The Importance of Practicing Prenatal Yoga During Pregnancy #WomenWellness



Pregnancy in the life of an every married woman is an exciting experience of becoming the fulfillment of long desired motherhood. In this period we all try to stay healthy and fit. When I was 4 months pregnant, my doctor advised me to join an ANC classes (Antenatal Classes). According to the doctor's advice, I have started ANC classes within a week. In those days I used to follow Celeb's moms YouTube channels very much especially I followed Lara Dutta. I think this trend of Practicing Yoga during Pregnancy gaining its popularity day by day. For this popularity, I definitely want to give credit to these celeb moms. 



I used to follow one thing from my childhood that right after having a meal I sit on vajrasana. Vajrasana is the only pose that can be done on a full stomach. Even I did this Vajrasana during the Pregnancy. However, I got to learn a lot more new things from yoga classes.

Prenatal Yoga for Pregnancy:

Prenatal Yoga for Pregnancy is a gentle practice or it's kind of a yoga with exercises modified for pregnant women which give pleasure to would be moms. In a yoga class, you will learn techniques breathing, postures, relaxation, and visualization to help you throughout pregnancy. These all techniques can help relieve pain, reduce the length of your labor, keep your baby well supplied with oxygen, as well as provide a more relaxed birthing experience and much more. The best things about Prenatal Yoga is you can do it yourself and you don't need to be a master of Yoga. So Prenatal Yoga class would involve these few areas mainly, breathing, Soft and gentle stretching, Posture practices, and Cooling down.



Why is Prenatal Yoga good for pregnancy?

During pregnancy, our body and mind gone through many changes. Yoga is a method that helps keep body and mind healthy. But it is also true that we will not get benefits of yoga within a day. It requires daily practice, concentration, and patience for a good result. Let me also share my personal experience with you how Prenatal Yoga helps me during my pregnancy. Along with Yoga, I learned meditation and pranayama (yoga breathing), which are two very important aspects of yoga practice. Only practicing physical yoga without pranayama and meditation will not be fruitful for would be moms. 
  • Back and hip pain during pregnancy is a common thing. As I told before that I am practicing Vajrasana since my childhood and for this, I have not had any kind of back and hip pain during pregnancy and after delivery. Vajrasana helps to strengthen the pelvic muscles too. Apart from this, some yoga poses to stretch and strengthen the muscles and tissues associated with the lower back, hips, and hamstrings. A relaxed body aids in proper digestion and helps in building the immune system.
  • Pregnancy is not an illness. But I have noticed that some of the women really feeling like they are sick. But I don't deny this word at all. Those who go through this phase they could understand the 'morning sickness'. During pregnancy lethargy and fatigue also commonly seen. Yoga can help you to break this sick feeling, keeps you active and energetic. 
  • Usually, due to stress and anxiety, hormonal physical changes have an effect on our good night's sleep. I used to meditate for 10 minutes just before going to sleep at night. Meditation helps me a lot to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and anger and helps to eliminate stress.
  • To be honest, yoga prepares you mentally and physically for childbirth. It helps the sense of courage, confidence, patience, and determination within you.
  • It's very commonly said by people that those who have C-section they have lost their body shape. No, that not true. C-sections take more from your body than uncomplicated vaginal deliveries because you have a major surgery to recover from. But good eating,  balanced lifestyle, with muscle work like light exercise and yoga, will be able to reach your goal. So be physically fit, by doing yoga before and after delivery. 
  • You may have heard about this or may be not that yoga can prevent the appearance of stretch marks which I personally felt. I don't have single lines of stretch marks. I religiously followed yoga during the entire pregnancy which helps in avoiding the extraordinary weight gain, especially on arms and thighs. It really helps to toned muscles prevent the formation of stretch marks.

As a result of yoga practice, I realized that just after the delivery though it was not vaginal delivery, right 7 to 10 days after the baby birth I was back in action with full energy. I never felt that surgery had happened. Hence, I would say, to start prenatal yoga as soon as possible. But one thing must be kept in mind that before you start yoga classes, consult your doctor. So get a green signal from your doctor and you get started. Also, show your complete medical history to your instructor so that he or she can start teaching yoga accordingly.

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28 comments:

  1. This is a relevant post for women who are pregnant. As its written in this post Pregnancy is not an illness and it need to be faced with lot of positive feeling. Exercise helps a great way in making our body feel good and energetic.

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  2. Very useful post for currently pregnant ladies... It is beneficial for the mother as well as for the baby.. Thanks for sharing...

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  3. Mere liye to ab kisi kaam ka nahi per bitiya aur unki friends ko jarur share kar diya hai ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  4. This is the need of the day, especially in india it's believed that pregnant women should not workout!

    Good post and good suggestions.

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  5. Nice and informative post , Yes Yoga is too good to maintain good health specially during pregnancy so that a women get back into action soon with some energy :-)

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  6. This is most knowledgeable post I came across today..as a woman we should take care of ourselves...n yoga do keep us more fit

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  7. Very informative post about parental yoga. After reading your post, I'm interested in learning Yoga ☺

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  8. Very useful post. Also, I have heard a lot that yoga is great post pregnancy.

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  9. Loved this post... Yoga is so very important not just for physical health but mental health too... Often during pregnancy we take it easy and not think about exercising but it affects later on... A must read post for all

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  10. Yoga is the best form of exercise I believe... it heals your mind body and soul

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  11. Yoga is really beneficial for not only during pregnancy but after pregnancy also. During pregnancy yoga helps me to beat my morning sickness and also ease my delivery pains

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  12. Yoga is really beneficial for not only during pregnancy but after pregnancy also. During pregnancy yoga helps me to beat my morning sickness and also ease my delivery pains

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  13. Yoga not only helps you manage your weight but during pregnancy it helps you position baby inside your womb. This i am sharing with personal experince.

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  14. I had no idea about prenatal yoga... This is great for would be moms.. well written

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  15. My sister is 7.5 months pregnant right now and she's having some trouble sleeping. Maybe I should introduce her to parental yoga. It sounds like it could help. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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  16. I think yoga is such an amazing thing when you´re pregnant. You learn to "feel your body" and when do you need that more than in a pregnancy

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  17. Great share. I heard about parental yoga, but did not try when I was pregnant. I feel I should try it.

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  18. my wife and I were just talking about doing a class like this or similar to this.

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  19. I think this is great to do, all the time. I loved taking my little one to a mommy and me yoga class too. I think it's so great!

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  20. It's so good to find ways to keep your body and mind as healthy as possible during pregnancy!

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  21. Yoga isn't for me, but I can see how it could help others! I just personally can't take Yoga seriously and get the giggles.

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  22. Thnak you for these valuable information. I will be needing to take yoga when I got pregnant :)

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  23. Prenatal Yoga is a good way to keep you mind and your body healthy during pregnancy ! It's really beneficial :-) Thank you for sharing this information.

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  24. I did it with my last pregnancy and it was simply the best decision I've made. Thanks for shining a light on it for other moms about its benefits

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  25. My sister in law was practising prenatal yoga before she gave birth for the second time and she said that it was easier.

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  26. I just recently got back into yoga and it's so amazing for your mind and body. I totally see how it's amazing for you when pregnant.

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  27. For someone who tries to live the healthy lifestyle, I am always interested in yoga and understanding the mind=body connection. I also enjoy hot yoga and how energizing it is!

    Mae | http://www.thegospelofbeauty.org

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