Prenatal yoga is becoming more and more popular, and with good reason. Yoga is capable of improving physical and mental health. Using it as a way to improve your healthy life will become very beneficial to your physical and mental health.
In general yoga makes you stronger with each pose because it relies on your own body weight to perform and hold it. While holding it the move requires correct and controlled breathing techniques. When done correctly it helps us to breathe better where it benefits the whole body including the brain. With each pose your muscles become long and lean. Yoga calms our nerves, keeps our body aligned and eliminates back pain. It makes us flexible in the back, hips, hamstrings and shoulders.
Yoga also has a way of eliminating health dangers. De-stressing with yoga reduces blood pressure and improves blood circulation by slowing down heart rate. This is great for expecting mothers because stress is not good for the baby. It also reduces chances of heart disease, arthritis, asthma and stroke. It boosts immune system activity and lowers cholesterol.
Mentally we have a lot on our mind: work, family, financial issues, life changes. Yoga is the way to calm the mind so you think clearer. Yoga focuses so much on staying in one position and our breathing techniques that it clears our mind of everything else; nothing else matters.
Thinking clearly makes good decision making and great concentration skills. It brings a relaxed and positive mood. Yoga also brings something called body awareness—knowing where to move areas of your body for alignment improvement without hurling yourself. This makes you comfortable in your own skin, improves posture and boosts confidence in yourself.
Prenatal yoga is a great way to improve your body and to help you have a successful delivery. Merritt Athletic Clubs is your premiere place for it. Contact us for more information about it and to schedule a visit to our facility.