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Yoga for Two, For Baby and Heart

Team PAM are HUGE advocates for  prenatal yoga.

Pregnancy yoga is a wonderful way to strengthen not only your heart center in terms of expanding yourself and the love you will be giving and receiving but actually strengthening your heart. It is a great way to keep your body toned and to prepare your mind and body for birth. Prenatal yoga is designed for pregnant women, it is low impact, a great workout and safe, geared specifically towards our changing bodies and hormones.

There have also been numerous studies with control groups showing that practicing yoga during pregnancy can reduce stress for both mother and baby. There is something magical about watching a pregnant woman move and connect with her changing body when she does yoga. She slows down, her movements are almost melodious, her beautiful belly swaying from side to side in certain postures. The rise and fall of her growing bosom as she unites with her breath.

Here’s a great prenatal yoga breath to practice.  Put your hands over your heart and slow down your breath and imagine, visualize in your mind’s eye that with each beat of your heart blood filled with oxygen and would be flowing from you to your growing baby. By connecting to your own heart you actually strengthen and developed your baby’s heart.

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If you have been given the go ahead by your doctor or care provider to do some form of exercise during pregnancy consider prenatal yoga, it may not be the high energy workout you were once used to but it really does your body and baby good.

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**REMINDER – Pregnancy Awareness Month’s blog post is for moms and expectant parents by moms (and of course some experts sprinkled in – and some mom’s are licensed board certified experts!).  HOWEVER, we are not giving blanket ADVICE on what you should be doing, eating, how you should be exercising, parenting, etc.  These are opinions, food for thought….think about it all, talk with your mate, and when it comes to diet, exercise, and health questions, ALWAYS discuss and seek advice from your medical health provider.

 

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