prenatal yoga research

There are many profound benefits to practicing pregnancy yoga. Studies have consistently found:

Prenatal yoga provided significant benefits, and no adverse effects were reported. Significant findings from the randomized studies included an increase in infant birth weight, lower incidence of pregnancy complications, shorter duration of labor, and less pain among yoga practitioners. Significant findings from the non-randomized and qualitative studies included decrease in pain, improved quality of sleep, increased maternal confidence, and improved interpersonal relationships among pregnant women who practiced yoga.

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  1. Hi,

    I am on my 11th week of pregnancy. Can I still do norma yoga class or should I start doing the prenatal yoga?

    1. Hi Karmila

      If you have been practicing before you were pregnant then it shouldn’t be a problem to just continue. However you don’t really want to put pressure where the baby is with strong breathing on the inbreath and pulling in the abdominal muscles or with postures. I don’t recommend doing any full twists with pressure on the abdomen or postures where you are lying on your stomach, at anytime during your pregnancy. Also you shouldn’t put your head lower then your heart for long periods of time, i.e. dog pose or inversions. Legs up the wall is a good alternative. I hope this has helped.
      Thanks Katie

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