Much has already been written about the benefits of yoga for the health of the body and mind.
We know that it is recommended to people of all ages and physical conditions, and that their usual practice often “changes the life” of those who discover in yoga a path to self-knowledge and well-being.
A frequent question many women ask us is whether they can do yoga in pregnancy, without having tried it before.
If you’ve practiced yoga before, you’ll know the benefits this discipline offers to your body and mental health.
Imagine then the benefits of yoga on a pregnant woman, who in addition to having multiple changes on the physical level, is immersed in a continuous hormonal dance that sometimes also alters her mood.
Surely if you ask your doctor or midwife that it’s the best physical exercise you can do during your pregnancy. Even if you’ve never tried a yoga class.
If you’ve been practicing yoga on a regular basis before you’re pregnant, you’ll probably want to continue your practice.
If this is your case, and your doctor recommends physical exercise, then you can continue doing yoga as before, but always taking into account the style of yoga and necessary adjustments for your new stage.
It’s also recommended that you start your practice after the first eight weeks, when your doctor says everything is in order.
You want to do yoga for the first time:
If you’ve never attended a yoga class and don’t know what it’s about, now that you’re pregnant, it’s best to attend a specific Prenatal Yoga class.
Once your doctor has recommended physical exercise and says everything is fine, you can start after the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
It is important that you look for a site adapted to your needs and that fits your process week by week.
If you can’t attend a prenatal yoga class and go to a general class, avoid yoga styles that require too much effort.
And above all, tell your yoga teacher before, if you have any discomfort or if your doctor has made special recommendations for you.
If you are pregnant and want to start doing yoga: find a place to practice feeling safe and accompanied; Practice listening to your body and responding with love and calm; rest when you need it.
And above all, follow your instinct, take care of yourself, enjoy these months of change and learning.
<%20/>iframe%20width=%22560%22%20height=%22315%22%20src=%22https://www.youtube.com/embed/OY_9HmK_56Q?start=62%22%20frameborder=%220%22%20allow=%22accelerometer;%20autoplay;%20encrypted-media;%20gyroscope;%20picture-in-picture%22%20allowfullscreen>%20/><%20/>/iframe>%20/>”>Gabriela Litschi In addition to his face-to-face classes he shares resources and knowledge on his blog www.naturayterapia.com a space of Yoga, motherhood and well-being.
In 2016 he published the guide “Mommy, do we do yoga?” A manual to get started in yoga practice with babies, during postpartum.
Collaborations and media in which it appears:
Upper Conservatory of Dance , Malaga
Master class in Teacher Training of PranaYoga Málaga
Working for the Mundo.org