Yoga, a sport derived from India, is one of the few sports which the pregnant women can practice. Yoga can have many benefits during pregnancy, including helping women maintain flexibility and muscle tone and develop breathing techniques that may be useful during labor.
Yoga exercises for pregnant women often consist of reaching movements, stretching the legs, bending, etc. without including difficult poses. So the first benefit from the yoga that helps pregnant women have a supple body, gentle movement because the muscles and joints are mobilized, stretched together cleverly that contributes to improve strength of back support, shoulder and spine. Yoga helps pregnant women always agile despite carrying a fetus.
Besides the exercises for the spine and pelvis of the mother also helps reduce the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy, such as back pain and fatigue. That makes a good stepping-stone for the delivery period.
Mothers should practice getting and holding breath and holding regularly. That will help the mothers enter the delivery period easily. The whole body workouted yoga reasonably will help blood circulation, healthy body and limit excessive weight gain during pregnancy. Thus the fetus will be moved in the motion of the mother so the baby would be born healthy and smart.
Yoga emphasizes breathing combined with continuous movements, so this is a relaxing way to help pregnant women forget sorrow, anxiety of daily work and reduce stress. Thanks to yoga, the mother will have comfortable spirit all day. It is very important to the comprehensive development of the fetus. Yoga is very useful after delivery because yoga helps you control your emotion and abstain fatigue, anger when necessary.
Connect with your baby
Practicing prenatal yoga once a week or more times is very good. This is your great time to separate yourself from work and a busy life in order to focus your mind on the growth of the fetus and feeling it. In the evolution of pregnancy, your body will have some change and the yoga postures will also need to change over to match the physical change taking place within you. Some of certain postures such as “hero pose” will be very helpful to you if you incorporate deep breathing while performing this pose. When breathing out, you can connect with your baby by your sagging down belly, gently toward the spine as if you are giving your baby a hug.
Today there are many Yoga classes for pregnant women with the appropriate exercises for each pregnancy. So the mother can rest assured that it’s harmless absolutely to the fetus. If you have no time to join an yoga class, you can also workout at home. A soothing music when practicing will take mother and baby to a relaxation and well-being world. However practicing with a coach should be more preferred.