Yoga during Pregnancy

Blog posted by Ruchira Pandey, an expert teacher of Yoga during pregnancy. She has a vast teaching experience of Yoga for last 20 years. She led Ashram Lifestyle under the surveillant vision of her Guru Swami Nirananjananda Saraswati, the Chief Patron of Bihar School of Yoga and Chancellor to Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, the 1st World Yoga University.

imagesATDCHYEPimagesH80IXNMAYoga plays a very important role during pregnancy-the time a lady carries the baby in her womb. The frame of a woman, her emotions, and her psychic evolution is definitely higher than that of a man. In other words, we can say that a woman is more understanding, sensitive, emotional with higher consciousness. “Pregnant mother” goes through immense stress, anxiety, worry regarding her physical, mental, emotional and psychological states while carrying a baby- mother being the main transporter of energy, nutrition, nourishment, growth for baby.

Through a number of yogic postures, relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation, the mother can achieve and experience a stable mind which is calm, stress-free, controlled thoughts and emotions and balanced hormonal physical body. Yoga makes sure that the practices done by the mother would help in: –

  • balancing hormonal secretions (our messenger system)
  • right movements of joints
  • stress free back
  • toned lower abdomen
  • a clean and light digestive system
  • calm and stress-free mental state
  • clarity in thoughts and vision
  • right perception

Yoga postures provide gentle ways of keeping a mother’s body active, supple and minimize the common pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness, constipation, nausea etc.

It helps in ensuring easier labour and smooth delivery by relieving tension around the cervix and birth canal.

To Avoid

  • No inversions
  • Over stretching abdomen
  • Strong twists
  • Twisting only under expert guidance
  • Do not over do or over exert

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