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How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?

Yoga has proved to provide many benefits to a woman during her pregnancy. One benefit is many yoga poses actually strengthen your body for birth. Some other benefits of doing prenatal yoga regularly includes :-

  • Better Sleep
  • Lesser Headaches
  • Decrease in Morning sickness
  • Decreased back pain
  • Increase in flexibility

Why is Yoga good during Pregnancy?

Strengthening your body for birth is important. For one thing, having a strong core will help prevent back pain. For another, having strong abdominal muscles before you got pregnant  and then keeping your core strong during your pregnancy will make pushing during delivery easier. It will also make recovery better and in some cases faster.

Important notes for Yoga in Pregnancy:

  • Keeping your pelvic floor muscles strong will make labor faster as well as prevent urinary incontinence later.
  • Before starting these exercises be sure to warm up.
  • Mountain pose is a good starter.

When should you begin your Yoga exercises in Pregnancy?

After giving birth, your body may feel delicate and in need of some self love. It might think yoga is the best way to do this and you wouldn’t be wrong. Many women start their yoga practice right away and then find that it feels very different. Even though you are not pregnant anymore your body needs a modified practice.

It will take some time to get back to where you were before or even during your pregnancy. Practice will need to be more supportive and considerate of what you have been through in the last 9-10 months.