There are certain positions and breathing techniques we explore in yoga that are optimal for labour and birth. Whilst they can’t guarantee you a natural birth, they will certainly help you minimise and relieve the pain of labour. It is best to practise these techniques regularly up until your due date, so they become quite natural to you in labour.
About the Author: Allannah Law
Allannah has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 2006, a Certified Yoga Therapist since 2015, and has been practicing Yoga since 1999. She specializes in yoga for women. Her greatest expertise is in Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Endometriosis and Therapeutic Yoga. Allannah brings to her teaching over 15 years of personal study in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been proudly mentored by Yoga Australia Director and former Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy President, Leigh Blashki, since 2005. Allannah’s formal study as a Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist was at one of only two Australian Government accredited courses in Australia.