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Yoga is one of the many superlative things, we have inherited from our civilisation. Thanks to our heterogeneous culture we have inherited from our ancestors, yoga has become a way of life for people around the world who choose to remain healthy.
While yoga is the solution for that persistent cold you’ve been suffering from or the rigid calories you have been wanting to get rid of, yoga during pregnancy is found to be beneficial for both the mother as well as the child. The key is to let yourself loose and channel that energy into a positive direction. To be able to connect to the new life that is blooming within you. One of the most memorable and yet unnerving phases in a woman’s life is without a doubt, the period of pregnancy.
Practicing prenatal yoga is like a relaxing therapy for expecting mothers and also helps the mother be at ease during the strenuous labor contractions. It is to be noted that the expecting mother cannot do all types of ‘asanas’. With the rolling trimesters, only less strenuous positions should be practised.
Pre-natal yoga involves breathing exercises, stretching and various other postures for increasing flexibility that helps a great deal during the delivery phase. Here are some postures that will help you be at ease during those crucial nine months :
- Sukhasana that helps to relax
- Surya namaskar
- Cat Stretch or Marjariasana
- Shoulder and neck exercises
- Goddess pose or Utkata Konasana
- Standing poses for increasing circulation
- Breathing exercises for lesser contractions
It’s important that these ‘asanas’ should not be practised in a rigorous way so that one doesn’t exhaust the body. This is because the body of the mother is already going through a lot of physical, emotional and mental changes. Consult an expert if you’re not sure of the DO’s and DON’Ts of Yoga.
Pre- natal yoga assists in maintaining your calm and composure so as to make a smooth transition from an expecting mother to a mother. It’s more important to be healthy during this phase of your life. Yoga breathes into you positivity which will help you cope up with the stress of labor and even balance your hormonal levels.