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Yoga During Pregnancy

Yoga during pregnancy is very beneficial. Yoga helps you relax and adjust to the mental, emotional, and physical challenges of pregnancy. Yoga is very safe, as long as you chose a good prenatal yoga program specifically designed for pregnant women.  

Avoid doing hot yoga, inverted yoga poses, and poses that stretch your abdominal muscles too much.

During each trimester, yoga is very useful but not all yoga poses are allowed. For example, you want to avoid poses that block the blood flow to your uterus and that overextend your joints.

A good prenatal yoga program will teach you how to breathe properly and how to practice specific yoga poses in preparation for labor.

Starting from your second trimester onward, your growing belly shifts your center of gravity, making your yoga balance poses more challenging. During your third trimester you should use props and modified yoga poses. You can use a chair for support or the wall.

The best tool to use in late pregnancy and during labor is the yoga ball. The use of the birthing ball during childbirth can make your labor faster and prevent medical interventions, like episiotomy and C-section.

Pregnancy Yoga Poses List

During pregnancy, yoga daily practice helps you battle mood swings, fatigue, leg cramps, lower back pain, poor digestion, etc. Prenatal yoga poses also help you prepare for natural childbirth.

These yoga poses can be practiced by every Mom-To-Be, even if you have not done yoga before. They are also suitable for all three trimesters of pregnancy.

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Yoga Postures During Pregnancy You Should Avoid

Most yoga postures during pregnancy are safe, but others should be either modified or avoided.

There is no doubt that yoga helps you stay healthy during your pregnancy, but you should always be cautious when doing yoga while pregnant.

Avoid back bends, forward bends, headstands, balance pose, down-facing poses, fully reclined poses, and any pose that puts pressure on your belly. 

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Benefits Of Yoga In Pregnancy

Yoga during pregnancy is very safe and beneficial to help you stay fit and healthy.

Yoga helps improve many symptoms of pregnancy like morning sickness, constipation, lower back pain, headache, anxiety, stress, insomnia, mood swings, and sciatic pain.

Prenatal yoga also helps you improve physical strength and stamina. Special yoga poses also help you prepare for natural childbirth and connect with your baby before birth.

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Yoga In Pregnancy: Prenatal Yoga For Healthy Mom and Baby

Yoga during pregnancy can be practiced at home by following a prenatal yoga DVD program, specifically designed for pregnancy women, who want to use yoga to stay healthy and fit.

Each trimester has its requirements, so your yoga practice has to adjust to the challenges of your growing belly.

Pregnancy is a time of mental and physical nurturing. Yoga teaches how to listen to your body and take care of yourself.

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Yoga Ball Workout Videos

These 4 yoga ball workout videos show you how you can use the yoga ball during pregnancy to stay fit and to prepare for natural childbirth.

The yoga ball provides you with so many benefits when used during pregnancy because it allows you to do many supported poses that you could not otherwise do.

Sitting on the ball is the easiest and most comfortable pose you can do on the ball.  This pose helps you maintain a correct posture to allow room for your baby.

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Birthing Ball Exercise To Prepare For Labor

Each Mom-To-Be should begin using a yoga ball as soon as she enters her second trimester.

Now is the time to begin thinking about your birth and prepare for it. Learning how to use a yoga ball helps you prepare for labor physically and mentally. Pelvic rocking on the birthing ball helps ease contractions.

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Yoga Ball For Pregnancy: Floor Exercises

It is best to avoid doing sit ups during pregnancy, especially in you are in your second and third trimester.

Doing birth ball exercises on the floor helps you keep your abdominal muscles strong.

These floor exercises will help you stay fit during your pregnancy by strengthening your abs, hips and legs.

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Easy Pregnancy Yoga Ball Workouts

The following yoga ball workouts are designed to help those pregnant women who want to keep fit during their pregnancy using a yoga ball.

Make sure you check with your doctor or midwife before doing any type of physical activity.

If you are during your third trimester, make sure you have support by holding onto the wall or a chair if you feel unstable.

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