The Benefits of Yoga During Pregnancy
Yoga is an ancient form of exercises and also a spiritual path to a relaxed mind and healthy body. During pregnancy, most women are battling mood swings, painful leg cramps, sicknesses, breathing problems and back pains. Yoga exercises, techniques, postures, breathing methods ensure that most of the side effects of the pregnancy are eliminated and a more pleasant and easy labor and smooth delivery is guaranteed.
Mums who do yoga exercises appear healthier, both in mind and body. Their bodies are more flexible, which enables them to adapt to various positions during labor and the ligaments are more elastic, which in turn can help to reduce labor pain.
Yoga classes help to boost circulation and also help with fluid retention.
The stretching exercises relieve aches and pains.
Posture is also improved by yoga and this can help ease back problems, which are common in pregnant women.
Yoga helps to prepare for the birth - it encourages breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to new situations. Helps reduce tension around the birth canal.
Yoga helps to improve the functioning of the abdomen reduces gastric problems. Gastric problems are common during pregnancy.
The practice of yoga during pregnancy can cause the immune system stronger and more defensive against disease.
If you take yoga classes during pregnancy will have the opportunity to meet other pregnant women, to talk with them and discuss the consultations, the different conditions and confusions.
Yoga continues to have benefits after pregnancy. Postnatal yoga, which can be started about six weeks after the birth, strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
Yoga postures mentioned below focus on strengthening the pelvic muscles that help enhance the womb space for the healthy growth of the fetus.
1- UTKATASANA (Chair pose)
Strengthens pelvic and tigh muscles
2- VAKRASNA (Twist pose)
Your spine, legs, hands, neck are exercised along with gentle massage to abdominal organs.
3- BHADRASANA (Butterfly pose)
Strengthens inner thighs and pelvic region.
4- HAST PANANGUSTASANA (Extended hand to big toe pose)
Strengthens pelvic and thigh muscles
5- PARYANKASANA(Ham's pose with one leg)
Strengthens abdominal, pelvic and thigh muscles
6- KONASANA (Angle pose) Flexibility of waist and fat remains under control in the waist region
7- The most beneficial yoga pose during pregnancy is BIDALASANA. Relieves back pain, improves digestion, increases blood circulation and provides adequate space for movement of the baby.
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Researched and written by Pınar Gogulan