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Prenatal Yoga: learning the practice from the womb

May 24, 2011

Yoga has increased in popularity in recent years. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve sleep and digestion, strengthen muscles and joints, and increase flexibility. It also removes impurities from the body through the breath, sweat, liver, kidneys, and digestive system. People who practice yoga regularly report that they feel less stressed and more peaceful in their lives. Pregnant women can get additional benefits from practicing yoga such as relief from back pain or nausea, and it can help expectant mothers to stay in shape. Also, the breathing meditations that are usually practiced in yoga class can be very helpful during labor. Practicing yoga is a great way to slow down and slow down the impact of the big changes that take place in the human body during pregnancy. Yoga helps women listen to their body, accept it as it is, and embrace its sometimes uncomfortable changes. Through gentle stretches and simple strength poses, you can improve your physical health. Through meditation, you can reduce anxiety and self-critical thinking, thus improving your mental health. If you are interested in practicing yoga during pregnancy, you should be aware that certain postures should be avoided (inverted positions, postures that involve bending the spine, twisting, etc). Getting a video or book that is designed specifically for pregnant women or attending a prenatal yoga class can be of great value. These videos, books, and classes will cover poses that help reduce back pain, lower extremity swelling, and imbalances due to weight changes. Many postures (for example, squatting) are helpful in preparing for natural childbirth. During pregnancy, hormones cause joints in the body to loosen (which is why women often go up a shoe size). Yoga postures also help stabilize and strengthen these joints and promote flexibility in the muscles. The food you eat, the oxygen you breathe and your mood are all passed on to your baby. The tension you feel is the tension the baby feels. The word yoga is a Sanskrit word that means yoke or connection. Yoga connects your body, mind and spirit. Yoga can connect you with your baby, too! The practice of yoga gives you the opportunity to create a world (your body) so that your baby is healthy and at peace. Remember Yogi Bhajan's words: "What a child learns in the womb, she cannot learn on earth." Here are some interesting videos on this topic: Yoga and Pregnancy: Learn to feel your body Yoga and Pregnancy: Stretch you and your baby Namaste, Nina

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