Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

Before you come to class, you may be wondering how prenatal yoga can benefit you during your pregnancy. Practicing yoga during your pregnancy has numerous benefits, including:

  • Can increase strength and flexibility, especially in the lower back and pelvic region, which can reduce pain in these areas.
  • Helps develop relaxation, mindfulness, and breathing techniques useful during labor and birth.
  • Specific breathing techniques can help manage shortness of breath during pregnancy
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Regular yoga practice has been found to lower blood pressure, which is very helpful, especially during pregnancy.
  • Increase circulation, reducing fluid retention and related discomfort.

You also get to meet other expectant moms and reach out for support when you need it.

Resources to read more:

www.mayoclinic.org

www.yogainternational.com