You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Pregnancy is an incredible and beautiful time in any woman’s life. It is an exciting time with big life changes and new experiences. It is also the time when your body goes through lots of transformations, especially during the first trimester (month 1, 2 & 3) of pregnancy, which can be overwhelming. Actually, our bodies are always changing, but in pregnancy, the body experiences an accelerated pace of change and it needs help adjusting and compensating. Worry not, here comes Prenatal Yoga to the rescue!
In prenatal yoga, you will get involved in learning breathing techniques, gentle stretching and relaxation. Prenatal yoga isn’t simply gentle yoga. It is a class, designed for pregnant bodies. Also, it can be a great way to prepare for labor.
Okay, before we jump into discussing the details of prenatal yoga and its benefits, let’s take a look at these few points of basic safety guidelines before you start your prenatal yoga class. First, talk to your health care provider, making sure that your body is ready and free from any medical conditions. Even though you have gotten your healthcare provider’s OK, it is crucial for you to pay attention to your body and how you feel, don’t overdo it.
Now, in prenatal yoga class, you’ll be encouraged to do a focused breathing. It is beneficial to reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy as well as to work through contraction during labor. As for the gentle stretching, all the poses will aim at developing your strength and flexibility, endurance of muscles, especially the pelvic floor, hip and abdominal core muscles, everything that is useful for childbirth. Also, prenatal yoga can help minimize the common pregnancy discomforts, such as lower back pain, nausea, insomnia and headaches. Regular stretching during pregnancy is believed to be one of the keys to bring your body back to a toned condition after delivering your baby.
A lot of props (Blocks, Straps, Bolsters, Balls, Chairs) are used in prenatal yoga class to ensure a complete support and ultimate relaxation. Even so, don’t forget to take it easy with your body and avoid the poses if you feel that the poses are beyond your comfort.
Beside serving as a type of childbirth-preparation class, the act of going to a prenatal yoga class is an opportunity for you to take a time out and bond with the growing baby. Also, you might be able to meet new friends, bonding with other pregnant women, which is quite important as well. Being in a community which goes through the same journey might help you cope with all the physical and emotional changes towards motherhood.
Pregnancy is a miracle. An experience too incredible It is a nine-month journey Happy, sad, and sometimes funny Enjoy it to the maximum, mom-to-be.