Yoga is an Ideal Prenatal Exercise and Much More
As a physical practice, yoga during pregnancy builds strength, endurance, and flexibility. Asana practice, what we know as yoga poses, improves circulation, combats fatigue, and reduces tension and stiffness in muscles and joints.
As a mental discipline, yoga cultivates focus and emotional stability. Breathing exercises during prenatal yoga help mom relax deeply and connect with baby.
Prenatal yoga celebrates the mom and baby connection and the beauty and power of your changing body.
“Yoga was enormously helpful to me during my own pregnancy and I still feel that my regular practice was the most important preparation that I did for childbirth.” – Jen
Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “exercising at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days of the week can benefit your health during pregnancy in the following ways:
- Helps reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling
- May help prevent or treat gestational diabetes
- Increases your energy
- Improves your mood
- Improves your posture
- Promotes muscle tone, strength, and endurance
- Helps you sleep better
- Regular activity also helps keep you fit during pregnancy and may improve your ability to cope with labor.”