Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yoga and Pregnancy




I admit that prior to being pregnant, I didnt fully appreciate Yoga. My workouts were always high intensity and kick ass with goals. Now that I feel my body needing to slow down a bit, I have been taking prenatal Yoga and regular Yoga at my gym and have noticed huge benefits. My body, mind and spirit are connected to feeling great. I take the time for myself to embrace the changes and enjoy the relaxation. 

There are many benefits to Yoga while pregnant, and to ease the pains and labor, I am willing to to try it out. 

Check out this site:
http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/preg.html





Yoga Exercises – These gently work on the reproductive organs and pelvis to ensure a smooth pregnancy and a relatively easy childbirth. At the subtle level, these ensure optimum supply of blood and nutrients to the developing foetus.
Breathing or Pranayama – These powerful techniques ensure the abundant supply of oxygen and a better life force for you and your child. These methods work on your fitness during pregnancy.
Mudras and Bandhas – The psycho-physical stimulation of these gestures and locks have powerful effects on a woman’s reproductive organs.
Meditation – As a therapeutic tool, meditation will help you resolve the deepest of neuroses, fears and conflicts, which are so common during pregnancy. Meditation brings with it an incredible awareness which helps you connect with your child in a way that is impossible to explain.
Deep Relaxation – Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) is particularly effective during pregnancy for physical and mental relaxation as well as for childbirth preparation.



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