If you are pregnant and looking for ways to relax or stay fit, you may be considering prenatal yoga. Prenatal yoga can also help you prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health. Bet that is new news for you! Prenatal yoga cares a range of benefits.
Why is prenatal yoga so effective and beneficial for pregnant women?Much like other types of childbirth preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Studies have suggested that prenatal yoga can:
- Reduce anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- lowers back pain
- Eliminates or reduces nausea
- Decrease carpal tunnel syndrome
- Helps rid or decrease intensity of headaches
- Decrease shortness of breath
- Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction — a condition that slows a baby’s growth
- Lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate.
- Yoga can strengthen your immune system
- Yoga improves overall health by enhancing an individual’s flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness.
- Helps a person improve their concentration
- Yoga helps people become calmer and in result, they are able to relax and reduce or get rid of their stress
- Promotes fitness
- It’s great exercise
- Teaches people to become open minded and encourages them to experience new things in life
- Improves fatigue
- Yoga can help people with sleep disorders
- Yoga can improve your posture
What the reviewer thought of the DVD Summer Sanders Prenatal Workout
Recommended for any woman at any stage in her pregnancy! This video gives you the benefits of a Pre-Natal Yoga class without having to pay or hustle over to the studio (because who has the energy for that?). The video offers yoga moves catered for each trimester by having one instructor in each trimester. The warm-up relaxes you and gets you in the mood with the deep stretches and soothing GAIAM music. The DVD is also conveniently broken into two chapters, which allows for skipping ahead for those moms on the run. The moves and positions in the video are ideal for any seasoned yogi or someone just starting out. They are simple but effective. Finally, you do not need any fancy stretch bands or special equipment to use this video. The instructors use household items (like your dining room chair) to walk through the moves.
“It came quickly, packaged well and when I tried it, I loved it! I will continue to use this DVD during my pregnancy. This is an excellent prenatal yoga DVD!