Prenatal Yoga Positions
Yoga calls for a slim and flexible body so you can do a lot of twists and inversions, right? That goes to mean that prenatal yoga asanas are out of the question, right? Wrong on both occasions. The fact is that pregnant women can enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits Yoga well into pregnancy. Of course, certain precautions and guidelines have to be kept in mind particularly about the right and wrong postures.
- Inverted poses. These are extremely beneficial in the first trimester of pregnancy and post natal too. In early pregnancy, inverted poses are especially good for ladies prone to.
- Gomukhasana and Bidalasana. These (Cat and Cow poses) help the pregnant woman become suppler. At the same time it strengthens her abs..
- Balasana. This pose (child pose) helps open up the woman’s chest and pelvis..
- The pelvic tilt. This Yoga exercise helps strengthens the pregnant woman’s abdomen, lower back and buttocks. Ladies should do this in the second trimester of pregnancy, preferably, with the support of a wall.
- The 'chest expansion'. This is a Yoga exercise specially intended to strengthen, stretch and open up a pregnant mother’s chest and upper back. Pregnant women in their second trimester ought to do this, breathing in and out 3 – 4 times.
- 'Relaxation'. This helps open up the pregnant woman’s hip and groin region. It is excellent to relieve backaches and always a handy tool during pregnancy. Women – young or old – over three months' pregnant can do this sitting up.
- Women should avoid pre-natal yoga exercises, which stretch their body, especially the abdominal muscles too much. They should also bear in mind that they're more prone to injure during pregnancy.
- Pregnant women must pay attention to the messages their body gives. Just suppose a particular posture results in discomfort, stop immediately.
- Above all, they should remember not to compress their abdomen.