Expecting moms are always advised to refrain from strenuous activities, have a good diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle with utmost care. But exercising during the pregnancy receives shoulder shrugs due to safety reasons.
However, medical experts believe that light workout during the prenatal period helps in promoting well-being of both mother and child. Yoga being an effective way to stay active and calm is favoured by many expecting moms which also helps in easy parturition.
Hence, we will check out the various Yoga postures that your can practice during the pregnancy period:
Virabhadrasana or Warrior pose is known to stretch your muscles and build the stamina of your legs which prove to be quite beneficial for the women to support the increased body weight. Don’t go extreme and take support whenever needed and practise it with deep breathing for 10 minutes.
2. Viparita Karani:
Viparita Karani or legs up the wall improves the blood circulation of your body. Try this position without adding any support under the pelvic area and hold it in a relaxing way for four-five minutes. This posture relaxes your leg muscles and helps them in gaining strength. Do not stretch it for more than four minutes and stop immediately if any discomfort is felt.
Thunderbolt pose or Vajrasana can be achieved by simply sitting down on the floor in kneeling position and touching the big toes together while keeping the heels separate under your pelvic area. Practise it during the pregnancy as it helps in improving the digestion and strengthening the pelvic muscles.
P.S.- Before indulging in any of the exercises, do consult your doctor and yoga instructor to get a better understanding of Do’s and Don’ts. Reach out to professional help if any discomfort is felt.