Why Is Yoga In Pregnancy Beneficial?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend 150 mins of exercise a week, to include 2 muscle-strengthening activities.
Evidence tells us that exercise is hugely beneficial in pregnancy, and our pregnancy yoga classes can provide additional benefits that a brisk walk or swim just don’t offer.
Maintenance Of Weight
You shouldn’t be trying to lose weight in pregnancy, but exercise can help in maintaining a healthy weight. We know that a higher body mass index (BMI) >30 is an independent risk factor for still birth, caesarean section, haemorrhage following delivery and blood clots to the legs and lungs. By practising yoga during pregnancy to maintain your weight, you will help improve your risks.
Reduction In Medical Complications
There are certain conditions specific to pregnancy including gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension and preeclampsia. These will disappear once your baby’s born. We know that exercise significantly reduces your risk of developing these conditions, so our yoga in pregnancy classes can help keep them at bay.