How Pregnancy Yoga Helps You Keep Fit and Healthy


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Yoga is an exercise that originated in India with the holy men who would practice meditation for days together without much food and very little water and had to find a way to keep their body and mind alert and healthy. Yoga is an exercise of the mind through, which you learn how to control your body and senses in order to achieve desired results.

Pregnancy is a very happy time in a couple’s life. However, the woman goes through significant chances especially in body weight; this can affect her health in the long run and also the delivery of the baby. Here is how pregnancy yoga can help you keep the weight off and have an easier delivery.

What Pregnancy Yoga Exercises Are Best for You

Yoga usually involves very gentle yet effective exercise to match every person’s health condition and derive the best results. In order for you to get the right pregnancy yoga exercises you will need to consult a yoga instructor who will take in consideration your weight, height, age and the health condition you are in at the moment.

There are pregnancy yoga exercises available for every pregnant woman irrelevant of the physical condition you are in. However, it is important to find out which one is the right one for you and more importantly how to perform it the right way in order not to cause any harm to your body in the process especially when you are pregnant.

Before Starting Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga is relatively simple to perform when you know how to. However, exercising the wrong way may cause muscle strain or other severe damages to the tendons and body especially when pregnant. Pregnancy is a very delicate state and in order to ensure you are not adversely affecting it in any way, it is recommended you start pregnancy yoga only under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

There are also pregnancy yoga DVDs available with full guidance on how to perform each exercise and if you choose that version you need to listen to the instruction carefully and if possible have someone assist you while performing the exercises.

The Benefits Of Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga does not cause strain on your body, muscles or mind but helps you relieve stress, keep your body toned and the excess weight off, as we all know pregnant women have a good appetite all during the pregnancy. Yoga will also help you greatly with your delivery as there are specific exercises focused on that area.

Kimberly Graham is a retired Ph. D. and one of the writers of . She has put up a site about pregnancy at

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