Creativity is a nature’s gift to feminity, but it also shares responsibility. It is not easy to fulfill the nature’s rule of evolution, when you are giving birth to your progeny, as you expect this progeny should be physically, emotionally, psychologically, intellectually and spiritually superior than parents.
For this to happen, they would be mother has to remember many things. First of all, she should wish to be mother. She should take care of health with the help of proper diet and optimum mobility.
It is a tough period of 9 months of pregnancy. Starting with morning sickness, it not only changes the body of woman, but mind also. In the end, she finds herself, totally changed a new person. To enjoy this fruitful journey, Yogic study forms her companion, helping her at every step. Ultrasound is advised at 8 weeks, i.e. completion of two months, in which live, intrauterine pregnancy is confirmed with heart activity and its support. After this report is seen one can start Yogic care under the guidance of an expert.
If the morning sickness is severe, then one can start at 12 or 16 weeks of pregnancy. At 20 weeks, every woman has to start the Yogic care schedule. Yoga teacher has to prepare a case report for her & then start the programme with explanation.
Every woman finds it very useful and enjoyable. This is to be practiced till the last day of her term.
Aims of Prenatal Yogic Care :
- Minimize back, low back, leg pains.
- Minimize ankle edema.
- Minimize venous varicosities.
- Improve breathing capacity.
- Postural awareness.
- Quiet – Happy Mind.
- Sharp – pin point concentration.
- Healthy foetal growth.
- Prepare for natural delivery.
- Dandasan (with toes, ankle & knee movements)
- Veerbhadrasan with chair
- Side bend trikonasan with chair.
– Upavishtakonasan – Prasartpad
Effects of Yogic Postures
- Shavasan : Helps in conscious relaxation of our skeletal muscles in the body. This helps her in labour pains. This conserves her energy.
- Pranayam – Ujjayi, Bhramari, Anulom – Vilom – Helps to maintain serenity of mind. It helps to maintain blood pressure in normal range.
- Supta Veerasan & Supta – Badhakonasan – This leads to rib cage expansion, which improves Thoracic Breathing. This also improves venous return & helps to prevent varicose veins.
- Gomukhasan (Hands) & Parshwahastasan – These postures help to expand the rib cage, improving in Thoracic breathing. They also help to relieve backache.
- Dandasan with toe / ankle / knee movements – Help to prevent
& relieve leg pains and prevent varicose veins.
- Padangushthasan – Help to prevent leg pains & varicose veins.
- Upavishtakonasan & Badhakonasan – Help to stretch perineal region, to facilitate normal labour.
- Veerbhadrasan & side bend Trikonasan – Help to correct upright posture.
Our Short course named Yoga for Female Health teaches the above mentioned principals and practical to help the pregnant women to maintain their mental and physical health.
We at Gnosis Medical Yoga provide Prenatal Yogic Care after studying the medical record in all three trimesters of pregnancy.
* This information is applied in Medical Yoga Therapy to help the patients.