8 Health Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

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Yoga is a mind and body workout that provides health benefits through relaxation, strength-building, balance, meditation, and breathing techniques. Prenatal yoga is especially helpful for pregnant women in several ways -- helping the mind and body through pregnancy, easing labor and birth, and helping the body recover after the baby is born. The following eight specific functions are great reasons to take up the practice during your pregnancy!

Yoga is about building strength in your whole body. Prenatal yoga is great because it builds muscles in your lower and upper back, which means:

  • Your body can handle the weight of the uterus without added strain.
  • Your body can handle the weight of the baby as it grows.
  • Your upper body will be strong post-delivery for toting your little one around in your arms.