Prenatal Yoga

As we know it's important to incorporate regular exercise into our lives especially when pregnant.  This is easier said than done. A key to making the practice stick is finding a form of exercise you enjoy! Take a walk around your neighborhood...five minutes is better than nothing! Find a friend and head out to the mall in the morning and window shop while you do laps. 

Personally, I love a good yoga practice! According to Mayo Clinic studies have shown that yoga during pregnancy can: 

  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
  • Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
  • Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction — a condition that slows a baby's growth

I found this free video on YouTube and just knew I had to share! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

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