Is Yoga Essential During Pregnancy?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Health and Yoga | 0 comments

Expecting women often undergo some or the other strain and stress over their changing body and its postures. Although gynecologists and obstetrics have many cures and treatments for all such quandaries yet an exercise to analog our body, mind and soul, together can be of great benefit.

“Yoga” is only that approach which can align the three into a single string of contemplation. It keeps both mums and child in good state of body and mind. Above all it prepares the body optimally according to the terms of labor and childbirth. It unwinds many pressurized area of body during pregnancy. In due course various other joints and area of concentration to be valued by yoga are –

  • Belly bottom – Most thoughtful and safeguarded body part during pregnancy is lower abdomen. As with the increase in trimesters and baby’s growth, belly stretches and gains an enlarged shape, so it requires a huge stamina to carry baby’s weight. Yoga helps in relaxing the muscles and slackening it, so that your abdomen may not experience stretching and heavy sense. Asana with ease and without pain like Pranayam should be preferred for the same.
  • Pelvis portion – Elasticity in the pelvic cavity is essential for a healthy and normal delivery. Yoga facilitates in making the pelvic muscles and cervix flexible enough to evade many usual problems on the course of pregnancy and delivery. It eludes the hitches of – bowel movement and constipation, drooping of the bladder’s capacity and most of all graving pressure and contraction during delivery.
  • Preferred postures – It is always advised by doctors to walk, sleep and sit properly, if you are expecting. As your lower muscles are facing an extreme extension, you may suffer back pain and straining ligaments while turning and sitting. But, this can be relaxed through Chakravakasana yoga.

Furthermore, yoga also reduces stress, elevated blood pressure and risk of preterm labor. Hence, it is considered to be an essential practice during pregnancy and should be practiced under the supervision of an expert.

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