- Yoga for pregnant women - another chance to give birth to a healthy baby
- What is Yoga
What is Yoga
Yoga originated in ancient India and perfected from generation to generation, it has reached our days. According to the notions constricting the meaning of life - in the moral and ethical, mental and spiritual development. The main objective is to achieve the improvement of the condition in which a person perceives all living things in the outside world as itself. And this is possible only if the knowledge itself an integral part of the universe. Reached such a state by physical (hatha yoga exercises) and mental (the higher direction of yoga - karma yoga, raja yoga, yoga bahakti) improvement.
What gives a pregnant woman yoga
Physical exercises and breathing exercises hatha yoga with regular performing perfectly prepare a woman's body to physical stress in the later stages of pregnancy and childbirth.
Mental training will help to realize the hidden force to strengthen the will and subjugate it occurring processes. These exercises will help to focus on its internal state, to become one with the new is not yet born man.
Exercise for pregnant women (hatha yoga)
The complex yoga for pregnant women should be carried out with all the physiological characteristics of the period and include the most simple asanas (exercises). These exercises are needed to help a pregnant woman to get rid of edema, constipation, headaches
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and prepare it for delivery.
A set of exercises include:
- Exercises to strengthen the joints;
- Exercises to stretch the muscles;
- breathing exercises;
- exercises for relaxation;
- exercises to improve blood circulation.
Exercises for joints and stretching muscles to improve flexibility, promote normal digestion, blood circulation, strengthen the muscles of the back, legs and abdominals. Together, these exercises improve the state of health of the pregnant woman and the child and perfectly prepares the body for stress during childbirth.
The complex of physical exercises (asanas) to do better (or at least begin to do) under the guidance of an experienced trainer, doing it yourself, you can harm as your body and the unborn child.
Breathing exercises enhance immunity
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Increase lung capacity, accelerate metabolism, causing the blood to the tissues carries a pregnant woman and the fetus extra food and oxygen.
Breathing exercises, basic principles:
- inhale and exhale through the nose only;
- before the breath to do a full exhalation;
- All exercises should be done consciously with maximum concentration.
The technique of deep breathing
Starting position - sitting on a hard chair with your back straight and eyes closed; slowly and gently exhale air from the lungs, and then make a slow smooth inhale the entire lung capacity (and that, and another at the expense of 6 or 8); fix your feelings, breathe about 2-3 minutes (you can start with one minute, and when get used to - five minutes).
Breathing exercises will allow
a woman does not lose consciousness and not choke while attempts, when the body is breathing quite heavily. The regular presence of certain uncomfortable sensations in the body when performing certain physical or breathing exercises allow a woman to be ready for pain and physical stress during childbirth.
The basis of all yoga exercises supreme direction is self-hypnosis. Yoga teaches that the nature, health, emotional and physical state depends on a person's thoughts. The process of thinking is essentially self-hypnosis, because no thought is wasted, and has some impact.
The most effective self-hypnosis when active (specifically created for this purpose) thoughts occur against the backdrop of a relaxation (relaxation of muscles, blood vessels, respiration). According to yogic ideas every cell of our body (and hence every body) has a mind. By the authority can be accessed with a hard clear command. Let's try to do it in practice.
Sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes and relax: Feel like grow heavy at first hand, then the legs, then the whole body. When you learn to call the pleasant heaviness in the arms and legs, you can begin to enter into the subconscious mind active, you came up with in advance. For example, you have a sore lower back (the state it depends on the work of the spine), appeal with the words (mentally or aloud): "The spine, I command you to firmly support my body, your nerves must approach all organs and tissues, nowhere squeezing and without interruption. " Learn the pre-prepared formula and repeat it mechanically in a state of relaxation many times, trying to relate the rhythm of words with the rhythm of breathing. Such formulas, orders can come up with for each organ.
Yoga can well prepare women for childbirth. But we must remember that pregnancy requires special, caring attitude, so do not try to do everything at once, there is perfect folk thought: "Hush steady wins the race."