Benefits of Practicing Yoga during Pregnancy

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on March 1, 2012

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful things many women want to go through and are going through. It is something which many women look forward too and with the increasing joy there is also fear factor. Fear about your baby's health, a smooth delivery, mood swings, fatigue, morning sickness, constant craving for strange items, increasing weight and overall the feeling about pregnancy can be overwhelming.

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Pregnancy is an ensemble of risk factors. With a living being in you, your body goes through lot of changes and these variations may have an impact on your body. There are increasing chances of you having high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, liver disease and many more.


These all can be avoided by doing some yoga asanas and breathing exercises which would help in having smooth delivery. But before doing any of these exercises consult your doctor.

Yoga helps in avoiding high blood pressure and also tries to control your weight. Breathing exercise is very easy and can be easily done and one should avoid too many jerks and jumping in this condition. Some of the poses or asanas which pregnant ladies can do are Mountain yoga pose - beneficial for inciting strength, relaxing and providing strength, Triangle Yoga Pose- stretching your spine, tones up your spinal nerves, helps in your digestive system, Warrior yoga pose - which includes warrior I and warrior II, Standing side stretch - good for your stomach, arms and legs, Standing spread leg forward bend and Forward bend yoga exercise, Hero yoga pose, Cat pose, Fish pose, Headstand, Tree yoga pose and many more including Corpse pose.

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