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Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga for Fitness

The ancient practice of yoga can offer many benefits to ensure a comfortable and healthy pregnancy.

Yoga can be a great way to remain flexible, reduce stress and prepare for childbirth. Many women’s first introduction to yoga is when they are pregnant. And often, once they experience the many benefits of yoga, they continue to maintain their practice months or even years after giving birth.

Yoga’s breathing not only helps a woman stay calm and centered during pregnancy, but also during the throes of labor and delivery. In addition, prenatal yoga postures specifically target the muscles involved in childbirth, making them stronger and more flexible, like the pelvis region and lower back.

Pregnant women should always get clearance from their doctor before starting a yoga practice, particularly if she has a pre-existing health condition. They should also seek out prenatal yoga instructors who specialize in working with women in all stages of her pregnancy.

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