While pregnancy your body needs special support and care. 5 reasons to practice prenatal yoga to receive them and enjoy this special time more.
You will never experience more rapid physiological change than when you are pregnant. Growing belly puts more weight on your spine, pelvis, knees, and feet! The heart has to catch up as well as blood vessels. Lymphatic system needs extra pumping to keep cleaning your body as efficient as it uses to be before pregnancy. Apart from the physical shift every woman experience an emotional shift. All that brings an expectant mother out of balance in all levels of her being. But there is a remedy, and it is prenatal asana and pranayama classes!
Reason 1 – Oxygenation of your body and the baby
First of the 5 reasons to practice yoga in pregnancy is better breathing. Exercises of pranayama (breathing techniques) help to relax mind, stretch diaphragm and oxygenate the body. Likewise, good nutrition, getting enough oxygen for you and your baby is essential. Moreover, learning breathing techniques is beneficial for future birth. Because correct breathing will help you make your labor less intense and protect you from tearing. Good deep breath has a pain killer effect and helps your uterus to work more efficient. This one of the reason to practice prenatal yoga.
Reason 2 – Increase circulation and enhance your inner organs health.
Movements that don’t load your joints, like yoga are great stimulation for your blood circulation. The more blood circulates around your organs and uterus – the healthier environment for the baby you create. Besides, you will feel more energized and strong. For some women, this could be very important as they might feel sleepy and tired most of the time.
Reason 3 – Unloading your back and hips
Most of the asanas in prenatal yoga are designed to restore your back and hips, strengthen the posture muscles. Many women after the first yoga class notice reduction of tension or less pain in that area. If you want to know top asanas that help your back and hips check this post. Meanwhile, let’s discover other reasons and benefits of prenatal yoga.
Reason 4 – Protection for your joints
While pregnancy your body produce the hormone relaxin, that softens all tissues or your body but especially joints and ligaments. To protect yourself from radon injury we practice asanas that tighten your muscles. Because the stronger your muscles are, the better support your joints have. in other words, practicing yoga in pregnancy supports your body and minimize the risk of such problems like pubic symphysis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip, and lower back pain.
Reason 5 – Connection with your baby
While this quiet focusing practise you will start to develop quality time with your baby. You will direct more attention to your inner space and you will start to feel your baby responds to that attention. It is a very special moment to all mothers-to-be, I would call it “date with your baby”.
Here were 5 main points to make yoga your habit in pregnancy. So if you have never tried it yet, I encourage you to find a class and discover these and other benefits
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Anfisa, Doula, Yoga and massage therapist.