International Yoga Day: Practice yoga daily, change your lifestyle
It’s International Yoga Day today. While the celebration may take place once a year, it would be worthwhile to practice yoga daily and change your lifestyle with this invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition to beat the stress of today’s fast-paced modern life. Daily yoga practice can help release negativity, maintain vital energy and bring in the much needed positive change in life. Not only this, if you are planning for a baby, daily yoga practice can not only keep you and the baby healthy but will also help you keep in your best of shape. It makes moms-to-be physically and emotionally strong.
Now a days there are hundreds of prenatal yoga centers running successfully everywhere. People have become so conscious that they do not mind spending some extra bucks to learn the poses and benefits of prenatal yoga. Done under strict supervision, the yoga form involves breathing, stamina, restorative and pelvic floor work poses.
Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. It can:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath
“Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent”, said an expecting mother who practices prenatal yoga religiously. Being in a positive, supportive environment with others like you can give you a regular emotional boost and keep you motivated to continue exercising, added the expecting mother on conditions of anonymity.
So, if you are expecting a baby soon or are planning to welcome a new member in the family, it is advisable to start with prenatal yoga well in advance to keep you and your baby fit and strong.