Pregnancy is a holistic experience, a special condition and it is a powerful example of the close relationship between body and mind. It is a period during which it is of enormous importance for the various aspects of a woman to be in harmony with each other. The practices of yoga contribute to the best possible health of the body and mind, uniting the physical, emotional and spiritual development of the mother with the development of her child.
Yoga can prove valuable during pregnancy even for beginners who will see that most of the practices fall within their range of abilities. For a successful pregnancy and birth, emphasis must be given to the development of the abdominal muscles, strengthening the spine and back muscles and to the development of a loose and flexible pelvis.
Breathing techniques are also important not only during pregnancy but also during childbirth as they ensure the elimination of toxins from both the mother and the child and a plentiful supply of oxygen to them. Breathing techniques cleanse and calm the nervous system and give a feeling of pleasant well-being.
Finally, the technique of Yoga Nidra ensures a problem free pregnancy without any emotional, physical or mental stress.