Prenatal yoga breathing can help manage pregnancy discomforts including insomnia, back ache, anxiety and manage pain during labour. Try these techniques in this video for yourself!
Yoga is so much more than an ideal exercise routine for pregnant women. Even women who generally opt for more intense cardio or gym based workouts will benefit from regular prenatal yoga sessions. Yoga is perfect for calming the mind, alleviating stress and anxiety and helping you to prepare for the birth of your baby.
Breathing effectively and learning how to relax during birth can help reduce the sensations of pain so many women experience during labour and this is a great breathing technique to use when having contractions, to help cope with the sensations and pain we experience. By breathing into them and meeting the sensations with our breath is such a powerful way to keep the mind focussed and calm which increases the birth hormone oxytocin and help progress more smoothly.
Clare Maddalena of LushTums Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Classes demonstrates how simple yoga breathing exercises can help you prepare for birth. Watch this video and follow it with pregnancy yoga for anxiety, pregnancy yoga for back ache of pregnancy yoga during pregnancy and labour preparation!
Pregnancy Yoga: what to wear
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