3 Yoga Asanas for a Peaceful Pregnancy.

3 Yoga Asanas for a Peaceful Pregnancy.

Pregnancy can cause a lot of health issues like backaches, mood swings and indigestion. Instead of taking medicines for such problems, women are looking for natural ways to deal with them.

Though having a child is a blessing, pregnancy can change your mind, what with all the back pains, heart burn and mood swings, among other things. And while the thought of exercise during pregnancy may seem intimidating, you can actually make those 9 months very endurable, if not pleasurable, with these 3 Prenatal Yoga asanas:

  • FOR BACK ACHES: During pregnancy a woman gains 13-15 kg, which has to be supported by the spine; this leads to lower backaches. Pregnancy leads to a shift in your centre of gravity, which can make you adjust your posture without even noticing.

    PARVATASANA or The Mountain Pose helps improve body posture and reduce back aches.

    • Sit on the yoga mat with your legs crossed.
    • Sit straight and while you inhale, raise your arms and bring your palms together to form a ‘Namaste’. Make sure your elbows are straight.
    • Hold this position for a few seconds, continue taking deep breathes and come back to the normal position again.
  • FOR ANXIETY AND MOOD SWINGS:Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy which can lead to hormonal surges and mood swings.

    PRANAYAM or Deep Rhythmic Breathing helps your mind get a grip over your mood swings and anxiety.

    • Sit on the yoga mat with your legs crossed. If that is uncomfortable, sit with the soles of your feet touching each other.
    • Place your hands on your legs and make sure your back is straight at all times.
    • Inhale and exhale slowly, concentrate on your breathing.
    • Hold this pose for as long as it takes for you to feel calmer and more in control.
  • FOR HEART BURN AND ACID REFLUX: This is a very common problem that is faced by women, particularly in their second and third trimesters. It may occur due to changing hormonal levels affecting the muscles in the digestive tract and how various food items are tolerated.
    VIRABHADRASANA or The Warrior Pose is a chest opening pose which helps create a lift of the front body which counters the pressure built up around the esophagus by making more room.
    • Stand straight on the yoga mat with your feet together and your palms facing inwards.
    • Take a wide step to the side with your feet pointing forward.
    • Turn your right foot to 90 degrees adjusting your left foot accordingly.
    • Raise your arms sideways keeping them parallel to the ground.
    • Inhale, turn your head to look in the same direction as your right arm.
    • As you exhale, bend your right knee as far as you can while keeping the left leg extended and straight.
    • Hold this position for as long as it is comfortable while breathing normally.
    • Breathe out and push your left leg back in to return to your original position.
    • Rest for few seconds and repeat the pose on the other side.

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