January 26, 2019 Fit Yoga Mom-to-be: Breathing techniques for Less Painful Delivery

Fit Yoga Mom-to-be: Breathing techniques for Less Painful Delivery

In the pregnancy and for the birth, the mother’s mental preparation is also important. Yoga can benefit materially when preparing for childbirth and prepare it for birth.

As a host of courses and workshops for moms-to-be, I was happy to contact the editor of the magazine Liza, because I love sharing useful tips and help other mom-to-bes and moms who are well prepared for childbirth and motherhood. You can read about relaxation in a pregnancy in this blog or in the Liza magazine article, otherwise I highly recommend that you get your copy of a unique and completed book Prenatal Yoga already available on my website and you can also order it. You can also get an eBook Fit Yoga Mom-to-be today so do not hesitate and wait until tomorrow.

Best Preparation on Delivery With Yoga

Each pregnancy is different and every woman has to prepare herself on a pregnancy physically and mentally. It is good that every mom-to-be is familiar with these needs and prepared on delivery as much as she can.

Yoga is a practice suitable also for pregnant women and intended for all of them, no matter what period of a pregnancy they are, but the exercise during a pregnancy adapts to the health condition and the their needs.

During pregnancy, exercises should be adapted to the pregnant women’s health condition and needs. Moms-to-be need to be careful particularly in the first trimester of their pregnancy. Those moms-to-be at the age over 30 years and those with health problems need to be even more careful. In these cases, special attention is needed during yoga practice.

The pregnant women,ill and dizzy in the first trimester, should rest and start yoga in the fourth month. A special care must also be taken towards the end of a pregnancy when the body is already preparing for a delivery. The pregnant women with a risky pregnancy should not exercise, but may use respiratory techniques, relaxation techniques and meditation instructions.

Who is Yoga Appropriate for?

It is suitable for both beginners and for pre-active moms-to-be. It is also important how active pregnant women were before their pregnancy; those who were previously active generally can do more than those of the moms-to-be who were not. For the beginners, the exercise is additionally adapted.

It is of an extremely importance the exercise of the pregnant women is handled carefully. I highly recommend training under the supervision of educated and licensed yoga instructors who pay extreme attention to the pregnant women during exercise. I would like to emphasise that it is the best for pregnant women to take part in exercises intended for them, namely yoga for pregnant women. Before the exercise, a gynaecologist, who constantly examines the baby’s development and health, should be informed.

Comfort and well-being is the main roles in the exercise of a pregnant woman, as a woman has to keep an eye on her health and her baby’s health.

Positive Effects

The body positions or the asanas strengthen muscles, the joints become stronger and more flexible, which contributes to better posture, while the enlargement of the abdomen keeps the back strong and reduces a back pain. With certain exercises, coordination and balance are also improved, whereby the body becomes more coherent and flexible. It is extremely important, because the gravity due to the weight of the pregnant women’s belly changes.

Yoga helps to improve blood circulation. By breathing exercises, breathing itself becomes more correct and deeper. The immune system is strengthened. By practising yoga, we create the balance in the physical and psychological fields, which facilitates the transmission of the pregnancy problems and a more relaxed pregnancy.

Asanas are different from the trimester and the pregnant women’s needs. All the time, exercises such as joint flexing, the head rotation, circulation in the hips, ankles and wrists are recommended. In addition, respiratory exercises should be carried out, whereby the body releases.

The relaxation techniques help the body be relaxed, the thoughts are calm down and no more tension is present in the body anymore. At the end, yoga is always followed by the release in Savasana, where the body is further relaxed and regenerated; the energy releases between the asanas, the body positions that were made, is connected.


In the practice of yoga, relaxing in the Savasana is also important, which follows at the end of each exercise. The position is also known the Corpse Position.

In this position, the body is kept up and the breath is rested. Breathing is deep and relaxed.

Final Relaxation

Lie down on your back. The legs are wider than the hips, released on the ground. Hands are also relaxed along the body. The hands are facing the ceiling. The back is flat on the ground. The eyes are gently closed. The face is relaxed.

Relax your shoulders. Relax yourself in a tranquil position. Breathe relaxed and deep. If it suits you, turn on the music which comforts you; if possible, lie in silence for at least a few minutes. Then you gradually extend the time that you spend in Savasana, as the position has a beneficial effect on the whole body. The energy from all the asanas connects nicely in the Savasana and provides for a sense of well-being and a refreshing feeling of tranquility. You need all this during your pregnancy.

I wish you a relaxed, happy and safe pregnancy.