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Pregnancy and Yoga: 5 Totally Safe Poses

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The period of pregnancy:

To be pregnant is to be essentially alive, completely womanly and populated. The baby growing in your belly is like a sweet pea in a pod, so you as a gardener need to take good care of it.

Uneasiness and premonition often gallop with you, during your pregnancy; fighting to digest fast faced information, which can be mind-boggling, as you are continually being told new things and given multiple suggestions by others. Leaves you completely stressed out and edgy.

Yoga has Yoga is secure as well as rewarding to do during pregnancy, provided you follow a few suggestions. The first three months are the most decisive because of the increased risks of abortion; therefore utmost caution is paramount during this time. Yoga exercises, approaches and postures assure a period of appeased nine months followed by an easier labor and easy delivery.

Here are five safe exercises that women can do during pregnancy:

  1. The twisted pose (Vakrasna):

The greatest advantage of this exercise is that your vertebral column, legs, hands and neck are put into practice, along with mild stroking to the abdominal organs.

Sit straight up, with feet extended anteriorly. Breathe in and lift your arms at shoulder level, palms facing downwards towards the earth. Breathe out and turn your body from waist towards your right, moving your head and hands in concert to the same side. Sway arms backward as much as feasible. One essential caution to be taken is, not to curve your knees. Breathe in and return to the initial position, carrying on your hands shoulder level and alongside each other. Redo on the other side.

  1. The chair pose (Utkatasana):

The advantage of this exercise is that it enhances the muscles of the thigh and the pelvis.

To do this exercise, you need to stand upright with your feet separated by twelve inches. You need to keep your feet alongside each other. Breathe in for two seconds and uplift your heels as well as arms at the level of your shoulders with your palms facing down synchronously. Breathe out unhurriedly; be seated on your toes, in squat posture (lower body by bending knees). If you don’t feel convenient, while standing on your toes, then you may stand normally keeping your feet horizontal on the ground. Keeping your hands in the same position, breathe in, move up leisurely and stand on your toes. Breathe out, hands and heels down synchronously.

  1.  The pose of angle (Konasana):

The greatest benefit of this exercise is that it maintains the resilience of waist and keeps adipose tissue under control.

To do this exercise, stand upright with your feet at twenty-four inches distant. This pose could easily be done by reclining against a wall. Move up your right hand, taking care not to bend your elbows. While breathing in, bend sidewise towards your left. Breathe out and recover and put your hand down. Redo the same on the other side.

  1. Ham’s pose with one leg (Paryankasana):

The benefit of this exercise is that it empowers the muscles of the thigh, pelvis and the abdomen.

In order to perform this exercise, become flat on your back, straighten your legs and hold your knees together. Bend your right leg from the knee at the side of your hinder. Respire routinely. Hold this position as long as you are contented and redo the same on the other side. Align your leg; redo with the left leg.

  1. The pose of hand to big toe (Panangustasana):

This exercise empowers the muscles of your thigh and pelvis.

To do this exercise, lie flat on your back and make your legs unbent and align your body such that your hands are in the position of the alphabet T, with your palms pronated (facing down).Move your right leg towards your right side and hold your right toe. Smoothly move down your right leg towards your right side and clench toe with your right hand. Moving your leg smoothly come back to the initial position and redo the same on the left side.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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