Benefits of Pre Natal Yoga

5 Oct

We all have heard of the many benefits and positive effects yoga can bring into our lives. We hear about it on TV, read about it in magazines, see it on the Internet and probably have friends that cannot stop commenting about it. We also have heard that in order to experience some of these benefits, we need to practice on a regular basis.

It’s not surprising to me that a good number of women today want to continue or start practicing yoga poses during their pregnancy, while others are surprised to hear how prenatal yoga can be very beneficial. The average person on the street, when they think of yoga, imagine individuals twisting like pretzels, sweating and performing advanced and difficult poses.  No wonder why many expecting mothers are surprised to hear they can practice yoga during this special time of their lives.

Prenatal yoga classes have become more and more popular in recent years.  With new yoga studios popping up in nearly every town; more women are able to find prenatal yoga classes that are offered near to where they live.

There are many benefits to incorporating yoga into your daily routine, especially if you are pregnant.

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:

  • Learn to breathe through pranayama (breath work exercises)
  • Stretch & strengthen your body
  • Relieve aches & pains
  • Improves balance
  • Opens your hips (preparing for childbirth)
  • Relieves stress & anxiety
  • Meet other expectant mothers
  • Connect with your baby!
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