Yoga in pregnancy: Many poses are safer than once thought

This study suggests that yoga can be safe during late pregnancy and adds to the growing scientific evidence that yoga is a helpful, safe tool to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression throughout pregnancy. Over half of all women experience anxiety at some point during pregnancy, and about 13% of pregnant women experience clinical depression. Yoga has been shown to ease stress and anxiety during pregnancy and to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Several studies of yoga during pregnancy have found it is also effective for reducing depression, particularly when it is started early in the pregnancy and can be combined with standard depression treatment. Yoga can also reduce pain and discomfort, as well as improve overall quality of life during pregnancy. Prenatal yoga is particularly effective as part of an integrated approach that includes breathing exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation. How to make the most of yoga during pregnancy Moms-to-be should focus more on stability and strength, rather than endurance and flexibility. Use modifications, props, or a wall to make each pose well-supported. Pregnancy hormones loosen your muscles and ligaments, which increases the risk for injuries if you push yourself too far in terms of flexibility. This is true even in the first trimester. Another hormone called relaxin, which is at its highest levels in the first trimester and relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments, also peaks in the first trimester. This laxity means yo...
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Publication date: 15 November 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 261Author(s): Yuan Zhang, Hui Jiang, Shengqian Dou, Bin Zhang, Xia Qi, Jing Li, Qingjun Zhou, Weina Li, Chen Chen, Qun Wang, Lixin Xie
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