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Nurturing Nest: Yoga for Expectant Moms

Are you expecting a new life-to-be? If so, then join our nurturing yoga sessions that are designed just for mommies like you. With our gentle stretches and soothing breathing movements connect with your baby inside. So now is your time to relax, cherish and bond with this new episode in your life called ‘motherhood’

Edited By : Lifestyle Desk | May 1, 2024 12:30 IST
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Yoga for pregnancy
Yoga for pregnancy

Pregnancy is probably one of the best phases in a woman’s life. Although she experiences deep discomforts, everything vanishes like magic into thin air with just the thought of the life-nurturing in her. To make this uncomfortable period in her life more comfortable there are many yoga poses that can be carried out under the guidance of an expert.

Prenatal Yoga Poses

Prenatal yoga has been said to be safe and beneficial for expecting mothers. In fact, it is gaining popularity today as is the case with all other various yogic postures. It is being advised because of the gentleness of its nature. It is widely accepted and acknowledged because of its numerous benefits such as enhanced blood circulation, a relaxed nervous system, better body balance, a supple skin texture, and diminished stress levels. Let us walk through the various poses to know more about them.

Marjarisana or Cat/Cow Pose

This is one of the postures that is advisable in the first and third trimesters. The movements that result from the pose stretch the spine while allowing the belly to hang and ultimately releasing the tension. It transposes the baby to an ideal position for the most gentle and seamless delivery. The back pain that comes with the onset of delivery is eased out a bit. The best benefit is the increased blood flow that actually ensures appropriate nutrition for the reproductive organs.

Konasana or Angle Pose

This is a posture that is strictly advised for the first trimester or the first 12 weeks of fetal development. It makes the uterus strong and makes the ovaries healthy in its operations. Constipation which is synonymous with pregnancy finds relief. The angular position is unique because it aids in cutting down the pressures caused by the extra weight gained by fetal development. It also helps to boost circulation by the massaging of the feet and calves.

Virabhadrasana or Warrior Pose

The warrior pose is just right for the second and third trimesters. It strengthens and tones the arms, legs, and lower back. Respiration and blood circulation are enhanced. The most interesting aspect of this pose is its ability to get the body and mind connected and promote its awareness. This ensures improved mental health by enhanced stability. However, there is a word of caution sounded for this pose. It is best to carry out this pose with somebody in attendance with the nearing of the due date and the feet should be narrowed down to minimize pressure on the pelvic floor.

Also read Ayurvedic Practices To A Healthy Pregnancy

Other Poses Beneficial for Pregnancy

Apart from these three poses, many other poses may benefit an expecting mother. Here is a list of them:

  • Trikonasana or triangle pose
  • Badhakonasana or butterfly pose
  • Janu sirsasana or head-to-knee pose
  • Upavistha or wide-angle seated forward bend pose
  • Balasana or child’s pose

Every trimester has poses that are unique for them. However, the poses mentioned above cover every stage of pregnancy. Many more can be added, but these are some of the most common poses that can be touched on.

Also watch Prenatal Yoga | 22-Minute Home Yoga Practice

First published on: May 01, 2024 12:30 PM IST

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