Prepare your mind, body and spirit for motherhood.
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is with prenatal yoga. Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques, which facilitates an easier and more comfortable labour.
“Prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing,” says Mayo Clinic (non-profit medical practice and research group).
But what specifically can yoga do to help you feel great and stay calm during the most important nine months of your child's life?
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KEY BENEFITS OF PRENATAL YOGA:
LET'S HELP YOU FEEL GREAT & STAY CALM,
DURING THESE IMPORTANT 9 MONTHS
Whether you are a newbie or a veteran, the breathing techniques you practice during a prenatal yoga session are hugely beneficial when it comes to giving birth and you’ll be glad of the improvements to your strength and flexibility as well.
As with trying anything new, please consult a healthcare professional to ensure it is advisable for you to do prenatal yoga during your pregnancy.