Prenatal Yoga Benefits

April 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Yoga is known as a calming exercise that connects mind, body, and spirit. During pregnancy, yoga offers many new benefits to the expectant mother. Practicing yoga is a great way to maintain your health and stay connected with your changing body.

Back pain is a common complaint from pregnant women. Yoga focuses on body alignment. By learning to control your body and posture, you can decrease back pain. Certain poses can help to stretch and strengthen back muscles, which also helps to alleviate back pain.

By practicing yoga, you can teach your body to handle pain and muscles differently. When you teach your body to relax rather than tense up, you can relieve some of the pain associated with labor and delivery.

Breathing techniques taught in yoga classes can prove beneficial during labor when breathing relaxes the body and soothes the mother’s pain. When you regularly attend yoga classes, you learn that although your body is changing, you do still have control. This knowledge can remove some of the fear and anxiety related to pregnancy and childbirth.

To find a yoga center near you that specializes in prenatal yoga, please visit Yoga Centers USA.

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