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Yoga For Pregnant Women

YOGA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN Yoga for pregnant women is a great way to keep fit. Yoga creates a connection from the outside to the in, which is where we should really be focused when with child. Yoga helps tune us in to the needs of our growing child. Postures can also help with endurance, strength building and peace of mind, all necessary for birthing as well as tending to a baby. Yoga means union, so it's a good idea to create that with self and the being that is sharing your body at this time. PRENATAL YOGA Asanas to Ease your PREGNANCY CAT / COw POSES SITTING SIDE STRETCH EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE POSE TWISTED POSEE CHILD'S POSE TRIANGLE POSE Benefits of Prenantal Yoga Calms the mind & reduces stress Relieyes muscular tension Increases Stamina & Strength Helps you find þalance both physically & emotionally Give you time to Connect with your body & your baby Is IT SAFE TO DO YOGA DURING PREGNANCY? vote YES. SOME RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES If you re attending a regular yoga class (one not specifically geared to pregnant vomen), be sure to tell the instructor you re pregnant, and which trimester w you re in. -Don't do any asanas reduce blood How to the uterus. Avoid poses that stretch the muscles too much, particularly the abdominals. You re more at risk tor strains, pulls, and other injuries right now because the pregnancy hormone relaxin, which allows the uterus to expand, also softens connective tissue. -From the second trimester on, your center of gravity really starts to shift, do any standing poses This is to avoid losing your balance and risking injury to yourself or (poses) on your back after the tirst trimester – they can when with your heel to the wall or use a chair for support. your baby 1f you're bending forward while seated, place a towel or yoga strap behind your feet and hold both ends. Bend from the hips and lift the chest, to avoid compressing your abdomen. It your belly is too big for this movement, try placing a rolled-up towel under your buttocks to elevate the body, and open legs about hip-width apart, to give your belly more room to come forward. When the practicing twisting poses, twist more from the shoulders and back than trom the waist, to avoid putting any pressure on your abdomen. Go only as far in the twist as feels comfortable - deep twists are not advisable in pregnancy. -Listen caretully to your body. It you feel any discomfort, stop. need to modity each pose as your body changes. A good instructor can help you customize your yoga to suit the stage of pregnancy you re in. You'll probably AVOID THESE POSES DURING PREGNANCY Backbends Balancing poses on one leg Camel Handstands Headstands Upward bow Akshi Yogashala www.akshiyogashala.org

Yoga For Pregnant Women

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Yoga helps the expected moms to overcome their discomfort and remain satiated all through their pregnancy stage. Only a few minutes of stretching exercises can see you in a much lighter mood, mentall...

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