Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

The benefits of Yoga in pregnancy are have already been mentioned before. However, Yoga is such an ancient tradition of holistic health that, practising Pregnancy Yoga is probably the healthiest thing to do for an expectant mother.

Pregnancy Yoga, besides other things helps the mom-to-be achieve flexibility, relieve stress and prepare her for delivery. Above all, the pregnancy discomforts are largely relieved through Pregnancy Yoga practices.

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Pregnancy is the time for the mom to nurture herself. Everybody knows that the baby growing in the womb can experience all the effects of tension and stress. For this reason, it is of crucial for the would-be-mom to be relaxed all the time. Yoga helps promote a calm, serene and peaceful mental state. This is extremely important for the well-being of the mother and the fetus.

There are some obvious signs of pregnancy blues. For instance, the first stages of pregnancy are characterized by nausea, lassitude and lack of appetite. This can be eased through Yogic cleansing techniques to cleanse the body of toxins.

  1. Other symptoms include:
  2. Exhaustion
  3. Missed menstrual period
  4. Mood swings
  5. More urination
  6. Morning sickness
  7. Tenderness and swelling of breasts
  8. Vomiting
  9. Weight increase

Pregnancy is the loveliest phase in any woman's life. This stage evokes emotional and physiological changes besides posing greater demands on her body. At this time the woman’s body requires extra nourishment for the growing fetus, the would-be-mom herself as well as for the lactation period to come. These nutritional needs should be met if one is to have a healthy child and mom.

The ideal diet during, even before, pregnancy should be a Yoga diet. It should essentially be rich in calories, proteins, vitamins & minerals besides being well balanced. The pregnant mother’s needs change in the three trimesters. Normally the gestation period in people is roughly 40 weeks measured from the woman's last menstrual cycle

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