Yoga for Expectant Mothers

1 Dec

pregnant yogaYoga is an ancient form of work out method that has enriched the holistic living of individuals in the most natural and effective way since years. Yoga is like a sacred route to a peaceful mind and healthy body.

During pregnancy, when expectant mothers are fighting mood swings at varying levels, weariness and sickness, painful leg cramps and breathing problems; yoga exercises, techniques and postures reduce all such conditions ensuring a period of relieved nine months followed by an easier labor and smooth delivery.

A pregnant woman must check her past health record before starting practicing yoga. For those who are practicing yoga for the first time should get prior medical consent. The first three months are the most critical and probability of miscarriage is high; therefore highest precaution is a must during this time.

Now let us move forward to the ‘poses’ most suggested for expectant mothers. Yoga poses mentioned below focus on strengthening the pelvic muscles that help increase the womb space for the healthy growth of the fetus.

Vakrasna (Twisted Pose)

This pose provides gentle massaging to your abdomen and stretching of your spine and neck. Stretches the shoulders, and hips. Massages the abdominal organs. Especially good in the second trimester of pregnancy for strengthening the lower back.

Parvatasana (Mountain Pose)

With this pose you will recover your posture and it can be particularly beneficial for backaches. If you focus on the stilling effect attained by Tadasana, you will find that you begin to do other Yoga poses with greater relaxation and attention, which results in greater usefulness.

Yastikasana (Stick Pose)

Yastikasana alleviates the harm done by incorrect body postures and gently exercises the abdominal and pelvic muscles. This is an excellent pose as it offers complete stretch to the thighs, arms and spine followed by complete relaxation.

Paryankasana (Ham’s Pose)

This pose is excellent for strengthening all the important delivery muscles such as the abdominal, pelvic and thigh muscles.

Bhadrasana (Butterfly Pose)

This is another effective pose for exercising the pelvic muscles.


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