home. They are suitable for anyone new to yoga, as well as those who are more experienced.
We at LOLA hope they will help you to start your emotional recovery after losing your baby.
Warning: Always consult a health professional before starting any exercise and listen to your body. If you are under medical supervision, check in with your doctor before embarking on any exercise, including yoga practice.
Postpartum Yoga For Bereaved Mothers (Coping with miscarriage or stillbirth pregnancy loss).
In this class, Jessica has created a safe and gentle space for bereaved mums coping with miscarriage or stillbirth to practice post-natal yoga. Jessica created this practice with her friend, Corrina, and it is dedicated to Corrina’s son, Alfie who was stillborn in January 2019, and who is the inspiration for this class. It is a peaceful and relaxing 30 minute practice with floor and standing sequences, finishing with shavasana.
Breathing for relaxation and a calm mind with Claire Hawkins. In this video, Claire guides you through a meditative and calming 15 minutes of breathing techniques to help you become aware of your breath and to help you calm your mind, quietening both your emotional and nervous state.
Lunar (floor-based) Yoga to release tensions from the physical and emotional body.
In this video, Claire guides you through 20 minutes of floor-based, lunar yoga postures. The lunar postures are more restful and the emphasis is on gentle stretching. The practice is slow and clam; you are in each pose for a long period of time to allow your body fully to respond. This practice is particularly good if you are experiencing tightness in the hips and lower body. This practice is designed to aid in your physical recovery post pregnancy and childbirth and to encourage a sense of calm.
Introduction to Restorative Iyengar Yoga
Margaret introduces you to 6 very simple, restorative yoga poses to prepare you for breathing practice. You may like to press pause after each introduction so that you can remain a pose for as long as feels comfortable and beneficial, pressing play again when you are ready to move on to the next yoga pose. The poses are designed with you and your experiences in mind, and are suitable for all, including those who are new to yoga.