Yoga is a tool for achieving inner peace and balance within the body.
The yoga practice is also recommended for new moms who want to recover from delivery actively and safely.
It is suitable for both beginners and the previously active mothers. It is also important how active women were before their pregnancy and how they recover after their delivery.
It is extremely important that every mom does the exercise carefully and thoughtfully. I highly recommend exercises under the supervision of trained and licensed instructors of yoga keeping an eye on a woman, her state of health and her baby’s health. I highlight women after their delivery should take part of exercises particularly for them, precisely yoga for moms with adjusted exercises to them. Before taking exercises you have to check your health and your babyˈs condition with your gynaecologist and the paediatrician.
Comfort and well-being is the main at welfare of the yoga practice of the mom and baby.
How does Yoga Help Moms?
Postures or asanas ensure the muscles strengthened, the joints stronger and the body more flexible. Body posture has improved. The coordination and balance can be improved with specific exercises while the body becomes more coherent and flexible.
Yoga helps to improve blood circulation. Breathing becomes more accurate and deepened with the breathing exercises. The immune system is strengthened. With yoga, balance is established on the physical and mental fields ensuring better condition and emotional stability after a pregnancy and delivery.
With yoga exercises, a good posture is maintained and the occurrence of incontinence is prevented. Attention is also intended to abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles, which are essential, and the most affected during a pregnancy and need to get stronger after a delivery. The deep abdominal muscles, relieving the lower back muscles and preventing injuries and pains in the lower back, are strengthened by a specific respiratory system. With yoga, the pain in the legs is relieved, and the swelling of the legs is lightened.
How Often is Yoga Performed?
Not only your body should be listened to but also time for you and your baby should be taken. If possible, it is recommended for yoga to be performed every day. Otherwise, the optimum is at least twice to three times a week for the body to be cleaned, exercised and relaxed.
Which Group of Women is Yoga Suitable for?
Yoga is an exercise recommended for moms with babies, but from the third month after the babies’ birth. Exercises are adapted to the mom’s health status and needs. Then it is necessary that women with different health problems carry out exercises more carefully and avoid excessive exertions. The same applies to women, feeling dizzy and bad, so the first three months are suggested for them to rest and attend a training session in the third month.
Practising yoga is usually done in order, i.e. starting with chanting respectively or singing mantras or heating exercises. Breathing exercises or breathing techniques are followed after heating exercises. Then a set of asanas working best for you, is chosen and taking care for your feeling, needed for your body. After performing asanas, a release in Savasana is followed.
Asanas should be regularly performed. Your health and your baby’s condition should be watched out. Consistency and adherence should be required.
The end of yoga practice is followed by final relaxation. There are several other positions throughout yoga you can rest and your breathing can calm down. With the release technique and the regular practice the mind and body can be balanced. A connection of the mind and body can be gained.
During exercise prana stimulates, i.e. the life energy circulates throughout the body and makes the body relaxed in the position of Savasana.
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