The Importance of Yoga
Prenatal Yoga Can Help During Pregnancy
With the increasing popularity of yoga, many women are aware of the numerous physical benefits of prenatal yoga. What is less often known is that in addition to its many physical benefits, prenatal yoga helps women glide gracefully through the evolutionary process of pregnancy by connecting with other pregnant women, allowing the opportunity for inward reflection, providing a healthy physical and emotional outlet for one's experiences, and ultimately preparing one for birth on a holistic level.
Practicing Yoga on a regular basis can allow pregnant women to gain better control over their body, emotions, feelings, behavior and endeavors. As an expecting mother-to-be, you can use yoga as a tool to achieve goals, to concentrate on your and your baby’s development, health and happiness.
When you practice yoga, you are not only strengthening your muscles, but you are also stretching the tissues that encase your muscles, stimulating your organ systems, promoting the circulation of blood and oxygen, breathing more intentionally, and focusing your attention inward through imagery and meditation. The combined effect is intended to be one that promotes a heightened state of physical and emotional well-being.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga:
• Helps prepare you physically for giving birth
• Reduces swelling & inflammation around your joints
• Reduces low back pain & sciatica
• Reduces aches & fatigue in the thoracic & cervical regions of the spine
• Aids in digestion
• Improves your emotional well-being
• Increases overall strength, flexibility & well-being
Yoga is for Everyone!
Although this special class has been tailored to pregnant women, Dads, Grandmas, Sisters and even Post-natal mothers can participate in these classes to support the mothers and enjoy the benefits Yoga, too!
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IU Health North Hospital
11700 North Meridian Street, Room 130
Carmel, IN 46032