With Yoga, an Active but Safe Pregnancy
Yoga represents a universal system and practices showing the mind, body and soul connection to achieve inner peace and balance within the body. The yoga practice is also recommended for pregnant women who want to spend their pregnancy actively and safely.
Pregnancy is divided into quarters characterised by different needs of pregnant women and their developing baby. Yoga helps you overcome your difficulties of pregnancy.
It is suitable for both beginners and the previously active mothers. It is also important how active pregnant women have been prior to pregnancy, as those who were previously active in sports, in general, have a higher capacity than those who were not active. The exercises are adapted to the beginners and advanced yoga moms.
It is extremely important that a pregnant woman does the exercise carefully and thoughtfully. I highly recommend exercises under the supervision of trained and licensed instructors of yoga keeping an eye on a pregnant woman, her state of health and her baby’s health. I highlight pregnant women should take part of exercises particularly for them; precisely, yoga for moms-to-be with adjusted exercises to them. Before yoga practice moms have to consult with the doctor. Comfort and well-being is the main at welfare of pregnant women because they must always keep an eye on their health and the health of their child.
How does Yoga Help Moms-to-be?
Postures ensure that the muscles are strengthened, the joints become stronger and more flexible contributing to a better pose and remaining the strength of the back of an increased belly decreasing lower back pain. The coordination and balance can be improved with specific exercises while the body becomes more coherent and flexible.
Yoga helps to improve blood circulation. Breathing becomes more accurate and deepened with the breathing exercises. The immune system is strengthened. With yoga, balance is established on the physical and mental fields ensuring easy portability pregnancy ailments and better pregnancy.
With yoga exercises, a good posture is maintained and the occurrence of incontinence is prevented. Attention is also intended to abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles, which are essential, and the most affected during pregnancy and childbirth. The deep abdominal muscles, relieving the lower back muscles and preventing injuries and pains in the lower back, are strengthened by a specific respiratory system. With yoga, the pain in the legs is relieved, and the swelling of the legs is lightened.
How Often Should Yoga be Practised?
Not only your body should be listened to but also time for yourself and your baby should be taken. If possible, it is recommended for yoga to be performed every day. Otherwise, the optimum is at least twice to three times a week for the body to be cleaned, exercised and relaxed.
Which Group of Pregnant Women is Yoga Suitable for?
Yoga is an exercise recommended for pregnant women and designed for all pregnant women, regardless of the month of their pregnancy, but exercise during pregnancy adapts the health status and needs of pregnant women. A further care is of a great importance in the first three months particularly for women over thirty years and those with health problems. Then it is necessary that pregnant women carry out exercises more carefully and avoid excessive exertion. The same applies to pregnant women, feeling dizzy and bad, so the first three months are suppose to rest and attend a training session in the second quarter. All the caution should be taken towards the end of pregnancy because of the approaching delivery, when the body is already preparing for delivery of the little one. For women of high-risk pregnancy exercises are not recommended.
Practising yoga is usually done in order, i.e. starting with chanting respectively or singing mantras or heating exercises. Breathing exercises or breathing techniques are followed after heating exercises. Then a set of asanas working best for you and taking care of your body are done. After performing asanas, a release in Savasana is followed.
Asanas should be regularly performed. Your health and your baby’s condition should be watched out. Consistency and adherence should be required.
At the end of yoga practice is time for final relaxation in the Corpse Position, also known as Savasana. There are several other positions throughout yoga you can rest and your breathing can calm down. With the release technique and the regular practice the mind and body can be balanced. A connection of the mind and body can be gained.
During exercise prana stimulates, i.e. the life energy circulates throughout the body and makes the body relaxed in the Corpse position or Savasana.