Love your baby bump and do yoga!
Yoga can ease some common pregnancy issues women face such as:
- Back and pelvic pain
- Nausea and acid reflux
- Poor sleep patterns
- Tension and anxiety
Yoga during pregnancy helps support the pelvis and spine in preparation for labor and delivery. In addition, the strength and flexibility gained with a pregnancy yoga practice can improve recovery from the birthing process especially if a c-section becomes necessary. Yoga can also ease the tension of becoming a parent whether for the first or third time as each new life brings different worries and joys.
Traditional yoga poses are modified to accomodate the pregnant and changing body. Some poses are not done at all for safety reasons and can be resumed after delivery. Both novice and experienced yogis can benefit from a pregnancy yoga practice.
An integrated approach to yoga has been shown in research studies to improve birth weight, decrease preterm labor and reduce complications overall. Most studies showed an improved labor and delivery experience with less stress and anxiety.
Systematic Review of Yoga for Pregnant Women: Current Status and Future Directions
Evidence Based Complement Alternat Med 2012: 2012: 715942
Curtis, K., Weinrib A., and Katz, J.
Efficacy of Yoga in Pregnancy Outcomes
J Altern Complement Med 2005: Apr; 11(2): 237-44
Narendran S., et. al
"Be pregnant and do yoga!"
Whole Yoga & Wellness is offering a 6-week prenatal class taught by integrative physician and yoga teacher, Dhanu Sant starting Monday, November 13th at 7:30p. You will learn how to be strong and flexible in pregnancy and prepare for a great labor experience.
Learn more and register at www.wholekidspediatrics.com/yoga-and-wellness
If you sign up for our newsletter and/or download our new e-book, The Wholistic Medicine Cabinet, you can receive a 25% discount offer at Whole Yoga. Good for any one class or the November 2017 prenatal class series.