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Why Practice Yoga when you are Pregnant?

Doing Yoga while I was pregnant was the best gift I gave to myself and to my son. Studies have shown that doing certain exercises while pregnant helps to increase Apgar scores of children. The theory is, the healthier the mom, the healthier the child. Making smart whole food choices, (avoiding preservatives and over processed foods eating Organic when possible) and getting rest and reducing your stress, all add up to a healthier environment for your baby. Yoga also plays a big part in reducing your physical and emotional stress, keeping your body healthy and preparing for the rigors of labor and being a new mom.

Yoga Exercises for Pregnant Women

When we are pregnant our body changes its distribution of weight to support the growing baby, resulting in tension in these areas:

Shoulders and upper back because you're carrying extra weight in your breasts.
Lower back because you're carrying extra weight in your belly.
Legs and feet because you're carrying extra weight overall.

If you don’t have time to get to a Pre Natal Yoga Class here are some Yoga exercises for pregnant women that are excellent for relieving stress in the most common areas:
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