Yoga can help women get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort.Yoga plays a very important role in pregnancy. Generally, pregnant women who do yoga exercises are healthier, both in mind and body. Their bodies are more flexible, which enables them to adapt to various positions when in labour and the ligaments are more elastic, which in turn can help to reduce labour pain.
It also helps the birth and post-delivery stages.
- Yoga helps boost circulation and also helps with fluid retention. The stretching exercises relieve aches and pains.
- Posture is also improved by yoga and this can help ease back problems, which are common in pregnant women.
- Yoga helps to prepare for the birth - it encourages breath and body awareness, reduces worry and teaches women to adapt to new situations.
And yoga continues to have benefits after pregnancy, too. Postnatal yoga, which can be started about six weeks after the birth, strengthens abdominal muscles and your pelvic floor. It also helps you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
Recommended class for pregnant women: General Yoga & Yin Yoga (please refer to timetable)