Yoga is a type of exercise in which you move your body in various positions in order to become more fit or flexible, improve breathing and to relax your mind. Prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching of muscles, concentration and deep breathing. Prenatal yoga is safe and has many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. Yoga has many benefits on different body systems like:-
Yoga is very helpful in maintaining a calm and relaxed mind during prenatal period by increasing oxygenation in nervous and nourishes the nerve cells. It supports the female emotionally and physically and helps in normal delivery. Yoga improves sleep by relaxing mind and body. Also help in reducing stress and anxiety.
Yoga reduces pregnancy pain by using exercise that releases the joints which are in most tension at that time. Yoga strengthens the muscles of the hips, lower and upper back, chest, neck, should and arm, because as the baby grows up within the womb, extra body energy and strength is needed. With the help of yoga your body becomes flexible and its endurance increases which helps in avoiding fatigue which is very common during pregnancy.
CIRCULATORY AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:-
Yoga also helps in improving circulation by stretching the body’s major vessels, keeping them free flow and elastic and maintain proper oxygenation in blood and helps in manage shortness of breath and swelling during pregnancy. Swelling is very common during pregnancy it is reduce by proper body circulation.
Yoga helps in increased peristalsis (movement of food through the digestive tract) and help in digestion in small intestine enhance absorption of food from gut and decrease acidity. By all of this digestive system improve by proper oxygenation.
Yoga helps in boosting the immune system by reducing the stress hormone and also stimulates the lymphatic system to move out the toxins from the body and improve immunity. This helps to protect people from infections which is also very common during pregnancy.
GENERAL HEALTH ISSUES DURING PREGNANCY:-
Yoga also helps in reducing nausea, headache, shortness of breath, lower backache and carpel tunnel syndrome which is very common during pregnancy.
Yoga also helps in improving the quality of sleep. As night sleep provided a prolong rest to entire system and also help in growth of fetus. And also help in avoiding fatigue.
Hence if you are expecting, it is best recommended that you consult your hospital and enroll for a ante natal yoga session or plan. Please do not practice yoga without the approval of your gynecologist.