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Yoga For Pregnant Women

Master your mind! Gain control over your body! Be relieved of your stress through the practice of gentle art of Yoga!

Pregnancy is a physical as well as mental experience. Women

often becomes hyper aware of all the changes their bodies are

going through. Yoga allows pregnant women to adapt to these

changes more gracefully and to feel proud and a sense of

appreciation for their bodies. Yoga exercises can increase

flexibility, strength, circulation and balance. Many pregnant

women find that regular yoga exercises help to reduce swelling,

back and leg pain, and insomnia.

However, Yoga must be practiced very carefully among pregnant

women, as improper exercises will bring negative effect on both

moms and babies. Here are some tips for pre-natal pregnancy Yoga

practice:

1. The general yoga exercises are recommended for the first 2

months. You must consult your doctor and find very experienced

Yoga teachers. With proper guidance, you can practice some yoga

right into labor. If you new to yoga then you should start

slowly.

2. Breathing exercises are beneficial if done twice a day. The

breathing exercises provide more oxygen and energy both to the

mother and the child.

3. Some yoga poses that can help a pregnant women dealing with

the symptoms of pregnancy, ensuring smoother and easier

delivery, and faster recovery after childbirth. Pregnant women

should pay attention not to overstretch the body – the

ligaments around the joints become loose and soft during

pregnancy. The abdomen should stay relaxed at all times.

Difficult and poses that put pressure on the abdomen and other

should NOT be done during advance stages of Pregnancy. No any

kind of pain or nausea should be felt during and/or after yoga.

If this happens, you should stop yoga practice and contact your

GP.

4. When carrying out standing poses with your heels to the wall

or use a chair for support to avoid losing your balance and

risking injury to both you and your baby.

5. Deep relaxation is crucial to give rest to body and mind,

and you will benefit more from a good sleep. Deep relaxation

helps the nerve system change from sympathetic to

parasympathetic activity. Parasympathetic activity is

associated with the restorative processes of the body, which is

needed both by the pregnant woman and the child.

We also strongly recommend regular morning and evening walks.

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