Yoga and Pregnancy (DOC)

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					Yoga is excellent for women who are pregnant however they will need to
take certain precautions before doing yoga and they should only do the
recommended exercises under the supervision and guidance of a trained
professional who can ensure that their health and that of the baby to be
aren't endangered in any way.

For those women who have been doing yoga for quite some time and have a
better understanding of what is involved it will still be necessary to
get expert opinion before performing many exercises as there are unique
considerations that need to be taken into account when pregnant.

Yoga will help the mother to be to remain more relaxed and calm
throughout the pregnancy and this will generally help in child birth. A
child who is borne to a mother who has little stress in her life, a
positive outlook and optimum health will also begin life with an
advantage over those who come into the world under less ideal
circumstances.

Being able to relax properly and remain calm, and also to understand and
utilize correct breathing will make child birth a more pleasant occasion.

Many women suffer from back pain during pregnancy and yoga is wonderful
for helping to alleviate the pain and help with posture and the
additional demands that are placed on the body.

Yoga is also an excellent form of exercise to help new mothers through
the postnatal period where it is common for many women to suffer from
post natal depression.

Even where post natal depression occurs, a person who is regularly
practicing yoga will be able to cope better with the situation and more
often than not overcome the depression faster than those who aren't
taking advantage of the assistance that yoga can offer.

Yoga will also help to cope with the stresses that are to be expected
with a newborne baby in the home.

				
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