Pre-Natal Fitness: Yoga Will Keep You Feeling Great


by For Two Fitness January 22, 2014

During pregnancy it’s especially important to take care of your health and your body. A regular exercise routine can help you feel better, improve your overall health, and in general, help you be better prepared for labor. Yoga is an excellent choice for pre-natal fitness. It can help you stay active throughout your pregnancy.

Pre-Natal Yoga Offers Many Health Benefits

Many moms-to-be are adding yoga to their pregnancy care routine because of the advantages that it offers. Taking part in pre-natal yoga is a great way to offer many benefits to your body during the course of your pregnancy. Mayo Clinic notes that this pre-natal fitness activity can help improve sleep quality and lower stress levels. Since pregnancy makes it difficult to sleep well and causes stress, yoga is a terrific way to make the overall pregnancy experience better. A regular yoga routine may help lessen the amount of time you spend tossing and turning.

Pre-natal exercise offers other advantages too. It can also help you deliver full term and can make for a healthier baby. Having less stress will benefit you while also benefiting your baby’s development. You may even be able to speed up the labor process once you reach your due date.

But that’s not all, pre-natal exercise can also be beneficial for your baby’s brain. ABC News notes that a recent study shows that exercising during pregnancy can improve a newborn’s brain activity. Putting forth the effort to practice yoga now can help your child in the future.

Exercising through yoga can also help lower the pain that you feel throughout your pregnancy. This is because you will be moving various parts of your body in new and different ways, which can lessen tension and improve breathing. If you experience pain in specific areas of your body, it can be beneficial to experiment with various yoga poses.

 


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Yoga offers health benefits to both you and your baby.

Pre-Natal Yoga Can Be Used to Prepare for Labor

During the labor process, you will use many muscles. It can be worthwhile to start stretching these muscles now. While many women choose to take childbirth classes in order to fully prepare for labor, this isn’t the only option available. Yoga can help you prepare your body for certain stretches and movements. 

As you learn different poses, you will be stretching your body in new ways which will help in strengthening muscles that will be used during labor. In addition, yoga provides the chance to practice breathing techniques.

If you want to stay strong and focused during the difficult process of labor, pre-natal fitness is a great way to prepare. Giving birth can be exhausting and stressful, but by taking part in pre-natal exercise, you can make the experience more rewarding. 

 


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Get ready for labor and make the process easier with routine yoga exercise!

With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that so many women choose to take part in this approach to pre-natal fitness. Consider implementing your own pre-natal yoga routine or work with a fitness professional: both you and your baby will benefit greatly. 

 




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