9 Benefits Of Practicing Yoga Breathing During Pregnancy

9 Benefits Of Practicing Yoga Breathing During Pregnancy

28 Oct 2022 | 2 min Read

Seema Bhatia

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Practicing yoga during pregnancy is extremely beneficial to the baby as well as the expecting mother. Yoga breathing is characterized by controlled deep breathing or pranayama.

It helps nourish the inhaled oxygen and eliminate toxins when exhaling carbon dioxide.

Practicing deep breathing during pregnancy has several benefits. A few of the benefits include:

  • Deep breathing helps you relax your body muscles and reduce the tension built in your body.
  • It helps destressing and mind relaxation.
  • It aids the effective elimination of toxins from the body.
  • It supports the strengthening of the lungs and helps maintain hormonal balance.
  • It helps boost the oxygen supply in the mother’s body as well as to the baby.
  • It helps improve blood circulation and supports the baby’s growth and development.
  • Practicing deep breathing in the morning right after can help prevent and manage morning sickness.
  • Daily deep breathing sessions can help you stay relaxed and sleep better during pregnancy. Having good sleep is a very important factor that helps maintain good health for the mother as well as the baby.
  • It is a very effective way to prepare yourself for labor. It trains you to maintain your calm and distract yourself from the pain. It also prevents you from the excess panic that you may experience during labor.

While practicing deep breathing yoga, maintain calm and steady breathing throughout. Avoid quick and forceful breathing as it can lead to feeling dizzy or fainting. In case of any health conditions like; asthma, cardiac disorder, or lung disorder, consult your doctor before practicing yoga breathing.

Even though pranayama sounds simple, do not practice it without consulting your doctor.



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