Friday, 17 October 2008

3 Great Poses In A Pregnancy Yoga Video

The final resting pose that a pregnancy yoga video often has at the end of the workout is great for helping you simply relax your body. This is a great one to help you both with pregnancy discomfort and to prepare you for childbirth. Being able to relax your entire body can be great for helping you get rid of pain in any area of your body. The focused relaxation of different areas of your body that the instructor often does can help you focus on relaxing each area of your body and getting rid of tension in all areas. The relaxation it teaches can help you prepare for childbirth because relaxation is a vital skill that can make a big difference to you when contractions begin during childbirth.

Squats accompanied by kegel exercises are another great pose in a pregnancy yoga video. The best benefit of this one is to help you during childbirth. The deep squat shown in many pregnancy yoga videos is considered the birthing position in many countries. It is reported that this particular position can shorten the birthing canal by up to 20%. Something to keep in mind when you are ready to give birth. Anything that makes the birthing process faster is always good. The kegel exercises that a pregnancy yoga video discusses are great because they strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. You will be using these muscles during childbirth so making sure that they are strong can be a great help to you.

If back pain is a problem for you during your pregnancy, there is a simple pose in a pregnancy yoga video that can help with this issue. In this pose, you are on your hands and knees. You put your hands directly under your shoulders and your knees are directly under your hips. Then slowly arch your spine up and bring it back down. This pose is great for stretching out your back and helping relieve discomfort of the added pregnancy weight.

By: Jill B

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