Invite movement during pregnancy is important and can help with some common discomforts of pregnancy and even help prepare for labor. The practice of yoga adapted to motherhood is great option for being a gentle form of exercise and a beautiful opportunity to get in touch with our inner wisdom.
While some women struggle during pregnancy with some pain, bloating, gaining weight and going through the transformation of their bodies, the alternative that yoga provides for motherhood is a conscious and fluid way of carrying the changes of each stage and preparing the mother for the arrival of the baby, physically and mentally.
Why you should give it a try …
Low impact exercises
Staying physically active is one of the biggest challenges for every pregnant woman. For this, yoga is great because it is able to tone the muscles, achieve postural awareness and greater flexibility in the pelvic area without too much effort or danger.
Embrace new body
Accepting physical, emotional and structural changes is a real challenge sometimes. Yoga works this process of flowing with each transformation with harmony and helps to learn to move and breathe with the weight of pregnancy and the postpartum body.
The pregnancy has typical ailments in the back, ankles and muscles. However, the movements and stretches of the asanas improve posture and circulation avoiding fluid retention and joint stress.
Connection with the baby
A few minutes of silence stretching the body on the mat will be enough to activate the conscious part of the pregnancy. Prenatal yoga helps to keep the baby within the mind, give them space, recognize their movements, postures and help them feel comfortable in the mother's body.
Helps with labor
Increasing respiratory capacity is essential to control the rhythm of labor. In addition, training the pelvis and learning to flow with pain conditions for a natural delivery.
Meditating and being fully aware of the state of motherhood allows you to build calm in the face of stress and pain. In addition, it reduces the feeling of physical fatigue, reduces depressive symptoms and improves sleep.
Natalie Bossans is a Mommymoon Yoga Teacher and pregnancy trained yoga expert. Learn more about Natalie here.
Natalie Bossans is a Mommymoon Yoga Teacher and Pregnancy specialized yoga expert. She teaches a weekly yoga class and offers private prenatal yoga classes.
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