A Complete Guide To Prenatal Yoga For Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is the most exciting phase for all the mothers-to-be, the most memorable journey of their lives-giving birth to another life which, in itself, is a revelation of sorts. The would-be mothers need to be taken care of with utmost patience as they go through different bodily and hormonal changes. At this juncture, practicing yoga under the guidance of the best Yoga instructor is an absolute necessity for a mother to ensure good health for the baby. However, many complications and contradictions arise while practicing yoga during pregnancy period. Hence, it’s advisable to practice prenatal yoga in consultation with the best Yoga Teacher Training Programs-very much essential for getting optimal physical and mental benefits required for maintaining the overall health of both mother and child.

Precautions need to be taken while practicing prenatal yoga under the best yoga instructor

  • Use yoga props like chairs, blankets, and bolsters during practice for safety, particularly use chairs during the third trimester
  • Practicing inversion yoga poses are a big no-no.
  • Don’t do yoga if you’re feeling nausea, dizziness, or fatigue.
  • If you have a history of miscarriage, avoid yoga.
  • Don’t practice yoga if you experience third trimester bleeding, or if you’re concerned about your baby’s low weight.
  • Consult a doctor if you feel pain other than yoga practice, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, heart palpitation, & difficulty in walking.
  • Avoid practicing supine posture after 20 weeks of pregnancy and don’t practice yoga in hot and humid weather conditions.

Must-To-Do List in  prenatal yoga practice:

Drink water during yoga practice to remain hydrated for the body’s proper functioning for you and the baby. Water plays a vital role in baby’s development and formation of amniotic fluid and placenta, lack of which leads to maternal overheating.

  • A proper & healthy diet is essential during pregnancy, which helps the baby to grow well. Consume at least 300 calories extra during prenatal stage and consume foods like green vegetables, peas, meat, egg, fish, and milk to meet the demand of the growing body.
  • Monitor energy level & practice yoga accordingly as your body requires more energy due to increase in bodyweight. Join prenatal classes to increase energy level and stamina. Don’t overdo it or else you’ll feel lethargic.
  • Proper kind of clothes is essential while practicing yoga. Wear clothes that are comfortable, cool, supportive, and let you breathe in and out rightly.
  • Spend more time on seated yoga poses like pranayama and meditation, which help in calming nervous system, increase alertness, and make you feel less exhausted. It’s recommended to practice ujjayi and alternate nostril breathing under the guidance of the Best Yoga Teacher for balancing out body energy flows apart from increasing body’s capacity to release carbon dioxide.
  • Some yoga poses for pregnant women practiced under Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs are:
    • Cat-Cow Stretch
    • Gate Pose
    • Cobbler’s Pose
    • Legs up in the wall
    • Warrior II

Diya Yoga is a Yoga Alliance-certified RYS200 school located at the beautiful beach of Arambol, North Goa, India. Our Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs merge ancient Vedic knowledge with modern yoga asanas taught by highly skilled and trained Indian and International teachers. We decipher comprehensive theoretical and practical training programs during a 25-day structured course. After completion of 200-hour YTT course with Diya Yoga, you’ll emerge as confident teacher with enhanced skills, ready to share your experience with wannabes.

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