Prenatal yoga is a good way to keep fit during your pregnancy, especially in the second trimester (four to six months pregnant), it is recommended that soon-to-be mothers keep themselves fit and mobile. Prenatal yoga hits all the right spots. Here are 5 reasons why you should try the prenatal program at Jal Yoga!
It is a known fact that your feet will swell during pregnancy due to water retention but did you know that your joints will swell too? Don’t worry, prenatal yoga is a light exercise that helps to increase blood circulation and reducing the swelling that comes!
Tones the pelvic floor
The pelvic floor muscles play a vital role when giving birth. Therefore, it is essential for you to gain control and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. With Prenatal yoga, you get to tone the pelvic floor, giving you a more controlled and simpler birth. It also reduces any potential complications during birth and ensures a fast birth recovery. In Prenatal Yoga, there are specific poses that aid with this.
Relieve back pain
Lower back pain is just one out of many discomforts that you face during pregnancy. As your baby grows inside of you, your spine will naturally shift to accommodate to the baby’s weight and you will also notice a change in your posture. All these factors contribute to the sharp pain in your lower back. However, Prenatal yoga teaches you how to sit, stand and moves to keep your spine alignment in check, alleviating the back pain and strengthening your back.
Keeps you mentally stable
Besides taking a toll on you physically, pregnancy can also affect your mental well-being. Expecting mothers go through a lot of stress and anxiety, especially first time mothers! Since yoga affects the body, mind and soul, prenatal yoga will be ideal for expecting mothers as it brings mindfulness and relaxation to the body. Breathing techniques coupled with light stretches can help alleviate stress points and make you feel more relaxed overall.
It is good for your baby!
Pregnancy is a union between a mother and her baby. Prenatal yoga focuses a lot on breathing and it makes you hyper-aware of your surroundings and what is happening to your body. This helps you develop an emotional bond with your baby. Taking good care of your body with prenatal yoga also prepares yourself for a smooth labour, enabling the foetus to develop healthily.
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Besides Pre-Natal Yoga, we also offer Pre-Natal Reformer Pilates!