Yoga during Second & Third Trimester of Pregnancy

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Yoga can make you feel great always and all the more when you are pregnant. During the second and third trimester of your pregnancy your joints become lax, postural alignment is disturbed and there are also other circulatory issues which add on. All these pregnancy blues can easily be handled by a methodical practice of Prenatal Yoga during the second and third trimester. While doing Prenatal yoga during the second and third trimester, the following safety and precautionary measures are mandatory and should be diligently followed:

  • Use wedges: The back muscles due to the extensive increase of load in the front, arches along with the spine. This pressure on the spine can be surged higher while doing physical activity, this can be reduced by adding wedges and pillows on the back during the activity.
  • Do not lie on your back: Lying on the back can exert enormous pressure on the veins that return blood to the heart, thus the blood flow to the uterus might be reduced. This can make a mother breathless and dizzy
  • Do not use headstand and shoulder stands: During pregnancy the tendency to faint is common so indulging in such position while doing prenatal yoga during second & third trimester
  • Do not overstrain your abdominals: Overstretching the abdominals with complicated twist and curls should be avoided due to split of the rectus abdominis muscle that occurs during second and third trimester of pregnancy

With all these precautions in mind begin your yogic activities on a regular basis to reap the best of its benefits. By doing Prenatal yoga during the second and third trimester of pregnancy your muscles would strengthen, become more flexible, you can also combat excess weight gain and also feel more energetic. Yoga during second and third trimester of pregnancy is safe, healthy and is also recommended by doctors across the globe for its myriad of benefits.

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