Pregnancy is a time during which women experience a lot of emotional turmoil. The reason is that they experience both joy and fear occur in their heightened state during this period. Generally, many women fear about something happening wrong to the growing fetus and they also have the fear about some health complications. But, they should be able to manage this fear. This is possible with yoga as this technique can help them achieve a mental stability to face delivery and labor without any fear.
Benefits of yoga during pregnancy:
Some of the benefits carrying mom can enjoy when they do yoga during this period include:
• Improvement in tackling pregnancy symptoms
• It will ensure uncomplicated normal delivery
• It will show women a faster road to recovery after childbirth
Of course, it is true that women should not take the risk of doing asanas that can put unwanted pressure on the abdomen, particularly during the advanced stages of pregnancy. Here are the details about some useful yogasanas that will help women at this period of their lives:
This asana is otherwise called as mountain pose and it can provide complete rejuvenation to the carrying mom and her fetus. All that is to be done by women is to stand on the big toes and slowly lift the body with their weight on the toes and the body should be let to naturally return back to its normal position of standing on the entire foot. Then, both thighs should be rotated inwards and this will lead to widening of the sit bones, thereby making normal childbirth easier during delivery. Then, the tail bones should be tucked in between the sit bones.
Otherwise called as warrior pose, this asana can play a major role towards improving balance, stamina and ability to focus in carrying moms. When they practice this asana, pregnant women can get relieved of back ache, diarrhoea and hypertension. They should start by standing in tadasana and they should then exhale and place their feet apart from three and half to four feet. Then, the arms should be raised parallel to the floor with palms down position. The right foot should be moved a little bit to the right and the left foot should be moved left to about 90 degrees. Then, the left and right heel should be lined up. Then, the thighs should be kept fixed and the left one should be moved outward for making the centre of the left knee cap in aligned in a straight line with the centre of the left ankle.
This asana is highly popular as suitable for carrying moms and it is otherwise called as butterfly pose. This asana can be of great help in relieving tension from the joints around the groin and in the knees. All that is to be done is to sit in a mat with both legs stretched in front. The ankles should be hold with hands and both legs should be brought inside as much as possible. This asana can be done with one leg initially and then on both legs after practice.