Looking forward to relax yourself during pregnancy? Prenatal yoga can be a great help for you to calm yourself and enjoy this time. Prenatal yoga not only prepares you for labor, it also takes care of your baby’s health and growth.
Below are some benefits of prenatal yoga:
- Improves sleep
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Reduces lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath.
- Increases strength, flexibility and endurance of the muscles needed for child birth
In addition, the researchers have found a relationship between prenatal yoga and reduction of hyper tension related complications which also helps in improvement of fetal outcome.
However, like other types of childbirth preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach that improves the flexibility of your body and also gives mental peace. A lot of doctors consider prenatal yoga a very safe form of exercising.
What happens during a prenatal yoga class?
Postures: While sitting, standing or lying on the ground you will gently move your body in different positions and that will help in developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props like blankets, cushions and belts are also used. These props are used to provide support and comfort.
Relaxation: At the end of each class, you will see a difference in your body. Your muscles will be more relaxed and you will restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. You might also be able to listen to your own breath if you will pay close attention to the sensations. Try to feel the emotions or repeat a mantra or a word to bring about self-calmness.
Stretching: You will be encouraged to move the different parts of your body, such as your legs and arms in full rotation. This will help in flexing them and also boosting up your energy.
Breathing: You will be asked to take deep breath in and out which will be slowly and deeply through the nose. This might help you in getting rid of the breathlessness and also will relax your mind.
Remember to do this exercise for about 30 minutes each day. Avoid all the tensions that is going on in your mind because yoga means to relax so there is no reason to push yourself which is also not safe or healthy for you or for your baby.
Yoga time happy time!
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