YOGA FOR A BLISSFUL BIRTH
Yoga poses to ease labour
Aditi is a leadership development specialist in the corporate arena and alongside, she pursues her passion for fitness. She is certified in Special Light Resistance Training (SLRT), commonly referred to as functional training from the Fitness and Sports Sciences Association, India (FSSA). She has been practicing the Sivananda system of yoga for more than seven years and is now in the process of studying further in this field.
When it comes to labour and delivery, many women spend weeks, if not months, fretting over whether they will be able to deliver the baby. Prenatal yoga practice can help minimise the anxiety over labour. During labour, yoga can help connect you with your breath, move labour along with more ease and awareness, and teach you to be more in tune with your body. While labour is untimely and unpredictable, the ability to stay focused and calm is something that yoga teaches you to do almost automatically through deep breathing exercises and body strengthening poses. Here are the top prenatal yoga poses that work wonders in building core and back strength, hip flexibility and breath control, that can help calm your nerves during pregnancy, labour and beyond.