A mother creates a bond with her baby as early as the time she conceives. The baby is nurtured for nine months inside the warm womb of the mother, preparing him to face the tough world. Are you aware that this connection of mind with the soul can strengthen with the science of yoga?
Yoga is scientific and for that reason you can depend on it to remain healthy dueing your pregnancy days.
“In our Hindu beliefs, pregnancy is considered as a dynamic phenomenon where the mother can transfer her energy to growing foetus. Yoga is a science which connects the body to mind to soul. Yoga is not only an exercise pattern, which increases blood flow in organs but also increases the flexibility of joints which is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy,” says Ragini Agrawal, Gynaecologist and Clinical Director, W-Hospital.
She further says that the strength and stamina needed to handle pregnancy is increased by yoga.
The yoga postures make your body flexible and this ease the delivery of the baby. The hips, arms, back and shoulders are strengthened. By breathing deeply, the nervous system enters a parasympathetic mode that brings about relaxation. When your body is relaxed, the systems function optimally and thus you have a good digestion, sleep and immunity.
When should I start yoga in pregnancy?
This will be determined by whether the mother has practiced yoga before pregnancy. If you are a newbie in this, then start slowly.
Is yoga safe for pregnancy?
You need to be cleared by your doctor before you can start prenatal yoga. The vital thing is that you should listen to your body. If it is okay, then you are safe. If you start feeling uncomfortable, then stop. Some postures may be great before you become pregnant but they may make you nauseate during pregnancy.
Are there prenatal yoga side effects?
“A clearance from your doctor is very important before you start prenatal yoga. The most important lesson is to ‘listen to your body’. If it feels right, it will be safe. The moment you feel discomfort, stop immediately and consult your doctor. There could be postures that felt great before pregnancy but can nauseate you now. You just need to relax – this is the utmost motive of yoga,” says Mickey Mehta.
As the weight increases and the belly become large, the expectant mother will find it hard to balance. She may occasionally fall. It is thus advisable that you be extremely careful.