Prenatal yoga: good for mommies, good for kids
There are many women who now believe that prenatal yoga is the best exercise that they can engage in when they are pregnant. Although there are many benefits that are associated with this kind of exercise, it is always good for pregnant women to ensure that they consult their doctors before enrolling in a class. Also it can be a good thing to ensure that you are instructed by qualified personnel in order to avoid unnecessary risks to yours or your child’s health.
Some of the benefits that a woman might gain include strengthening of the pelvic bone and muscles that are very essential when giving birth. Also the exercise that a pregnant mother does will also help in ensuring that proper blood circulation takes place while they are pregnant, thus ensuring that the child gets all the required nutrients and also avoids instances of edema that is common to many pregnant women.
There are many postures that a pregnant woman can try and which is safe during this period and it is good if you can know them in case you would like to try them. Also there are many instructional videos that you can find in the internet which can be a good guide on how to exercise prenatal yoga when you are pregnant.
Simple squat poses tend to help tremendously, as it keeps the woman relaxed as well as helps in opening the pelvic bone. This is a simple exercise, as the woman has to stand behind a chair and spread her legs until they are hip-width apart. Then she should lower herself down into a sitting position while breathing in, then breathe out while standing back up.
Another great pose is known as the side resting position; this technique requires one to lie down on the right side on the floor, placing a rolled blanket between the legs to support the hips. Bend the elbow and try to raise your head while breathing in and out as, do this for several long, deep breaths and then move onto the next pose.