Today, Prenatal yoga is considered as one of the most efficient ans ideal means to stay in shape during the prenancy when paired meiculously with a cardiovascular exercise such as walking. Yoga is an age-old practice which keeps one limber, tones muscles, and offers the improvement in balance and circulation, with little impact on joints.
Yoga is also beneficial with its scientifically appreciated Breathing practices which helps one in learning how to breathe deeply and relax, which comes out handy for facing the physical demands of labor, birth, and motherhood.
1. Development of stamina and strength
As baby grows within a mother’s body, she needs energy and strength to be able to carry the weight. Yoga poses efficiently strengthen hips, back, arms and shoulders to make motherhood happy.
During the pregnancy, as the foetus grows within mother’s body, balance is challanged physically. Besides, she also feel drained due to augmented progesterone and estrogen. The yoga practices with focus on holding and breathing through each yoga poses, balance can be fine tuned, both physically and emotionally.
3. Relief from tension of hips, lower back, upper back, chest, shoulders and neck
As foetus grows, the specific muscle group faces more stress and ladies tend to have lordotic with the increased size of their bellies. The added pressure of baby’s weight in bellies makes hips tighter. As her breasts increase in size, her chest and upper back feels more tension, along with neck and shoulders.
4. Calmness of the nervous system
The Breathing, practices in Yoga sends the nervous system into parasympathetic mode, which is responsible for deep relaxation. When a body goes in parasympathetic mode, digestion system starts operating properly, and one tends to sleep better, and finds its immune system is at its optimal.
5. Preparation for Labor
Each Yoga pose works in cordination with the conscious breathing, sometimes which make it challenging. This comes out beneficial at the time of labor, enabling one to practice being comfortable with uncomfortable conditions through breathwork. The deep inhalation let one acknowledge the tension, while the complete exhalation let the tension go and brings more and more sense of relaxation with each breath.
6. Connection with baby
The prenatal yoga practices allow one to slow down and pay attention on the better synchronization of mind and body. The proper combnation of Yoga poses and breath makes one more aware of what is going on within.
7. Increased circulation
Prenatal Yoga practices enhances the circulation within joints and elongates the muscles during practice. The enhances circulation of blood decreases the swelling and enhances the immunity, which create the healthy environment for a thriving baby.
8. Breathwork practice
The Breathwork practices in Yoga are the good tool for labor during contractions. The conscious breathing regulates the blood pressure and heart rate, keeping one in parasympathetic/relaxation mode. Calm mother equals calm baby.
9. Nurturing time
Being in a group of women who understand what we are going through is much comfortable.
Through practicing yoga, you not only take care of yourself, but of your baby as well.
These 9 yoga poses are safe for every trimester and will strengthen, center and calm your body and mind.