Yoga during Pregnancy Benefits for Child and Mother

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Yoga is considered as a good health practice in every phase of life. You can even practice it during pregnancy. Its good for both child and mother. There are several books available in market about how to practice yoga during pregnancy. We will also mention some good yoga poses that can be practiced during pregnancy. But either you should hire a yoga teacher or consult your doctor before practicing it. Every pregnancy is different and if these yoga poses are done incorrectly then it may harm.
Yoga is practiced in India from several centuries and knowledge of Indian Yoga Teachers is considered best in this field.

Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

  • Some deep breathing yoga exercises are preferred during pregnancy as they provide good amount of oxygen in blood to both mother and the child in the abdomen.
  • Yoga makes you stress free which relaxes your body and mind. Its also necessary for physical and mental growth of fetus.
  • Muscles near the abdomen, such as lower back and pelvic region, are most used by the body of mother during pregnancy. Good yoga practices keep these muscles in health state. It also makes delivery easier.
  • Stretching yoga exercises makes circulation better and help in fluid retention.

Which yoga should not be practiced during pregnancy

  • Those yoga postures should be avoided which make excessive pressure on your abdomen. Instead practice those postures which extend your abdomen.
  • Don't indulge in forward bending yoga asanas as they make pressure on abdomen.
  • Konasana (angle pose) should not be done after seven months of pregnancy.
  • Those Yoga Asanas which require making balance should be avoided.
  • Don't practice those yoga posture which need lying down on your stomach.

Yoga during Pregnancy

Following Yoga can be practiced during pregnancy after consulting a yoga teacher: 

Vakrasna (Twisted pose)

Benefit: Spine, legs, hands, neck are exercised. Gentle massage is provided to abdominal organs.

Utkatasana (Chair pose)

Benefit: Strengthens thigh and pelvic muscles

Konasana (Angle pose)

Benefit: Makes your waist flexible. Removes fat from the waist region.

Paryankasana (Ham's pose with one leg)

Benefit: Makes abdominal, pelvic and thigh muscles strong.

Hast Panangustasana (Extended hand to big tow pose)

Benefit: Improves pelvic and thigh muscles

Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose)

Benefit: Strengthens inner thighs and pelvic region

Parvatasana (Mountain pose)

Benefit: Improves body posture and provides relief in backache

Yastikasana (Stick pose)

Benefit: Corrects posture, body gets stretched, relieves body tension

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