Yoga helps you breathe and relax, which in turn can help you adjust to the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood. It calms both mind and body, providing the physical and emotional stress relief your body needs throughout the experience of pregnancy. Practicing yoga before and during pregnancy increases the chances of natural childbirth. Yoga helps develop reproductive system and pelvis such that it supports natural child birth. The yoga poses help the muscles to become more reflexive. It helps to tone the body muscles in a way that natural child birth is possible. Natural child birth is difficult as the human body is not flexible enough before performing regular exercise and yoga. Yoga enables to get a flexible body which can adjust to changes in the body during pregnancy.
Every pregnant woman desires pain-free delivery. Most women experience fear of pregnancy which further increases problems. Yoga is a beneficial way to overcome pain as well fear of pregnancy.
Yoga can be preacticed at all stages of pregnancy including; Conception
Yoga helps deal with pain during delivery. The breathing exercise performed during yoga strengthens the body to cope with labour pain. Bidalasana which is also known as cat pose is very effective pose during pregnancy. This pose is good for proper circulation and digestion. It is also minimises pressure on the lower back. It is helpful for the favourable movement of baby in the womb.
Yoga also provides lots of post delivery benefits. It helps to maintain a proper body shape post-pregnancy. It strengthens the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles post-pregnancy. You can start practicing yoga six to seven weeks after delivering a baby to enjoy the post-delivery benefits of yoga. The post-delivery yoga also helps to maintain a proper body weight.
Yoga during pregnancy should be practiced under the guidance of a teacher.
60 minutes to 75 minutes daily