YOGA FOR A BLISS­FUL BIRTH

Yoga poses to ease labour

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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.

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