Effects of Prenatal Yoga on the Body
Pregnancy, though an extremely exciting event in a woman's life, tends to be fraught with anxiety about the
impending birth. It is not easy living nine months of constant physiological, psychological, emotional alterations,
and the consistent increase in weight can hardly make your pregnancy simpler. A steady practice of yoga can help
ease the discomfort to a large extent, while also changing anxiety into pleasant anticipation. This can occur over a
couple of sessions of pranayama. How you breathe is everything, especially within the context of pregnancy and
the forthcoming labor. Simple pranayams assist tremendously, provided they are done with unwavering regularity
during the pregnancy.
An impression that individuals generally tend to have about prenatal yoga and pranayama is that it will somehow
make labor less painful. This is true to some extent, but beyond that, it's only an illusion. So how exactly do these
practices assist? Yoga and pranayama have certain obvious advantages on the body. For example, increased
flexibility (the body can get very stiff during pregnancy because of hormonal changes), less physical aches and
pains from slow and steady stretching of muscles, more open hip joints (which you'll be grateful for when its time
to PUSH!), strength in the pelvic region, and so on.
It also increases emotional wellbeing, makes the mind much less a victim of stress related to hormonal changes,
improves digestion (really significant, as poor digestion can make you feel listless and exhausted) and improves
sleep as well. These benefits are absolutely nothing to scoff at, and I haven't even named them all. They make
nine months of pregnancy a breeze. Recovery after birth is also very quick because of a regular prenatal yoga
practice. Pranayama, if practiced throughout pregnancy, appears to generate sufficient energy for the first couple
of months with the postnatal period too.
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