The ante-natal period, when your body
and mind are engaged in the creation of a new life, can be a rare and
valuable learning experience. Yoga can help you to have an easier,
healthier pregnancy and delivery. Practiced slowly and gently, the
postures relax and strengthen the body, helping you to adjust to many
of the temporary physical changes. The breathing exercises can help
you to make the most of your breath.
WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN PREGNANT
Do not perform the Bow.
Do not attempt the Locust.
Shoulder stand and Plough should only be
practiced if comfortable.
Do not perform the Cobra (or the seventh
Sun Salutation position).
Do not practice the Peacock.
Do not perform the Headstand for the
first time during pregnancy. If you are used to it, you can continue
until it becomes uncomfortable (in about the fourth month).