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The practice of Yoga has been a long journey within that has changed me in many powerful ways. When practicing yoga, I become more aware of my internal world and I am present within. Through my therapeutic yoga classes , my hope is to assist you in beginning your own JOURNEY WITHIN and help you heal and change. Yoga provides the perfect pathway to transform, blossom and thrive.
I am honored to serve expecting mommas and their little ones not only as a Pre and Post Natal yoga teacher but also as a Hypnobirthing educator and an Infant Massage instructor. I wear many hats in this world, but all of them are to help birth ourselves into a new state of consciousness. And for that, there are no words.....

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pregnancy & Yoga

Pregnancy and Yoga By Dr.Prafulla Dorle - Dr. Prafulla is a Doctor, senior yoga teacher and yoga therapist from Yoga Vidya Gurukul. He has rich experience in Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga practices, he is teaching and practicing yoga for the last 10 years along with his medical profession.

Pregnancy is the symbol of creative consciousness of the divine power. Harmony in the mothers mind, body and soul is important for the emotional, physical and spiritual development of the child. Regular practice of yoga before conception is the ideal preparation for pregnancy. The mother can increase her flexibility by yoga positions, increase her vitality with pranayama and meditation can help in spiritual development. The practice of yoga helps the mother to become a good host for arrival of the new soul.

Awareness of consciousness during pregnancy, emotional attachment and physical preparedness for pregnancy are very important.


1. Abdominal muscles 
It is important to improve the strength of these muscles because they have to support the growing size and weight of the uterus. The strength is important to push the baby out during child birth. Yoga also helps to prevent shaping out after child birth.

2. Spine and back
Strength of the back muscles prevents postural deformities during pregnancy. Proper posture while walking is important. In general the flexibility of the body is dependent on the flexibility of back. The efficient working of the spinal cord is dependent on the correct posture of the vertebral column.

3.Pelvic floor
The pelvic floor muscles should be strong and at the same time they should be flexible. The muscles need to be strong enough to hold the uterus and the baby in a proper position and they need to be flexible during child birth.

Effects of yoga nidra during pregnancy 
Yoga nidra helps to relieve the fear and anxiety of the processes of child birth. It is a process of conscious dreaming and meditation which helps in the development of the baby. It also helps for relaxation and sufficient rest for the mother. It helps to improve the emotional attachment between the mother and child. During yoga nidra the child listens to the heart beat of the mother and feels comfortable. It also helps to increase the mental peace and calmness in the mother.

Effects of pranayama during pregnancy 
Pranayama supplies sufficient oxygen for the mother and the baby. It helps to remove the metabolic waste from the mother’s body and helps the relaxation of the nervous system. The rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the diaphragm is useful to improve the blood circulation and the breath holding process is helpful during child birth.

Effects of OM chanting during pregnancy

Omkar chanting helps to lower the blood pressure, reduce mental tension and stress. It also helps to improve the function of the heart by gently massaging it. Chanting OM also helps in the spiritual development of the baby because of the sound and positive vibrations.

To conclude, yoga is very beneficial for women during pregnancy, it helps to prepare the body, mind and spirit of both the women and baby.

- Dr.Prafulla Dorle

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