Prenatal Yoga is a great way of keeping your body fit. It is made of four components:
Yoga can help you stay physically and emotionally fit. Let’s talk about the physical and emotional benefits of Yoga one by one.
Physical Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga
Yoga is a great during pregnancy. It can help you strengthen your muscles. This can make you more flexible. This will help you cope with pain during labour. Physical benefits of prenatal Yoga are:
- Improves circulation of blood.
- Strengthens pelvic muscles.
- Reduces pain in lower back.
- Relieves tension in muscles.
- Increases stamina.
Always follow a Yoga expert’s advice for the best asanas for you. There are some specific asanas that can help you with the following:
- Help with digestion problems.
- Manage blood pressure.
- Overcome tiredness.
Emotional Benefits of Pregancy Yoga
Pregnant women who regularly do Yoga have lower levels of stress and anxiety. This is because Yoga makes you calm and relieves tension.
There are many emotional benefits of prenatal Yoga. They are as follows:
- Pranayama is a great way to train your mind to cope with labour pain
- Meditation helps you cope with anxiety and stress during pregnancy
- Meditation helps you deal with mood swings which are common during pregnancy
- Relaxation helps relieve stress during labour. It also helps you relieve postnatal depression which can be common
- Meditation increases your sense of self-awareness and well-being
- Meditation helps you bond with your baby
General Tips for doing Yoga during pregnancy
- Never choose a Yoga style all by yourself
- Always be in touch with a Yoga expert to know what you can and can’t do
- Take your doctor’s permission before doing Yoga
- Always listen to your body. Take a break or stop when you feel tired or hurt
- Your goal is to maintain a good health when pregnant. You don’t have to achieve high Yoga goals
- Take help from your expert to make a regime
- Join a Yoga class to see what other pregnant women are doing. It also helps you share your story with other pregnant women