Pregnancy is the number one time that women try yoga for the first time – and for good reason!
It is an ideal exercise to practice right up to your due date, and prepares the mind and body for a positive birth experience. Your classes also become a special time to foster a connection with your growing baby.
While there are many benefits of yoga during pregnancy, here are three key benefits.
1. Aids digestion and increases energy
During pregnancy our digestive system often slows down as the body is busy growing little arms and legs.
Yoga can help to move digestive along to improve your energy and relieve discomfort when your system becomes sluggish.
2. Helps relieve aches and pains
From sciatica and pelvic instability, to swollen achy legs and general back pain, yoga can help to relieve some of these common pregnancy complaints.
By stretching your muscles and helping blood circulate throughout the body in a healthy way, yoga can offer a little relief from these aches so you can enjoy your pregnancy more.
3. It gives you practical tools to help with labour and birth
Yoga helps provide some of important tools and practices that can help with labour and delivery. As well as toning important muscles, deep, mindful breathing and relaxation associated with yoga can help the body loosen and relax. Learning awareness of the body and our breathing during yoga, gives us a way to help maintain more calmness during labour and birth.
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