Yoga for Pregnancy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | Comments Off on Yoga for Pregnancy

Pregnant woman exercising, isolated on whiteYoga is a great way to tone the body and relax. It’s beneficial for people of all ages and can be physically and emotionally positive for any mom-to-be. If you are currently taking yoga classes and are pregnant, be sure to inform your yoga instructor. Depending on how far along you are, they will need to instruct you on the modifications necessary for each pose. There are also specific classes out there for pregnant women that will be easier and less strenuous on the body.

Benefits of yoga during pregnancy can include longer and more restful sleep and decreased stress and anxiety. Yoga promotes increased movement which can improve flexibility, strength, and endurance of muscles, as well as a decrease in lower back pain and even headaches.

I took a friend to my yoga class while she was at the end of her first trimester. It was her first time practicing yoga and she was a bit hesitant. The instructor was easily able to make modifications for her throughout the class. My friend said it was a great way to get exercise without worrying about over-doing it or getting too tired, plus she didn’t get over-heated and got to wear cute and comfy clothes.

Yoga is a great way to get exercise, meet other moms-to-be, and relax.

Practice yoga for a healthier pregnancy. Share your yoga experiences with us!

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