To leave behind the fear of exercise and anxiety during pregnancy nothing better than to begin with the practice of yoga adapted to motherhood, in its prenatal and postpartum stages.
While some women spend their pregnancy complaining of pain, swelling, gaining weight and suffering from the transformation of their body, the alternative that yoga gives for motherhood is a conscious and fluid way of carrying the changes of each stage and preparing the mother for the arrival of the baby, physically and mentally.
These classes are also taught by a specialized instructor through an adapted Hatha Vinyasa yoga style.
Each position allows for maternal awareness, muscle flexibility, body energy, agility and harmony.
How does yoga help during pregnancy?
Low impact exercises
Staying physically active is one of the biggest challenges for every pregnant woman. For this yoga is great because it is able to tone muscles, achieve postural awareness and greater flexibility in the pelvic area without too much effort or danger.
In the first trimester it is advisable to limit yourself to breathing practices or very basic postures, leaving the physical requirement for later.
Connection with the baby
A few minutes of silence stretching the body on the mat will be enough to activate the conscious part of the pregnancy. Prenatal yoga helps to keep the baby inside the mind, to give it a space, to recognize its movements, postures and to help it feel comfortable in the maternal body.
This is fundamental during the second trimester, period in which the baby develops and requires our energy.
Preparation for childbirth
Increase respiratory capacity is fundamental to control the pace of delivery. In addition, train the pelvis and learn to flow with pain conditions for a natural birth.
For the third trimester it is especially important to prepare the arrival of the baby with hip opening exercises such as the lotus or the butterfly.
Accepting physical, emotional and structural changes is a real challenge for femininity. Yoga works that process of flowing to each transformation with harmony and helps to learn to move and breathe with the weight of pregnancy and the postpartum body.
Meditate and be in full awareness of the state of motherhood allows you to build calm before stress and pain. In addition, it reduces the sensation of physical fatigue, decreases depressive symptoms and improves sleep.
The pregnancy has typical ailments in the back, ankles and muscles. However, the movements and stretching of the asanas improve the posture and circulation avoiding the retention of liquids and joint tensions.
To achieve this relief the most recommendable are the cow-cat sequences.