Fit & Fab Spotlight: Prenatal Yoga

January 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

Prenatal yoga is a great option to help you stay fit and fabulous during pregnancy.  Yoga is an ancient practice that keeps you flexible, toned, and helps improve balance with little to no impact on your joints (win – win, right?).  Combined with cardio, yoga is a great exercise option that will help keep you feeling great. yoga

Yoga will also help you to breathe and relax.  A key part of yoga is breathing and learning the ujjayi breath.  This is a method of breathing where you inhale through your nose and exhale through you stomach muscles.  Learning how to control your breath through ujjay breathing helps you to relax and stay calm – two things you’ll need during labor and beyond!

Further, yoga postures may also help reduce back and body aches associated with pregnancy. But if you decide to try prenatal yoga, be sure to check with your health care provider first.  Also, try to find a yoga instructor who is trained in prenatal yoga.  If you can’t find one, be sure to let your instructor know you’re expecting.

Of course you’ll want to look cute while you’re workin’ it out.  Be sure to grab a pair of Preggers leggings or a Preggers maternity support band to wear – both are perfect for yogi mommas or any active momma for that matter!

*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

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