Pregnancy is a wonderful time for expecting mothers. It does, however, come with its own set of difficulties. Gynecologists, on the other hand, are keen to stress out that combining activity with a healthy diet can help women have a safe pregnancy and recover fast after delivery.
When done under the guidance and with authorization from the treating gynaecologist, yoga is proven to be extremely beneficial for holistic development and, in particular, the overall well-being of expectant women.
As she prepares for the arrival of her second kid, star Geeta Basra shows us some slick pregnant moves.
She is seen executing postures that strengthen the pelvic region, hips, and core, all of which are important during birthing.
“This final prenatal yoga video provides a few asanas to complete our workout with to calm and cool down our bodies,” she explained. Then I’ll show you some safe pranayamas, which are not only useful but also necessary during pregnancy.”
Garland Pose, Butterfly Pose, and Camel Pose are just a few of the asanas available.
Here are the advantages, according to Basra:
Garland Pose (Malasana)
The squat stance helps to loosen up the hips and extend the pelvic floor muscles. In pregnancy, constipation is frequent, and this pose can help with digestion. If your baby is breech and you are 34 weeks or more pregnant, don’t hold a squat stance.
Camel Pose is also known as Ustrasana.
This modified backward bend is a nice supported backward bend that is great for opening up the shoulders, chest, and hips during pregnancy.
It also provides a deep stretch to the quads, knees, and pelvis. She stated, “Having flexible legs will help to reduce strain or injuries when pushing your baby out.”
Butterfly Pose (Titli asana)
This is a simple exercise and a mild pose that may be done with little assistance. It helps to stretch the groyne and hamstrings while also relieving stomach ache. It can also be utilised as a contemplative pose, which helps to relieve stress by allowing the body and mind to relax. This posture also promotes appropriate digestion, which is beneficial to pregnant women who suffer from heartburn and digestive problems. It also extends and expands the hips, thighs, and pelvic muscles, making labour more comfortable.
Wide-angle seated forward bend (Upavistha Konasana)
This position helps with labour pains by strengthening the pelvic muscles, especially the lower back, spine, and sacrum. It also promotes blood circulation.
Half-butterfly position (Ardha Titili Asana)
Stretches the inner hip and thigh muscles and improves blood circulation in the hips.
It teaches you how to breathe properly, which strengthens your lungs and purifies your blood. “Can assist with labour pains. It’s excellent for soothing the mind and relieving tension. Some Pranayamas, such as Bhastrika and Kapalabhati, should be avoided during pregnancy, according to Basra, 37.
A word of warning
“Any sort of exercise is only recommended once your gynaecologist has given you permission,” Basra stated.