How Prenatal Yoga Can Alleviate Pregnancy Pains

Whether you’re pregnant with your first child or you’re expecting another baby to add to your growing brood, we congratulate you on your soon-to-be new addition! While people often admire the glow and inherent beauty of a pregnant woman enjoying the outdoors, not everyone can appreciate the pain and discomfort that can accompany bringing a new life into the world. 

Even people who’ve never given birth know how painful a delivery can be simply from watching fictional depictions of childbirth in TV shows or movies. Often exaggerated for comedic effect, scenes of women giving birth are often hysterical, particularly when they include an overwhelmed expectant partner who’s clueless as to how to alleviate their significant other’s distress.

What isn’t nearly as funny, however, is the real-life, pre-birth pain that too often goes hand in hand with being pregnant. For a lot of mothers-to-be, pregnancy pains start long before they make their way to an ER or birth center to welcome their little one into the world.

The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

When they inquire about our Vacaville, CA yoga classes, many women are happy to learn that they can provide some meaningful benefits throughout pregnancy. Pain relief is one of the benefits that prenatal yoga can provide.

During a typical pregnancy, a woman may experience changes in posture which occur to accommodate the increased weight in the front of her body. She may also suffer from tighter hip pockets because they’ll strain to support the growing fetus in the woman’s uterus. Strained pelvic muscles are also common during pregnancy as a fetus grows and puts on weight. These things can combine to cause lower back pain, something that prenatal yoga can alleviate when done properly.

Here are some of the additional benefits you may enjoy by engaging in prenatal yoga:

  • Better sleep
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Improved strength and muscle endurance
  • Greater flexibility
  • Less nausea and shortness of breath
  • Fewer headaches
  • Lower risk of premature labor

Types of Yoga for Pregnant Practitioners

Even if you’re not overly familiar with yoga, you probably know that there are various types of yoga to choose from. When you’re pregnant, it’s important for you to research the type of yoga you’re going to practice to ensure the class isn’t too strenuous.

In general, hatha yoga and restorative yoga are wise choices for expectant moms. Hot yoga is normally not recommended for pregnant practitioners as it’s done is a heated room and often involves poses that are markedly more rigorous than those performed in classes that are less intense.

Find the Prenatal Yoga Class That’s Best for You at YogaCoreFit

YogaCoreFit proudly offers a variety of yoga classes that are ideal for expectant moms. When you visit our convenient location on Butcher Road, we’ll explain how our yoga classes differ from one another. We’ll also talk to you about the specific pregnancy pains you’ve been experiencing, your overall health and the goals you have for the class you plan to attend. Based on that information, we’ll help you choose the yoga class that’s ideal for you. Visit YogaCoreFit to talk to our fitness experts today.

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