Are you in the middle of deciding what pregnancy workouts are actually suitable for you? If you are, think about online yoga, which can be a good way to stay fit and limber, while also helping to manage stress at the comfort of your home. Whether you’re already an active yogi, or considering taking up the challenge for the first time, you may find that online prenatal yoga is relaxing, flexible and enjoyable, not to mention the fact that it can also help prepare your mind and body for labor and delivery. The following will widely open your eyes towards it’s fruits;
1. It lowers your stress levels
Reducing stress is something that brings a lot of people to yoga, and of course this becomes even more important to do during pregnancy; your baby feels everything that you feel! You know your house, you know that sweet spot that is quiet, cool and calming. Now, take your mat and try Online Yoga in that same spot. It will calm your mind, and the postures will help you release tension that seems to accumulate extra during pregnancy. Our online prenatal yoga Personal & Professional Trainers, right there with you, will work on your breath awareness to help you greatly with de-stressing. Slowing down the breath, especially the exhale, slows down the heart rate so that you and the baby can feel calmer and more relaxed. You can also checkout our blog on how to control anxiety naturally.
2. Connect with your baby
FlexifyMe created an online prenatal program through yoga to create space for your baby; physically, as well as mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Your yoga practice is time you set aside to take care of yourself, and in turn you are connecting to your baby. They practice with you. Every breath you take is a breath you share. And there is plenty of quiet time to communicate with your baby in any way that makes sense to you.
3. Improve your circulation
Through the combination of breath and movement used in yoga, circulation is enhanced within the body as synovial fluid is activated and dispersed and the muscles are elongated. Increased circulation helps to reduce swelling, a common and sort of inevitable side effect of pregnancy. So, sticking to online prenatal yoga would be a perfect solution.
4. Prepare for the intensity of labor
Yoga teaches us to breathe consciously and mindfully, even during times of intensity. Practicing breathing calmly through the different poses is wonderful practice for being able to breathe through the intensity that you will experience during labor. It is the practice of being comfortable with discomfort. Your personal trainer will teach you many yoga poses during class that can be helpful to use during labor such as child’s pose to rest or malasana (squat) to push efficiently with gravity.
5. Gain a community
It can be very comforting to be with a group of women going through the same process you are. That’s why, we have created online prenatal yoga group classes, a safe space to communicate with one another, rant, complain, share stories, support, and congratulate one another. Not stopping there, a dedicated Facebook Group for a great sisterhood of expecting moms.
6. Professional advice with your diet
Pre-natal nutrition is vital to a healthy pregnancy journey, as the body goes through constant changes. Hence, what is going inside the body for the first few months is extremely important. With FlexifyMe, online prenatal yoga programs come with a dedicated & professional nutritionist that will give you a weekly diet plan direct from your kitchen. Oh yes, you might have the items right in your kitchen maybe you don’t know the right way to have them. A few supplements as per the trainer’s recommendation and you are good to have a healthy pregnancy.
7. Relieve tension, ease aches and discomfort in the body
As baby grows, more stress is put upon the low back, hips, upper back, chest and shoulders. Many yoga poses help to relieve some of the discomfort caused by the changes in the body. In our online prenatal yoga classes, usually the trainer starts by asking each student what is going on in their body so that she knows where to focus some of the poses in order to address specific needs of each body that day.
8. Stay active and in shape
Being pregnant does not mean that you are broken or with an illness! You can absolutely stay active, in fact, most women enjoy more ease during pregnancy when they stay active, as you can imagine the body is not meant to be stagnant. Movement helps to stay balanced and to release tension and toxins. Also, labor is one of the most physically demanding feats you will accomplish in your life. So it makes sense to prepare the body and strengthen the muscles! It’s also a good idea to start working on upper body strength as you look forward to the days of carrying around a baby everywhere you go, plus all their stuff.
9. Tune into your body’s needs
During pregnancy, your body is changing every day. It is so valuable to set aside time in your day to quiet your thoughts, and really pay attention to what is going on. Your body will tell you what you need, whether it is to rest, or to work, or to play. The practice of yoga is nurturing. It is so crucial to take care of yourself during this time, you are growing a baby! You deserve to be nurtured and cared for. Also, the time that you are pregnant flies by. Savor this short and sweet time while you can by slowing down and being present!
FlexifyMe’s online prenatal yoga program is here! With a number of trained prenatal personal coaches, we’ve managed to help over 1500 pregnant mothers have successful deliveries and reduced weight instantly with the continuous Post Natal Yoga Program.
You can book a free demo session with a specialized personal coach and start your transformation today.