Congratulations on your impending motherhood! How are you doing today? Maybe you’re a touch drained? Keep going — you’re doing well! This is a beautiful moment for you, but it is also a time when you must prioritise self-care. Your body is going through many changes right now, and you need to take advantage of every opportunity to relax and repair to help your baby thrive. Every system in your body is evolving, including the skeletal, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems.
Pregnancy affects your hair, skin, blood flow, and even breathing. With all of these changes, it’s critical to make time to relax and stay connected to your changing body and mind. Let us recommend prenatal Yoga to you. Yoga can help you feel more connected to your body and more aware of the changes that occur during the day. This will assist you not just during your pregnancy but also during childbirth. Yoga can also aid in the relief of aches, pains, and discomfort. Here are some of the finest stances to help you cope with your pregnancy:
- Standing side pose
This pose elongates your back and opens your chest while stretching out your abdominal side muscles. Although the standing side stretch is deemed safe for pregnant women, you should avoid overexerting yourself or attempting the entire position at first since your body may not be prepared for the shock. The key is to stay within your comfort zone. While there will be a tiny tug at the sides, it should not be unpleasant or bothersome. Allow your body to relax while trying this pose.
- Wild-knee child’s pose
.The wide-knee child’s stance relieves lower back discomfort by removing the weight of the foetus of your spine. It also aids in the relaxation of your spinal muscles, hip joints, and groin, allowing your overworked pelvic area to become more flexible and pleasant. This exercise may also help to improve blood flow to the pelvic region.
- Cat and cow pose
Because the weight of the foetus puts extra strain on the spine, childbearing women frequently experience back discomfort. When performed one after the other, the cat and cow stance relieves some of the strain while placing the foetus for easier delivery.
- Yoga squat
The yoga squat is a must-do in pregnant yoga. It stretches your perineum and opens up your pelvic and hip joints. In addition, it will stimulate your baby’s head to begin preparing for delivery in the last weeks of your pregnancy.
- Legs up the wall pose
Legs Up the Wall is one of the most beneficial yoga postures for reducing stress, water retention, and insomnia by calming your nervous system. It’s not a good idea to rest flat on your back during pregnancy (particularly in the second and third trimesters), so a quick adjustment will keep you safe. If you’re well into your third trimester and find it tough to lean against a wall, a chair can also help.
You can safely practise yoga at home during your pregnancy or prenatal yoga. Anything that twists, engages, or puts pressure on the abdominal cavity should be avoided. Inversions aren’t a good idea either. Do not engage in any activity that gives you discomfort or agony.