Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga

Not only can you do Yoga during pregnancy, but you will benefit greatly from it. Pregnancy Yoga will help keep your mind and body in shape and active throughout the pregnancy, and prepare you for childbirth. You want to check with a doctor before starting any exercise program, and you especially want to do that when pregnant.

Pregnancy can make you feel usual and tired. You carry extra weight around, and it distorts your proportion and balance. The low-impact and peaceful nature of Yoga makes pregnancy Yoga a great option. Pregnancy Yoga allows you to not only get exercise, but also it facilitates the development of the fetus.

Pregnancy Yoga offers the following benefits:

  • Pregnancy Yoga helps reduce morning sickness, nausea and mood swings.
  • Pregnancy Yoga relieves cramping and edema (fluid retention).
  • Pregnancy Yoga raises the level of energy and helps slow metabolism which restores focus and calmness.
  • Pregnancy Yoga influences baby's position and turns it in advance if needed.
  • Pregnancy Yoga massages and strengthens the abdomen which helps stimulate appetite and bowel action.

Although pregnant women can safely perform the vast majority of Yoga poses, they cannot safely perform some of them. Additionally, certain poses provide especial benefit to pregnant women. To avoid interruptions and to have the best practice, you can find a Yoga class or Yoga video that caters specifically to pregnant women.

You may want to consider the following pregnancy yoga videos:

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