Yoga And Pregnancy
Yoga is an ancient tradition of holistic health. To practice yoga during pregnancy is perhaps the healthiest way to well -being and good health for an expectant mother. Yoga helps to achieve flexibility, relieve stress and prepare the woman for childbirth. Importantly, the discomfort during pregnancy can be relieved through the practice of yoga.
Pregnancy is a time to nurture yourself. It is well- known that the growing baby in the womb is capable of feeling the effects of tension and stress. Therefore, it is of vital importance for the expectant mother to feel relaxed at all times. Yoga assists in promoting a tranquil state of mind, which is very important for the health of the mother and the baby.
Telltale signs: pregnancy blues
Early pregnancy is characterized by nausea, lethargy and loss of appetite. This condition can be alleviated through 'shatkarmas', techniques to cleanse the body of its' toxins.
Other symptoms are:
- Morning sickness
- Tenderness and swelling of breasts
- Increased frequency of urination
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Missed menstrual period