It almost seems that yoga was made for pregnancy, with its calming and relaxation focus, intense breathing exercises, and finally improving your muscle flexibility and circulation. Pregnancy yoga comes with abundant yoga benefits and is one of the most populat types of yoga with enough yoga poses to keep you going throughout these special 9 months, and keep practisng yoga after!
Choosing the correct yoga music can be great to help calm those nerves, while the yoga poses for back and yoga poses for hips will help prepare your body for the physical demand it is about to experience. Pre-natal yoga has become very popular lately and has spread to yoga poses for kids to keep up the act of yoga after you have given birth!
What are the benefits of pregnancy yoga?
A common mixture of exercise during pregnancy is to couple yoga with running. These subtle exercises keep your muscles activated during pregnancy, they prepare your mind and body for labor as well as helping blood circulaton and staying healthy in general. The one suggested precaution when doing yoga poses for pregnancy would be to watch the abdomen area and try not to stretch it.
Yoga Poses for Pregnancy
These are specific yoga asanas to help during the pregnancy period. Be careful to stretch and move in the correct manner so as not to damage your muscles or over-stretch. Use as much yoga equipment as you need, pillows and cushions etc…
- Cobbler/Tailor Pose: sitting straight up against a wall, bring the soles of your feet together and gently push your knees to the ground until you find a comfortable spot to stop and hold the pose
- Child’s Pose: kneeling on your legs, stretch your arms forward and lean forwards, bring your tummy into our thighs and take deep breaths, breathe deeply into your back
- Triangle Pose: stand with your legs wider than hip-width apart, point your right foot outward while keeping your left pointing straight, bring your right hand to your right angle, extend your left arm above and follow your arm with your eyes
Here is a short video to give you an introduction on some pregnancy yoga poses and breathing techniques: