Pregnancy Yoga

Pre-Natal Yoga

Pregnancy Yoga or Antenatal/Prenatal Yoga is the yoga and the practices done by a lady after conceiving, while carrying her baby.

Pre-natal yoga is a combination of Asanas, Pranayamas, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra, Meditation techniques and different Mantra Chantings. Regular Yoga under guidance of a competent teacher will help to:

  • Boost the mind
  • Strengthen muscles making them flexible
  • Right breathing
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Reduces pregnancy aches and pains
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Builds endurance
  • Manages weight gain
  • Ability to judge the right amount of quantity of food to eat
  • Prepares the nervous system to handles the situational stress during and after the child birth (pre or post trauma of child birth)
  • Makes it much easier to get back in shape after child birth
  • Awaken and connect to the spiritual aspect

Apart from these benefits, Yoga practiced during pregnancy is also known as ‘Garbha-Samskara’. ‘Garbha’ means the foetus in the womb and ‘Samskara’ means impression or educating the mind.

Yoga Nidra, the psychic sleep, is a beautiful technique of meditational relaxation. Yoga Nidra allows to take Sankalpa (Resolve) which is a seed deep buried in the sub-conscious soil of human mind. When the mother takes a positive Sankalpa every day during Yoga Nidra, the unborn baby grasp the Sankalpa subtly and is born with it. The Sankalpa taken during the practice of Yoga Nidra allows the baby to develop those qualities which will improve the quality of its body, thoughts, deeds and LIFE.

The three mantras given by our Guru, calm down mental activities immediately changing the attitude, reducing the stress and anxiety, thus promoting physical and mental wellbeing of mother and baby throughout the pregnancy span and post-delivery. Those three mantras are Mahamritunjaya Mantra, Gayatri Mantra and Durgaadvaatrinshannaamamaala (32 names of Devi Durga).

A special bond between mother and child develops immensely through Yoga, as it becomes a silent language of communication for both.

TRATAKA, a meditation practice of cleansing of thoughts and good concentration imparts high concentration to the baby in the womb.

Post-natal Yoga

Post pregnancy yoga is equally necessary which is done after 4 – 6 weeks of delivery. The Yoga practices in this section allows:

  • The asanas help body to come in shape
  • All the organs are activated, thus improved blood circulation and functioning
  • Helps the mother to deal with the sudden change of time table
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Proper toning of the whole body, especially the reproductive area
  • Helps to gain the wisdom to take proper care of the child
  • Right mental attitude
  • Allows the mother to continue giving the Samskaras to the child, with the help of Sankalpa during Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chantings.


Ruchira Pandey

Yoga Teacher & Therapist at Jehangir Hospital, Pune

Mobile no – 9766375479

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  1. Aditi Kulkarni

    Very nice & informative. 👍 Thanks for sharing. 🙏

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