Yoga for Pregnancy
Many woman enjoy pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood because of the unique and amazing experience it is. Some woman have some problems engaging in the miracle of it all. Yoga can help woman regain their sense of self and gain more confidence as they enter this stage of life.
There have been many children brought into this world while most of them are in a hospital with pain meds, doctors and plenty of support, there are still many childbirths that happen quite naturally.
What Breathing Exercises Are Taught in Prenatal Yoga Class?
As with any exercise in pregnancy please consult with your doctor first. One technique taught is the Ujjayi breath , and also referred to as oceanic respiration, this helps emerging breathlessness.
Nadi Shodana, buddy breathing, which most of us have seen in movies and television. (Hee hee hee hoooo)
What Yoga Exercises Are Good For Pregnant Women?
Most pregnant woman are just happy if they can still walk with out running to the bathroom but yoga classes can help with relaxation.
To warm up your muscles, most yoga sequences start with this pose: Stand with feet farther than hip-width apart, knees slightly bent and toes pointed straight ahead, your palms touching at “heart center” (in front of your chest). Close your eyes and breathe deeply
[A] . Inhale and sweep your arms out and overhead, bending back slightly (next slide).
[B] Exhale and stand upright, returning your hands to your heart center[A].
Repeat for 10 full breaths.
Stand with your feet wider than hips, with a stack of pillows on the floor behind you. Bend your knees to lower your hips into a deep squat, sitting on the pillows, palms together at your heart center.
Breathe: Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose as you relax your pelvic floor (the muscles surrounding the vagina). Hold for 10 full breaths, then go onto hands and knees for the next move. This move is a great preparation for birth.
Note: This pose is not recommended if you are experiencing any signs of premature labor.
Exercises provided by: Fit Pregnancy
What Yoga Positions Should You Not Do During Pregnancy?
These include the following:
- Each position should have the room for the belly if this is not the case à variant select (e.g., rotating seat opposite direction)
- Feet hip distance opened to leave space for the belly (forward bending)
- Abdomen should remain soft while practicing
- Always ease into the asana
- Practicing backbends SOFT -no excessive stretching or stretching of the abdomen
- Pelvic floor: Release and tighten train as in squatting, or supported shoulder bridge
- Everything is allowed, what feels good and right. Avoid the following during pregnancy yoga
- narrowness rotations
- abdominal exercises
- prone position
Yoga can help to remain flexible, to relieve the back, soothe aching feet and prepare for proper breathing and improved posture for the day you have been waiting for. Moving makes you happy, and your baby. The birth of my children were so much easier because I believe that Yoga during my pregnancy helped with my breathing and being in touch with my body and what I knew it was capable of doing!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+