Thinking of practicing prenatal yoga? As you may not know, prenatal yoga is a gentle form of exercise which includes stretching and concentrated breathing.
But do you know the right time to do it?
Practicing yoga is also a recommendation for pregnant moms for it offers several health benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety, strengthening muscles in preparation for childbirth, and connecting with your unborn child.
So, before starting your workout, you need to consider the stages of your pregnancy and the proper poses to be executed that are delicately safe for you and your baby.
Pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks and is grouped into three trimesters which involves body changes and baby development.
Symptoms of pregnancy include nonappearance of menstrual periods, breast changes, morning sickness, and mood swings.
Moreover, baby’s growth affects your ability to move easily as it moves in head-down position as you near your childbirth.
Find out what to do in different phases of your pregnancy.
The first trimester is a stage to listen to your body when doing poses as major body changes happen.
The uterus, on the other hand, remains justly small in which pelvis protects it so compression is not an issue in your routine. All you need to do is consider and respect the signs that your body wants to do. Also, this is not the time to advance your practice.
The second trimester is the perfect time to start if you have never done yoga before. It is also the glorious time for those who have already started the exercise in the first trimester? You can now regularly attend to your prenatal yoga classes or at home practice despite the rapid growth of your belly (still you can move freely) and your morning sickness will soon be gone and/or your ceasing will pass.
Pregnant women must learn to adapt in their yoga movements and positions as the uterus is no longer sheltered by the pelvis.
The third trimester may become difficult for your prenatal yoga
like your daily activities such as walking around the house, moving furniture, and bending to get something.
During this time you should avoid all poses that compress the tummy, but it does not mean you should stop your practice. You just need to be cautious and ease up as your due date approaches.
Have you determined the perfect time for your prenatal yoga
? Mother-to-be should take the necessary precautions; listen to your body! Think twice and enjoy your workout and bond with your baby while you give the most to your overall vitality!
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