- Room A302
- March 18, 2016
- 10:00 am - 11:45 am
- 30 members
- Mon, Wed, Fri
Yoga practice during pregnancy brings physical and emotional strength, calm and relaxation, helping to strengthen and open your body to prepare and sustain you for the birth of your baby. The practice will also reduce various symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, tiredness, aches and pains. Yoga in pregnancy helps bring a deeper link and bonding with your baby.
Benefit of yoga in Pregnancy
- 1. Body knowledge: Yoga is a wonderful tool for becoming better acquainted with your body, says Jyothi Larson, author of Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby (Bantam). A regular practice also trains you to focus on different areas of your body, which is particularly helpful during childbirth.
- 2. Mood moderation: Yoga's emphasis on breathing and moving simultaneously helps you breathe more deeply, says Larson. For some women, it triggers feelings of deep relaxation and well-being. The calmer and more relaxed moms are, the calmer their babies are.
- 3. Posture perfection: Pregnancy can cause even the straightest arrow to slouch. Then you start nursing, pushing a stroller, and lifting a baby and your posture may really suffer, says Larson. Some of the best yoga benefits are increased back and shoulder strength, which improves posture. Yoga also opens up your chest, making it easier to stand up tall.
- 4. Moral support: Joining other women in a pre- or postnatal yoga class is a great way to make new friends, all of whom are facing the same challenges you are. Even if you prefer to practice at home, an occasional class at a studio lets you tap into this network.