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The internet is a big space, with a lot of information floating around on virtually every subject. And it’s no different when it comes to yoga for pregnant women. In this article we’ll be touching on a couple of essential bits of information to look out for as you gather information about one of the best forms of exercise available for all mothers-to-be around the world.
Pregnancy and Exercise
But first, let’s dispel a very common myth: exercises during pregnancy are bad. Not so. In fact, yoga for pregnant women is beneficial in the following ways:
Mind: Certain yoga principles and/or techniques focus specifically on eliminating the fears, anxiety and other negative emotions usually associated with pregnancy. Successfully applied, this will ensure that your pregnancy is what it was intended to be: one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.
Body: Is there ever an easy pregnancy? Well, probably “no” – not if you don’t help it along. Yoga for pregnant women supplies you with exercises during pregnancy that specifically target those muscles that will enhance the natural experience. Additionally, you’ll be glad to know that there are certain positions that help eliminate some of the tell-tale pregnancy signs: weight gain, bad posture, back pain, the droopy abdomen and stretch marks, to name but a few.
Soul: Moving into the abstract realm, yoga for pregnant women also has its benefits here. It’s based on principles that are thousands of years old and with one soul intention: to move you into that higher place – an experience that will provide you with the insightful wisdom to ensure that your maternal blooming is enhanced. Don’t believe us? Try it.
What to look out for
To enjoy all previously mentioned benefits, look out for the following subjects on your research expedition:
Yoga Exercises / Positions: These supply you with a beneficial foundation, a platform that will turn a normal pregnancy into a super pregnancy. As mentioned before, different yoga positions target different parts of the body, ensuring that all those problems are solved, before they even started! Do note that it is widely encouraged for all pregnant women to choose those positions best suited for beginners, regardless of their yoga skill level.
Pranayama: These refer to breathing exercises – but provide you, the beautiful mother-to-be, with a couple of added, secret benefits. By learning to master them you’ll find that you’ve got more focus, increased control over yourself, more energy and much less stress. Combining pranayama with the yoga positions is a recipe for success!
Meditation: Become aware today, through meditation. Your troubles will dissolve, your fears will dissipate and you will once again be able to see the beauty of the life around you, the beauty of the life within you. Regular meditation will also help prepare your mind, and therefore your body, for D-day (Delivery Day).
Pregnancy and exercise can be combined – should be combined – when it comes to yoga for pregnant women. But there are a couple of ground rules you should be aware of before you attempt any exercise:
- When it gets uncomfortable, stop. Remember that your baby feels whatever you feel.
- Your baby has no way to deal with the heat generated by your body through strenuous exercise. During the first trimester this can affect your child’s development if hyperthermia sets in. Remember to take it easy.
- Make a point of seeing your physician on a regular basis, even when things are fine. Discuss your exercise with him / her and keep them informed about your physical and/or emotional discomforts.