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    First Trimester Yoga: Is It Safe?

    In the first trimester, the uterus and belly remain small, but the body starts changing from the inside to maintain pregnancy. You have a hormonal imbalance causing emotional distress, morning sickness, and other pregnancy-related symptoms. 

    Additionally, every women’s body and pregnancy are different, so whether first-trimester yoga is safe for you or not? It will depend upon the advice of the consulting doctor. Even after the advice, you should practice yoga under the guidance of a trained yoga expert, following all the safety precautions. 

    Safe First Trimester Yoga

    Women’s body is going through a lot of changes in the first few months to accommodate the baby. Almost all hormone levels fluctuate, causing physical, emotional, and psychological changes. It can lead to mood swings, stress, and anxiety. In this case, low-impact exercise and yoga can reduce stress, calms your mind, and positively influence your mental health. 

    Yoga is not only about physical strength; in fact, it affects all aspects of health. It connects our mind with the body and soul. The following type of yoga is particularly beneficial for pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy:

    ⦁ Breathing exercises

    ⦁ Meditation

    ⦁ Yoga Mudras

    ⦁ Relaxation techniques

    ⦁ Yoga Nidra 

    A 30-minute session of first-trimester yoga under the guidance of a yoga expert can offer the following benefits affecting physical, mental, and emotional health:

    ⦁ Provides emotional and spiritual connection with the body

    ⦁ Regulates hormonal imbalance

    ⦁ Relaxes your mind

    ⦁ Reduces stress and anxiety 

    ⦁ Promotes regular sleep 

    ⦁ Boosts energy

    ⦁ Calms your mind

    ⦁ Relieves morning sickness

    ⦁ Reduces headaches

    ⦁ Helps in dealing with fears related to childbirth

    Safety Precautions To Follow

    Make sure to follow the following precautions when doing first-trimester yoga to avoid any mishappenings:

    ⦁ Learn prenatal yoga poses from a trained yoga instructor

    ⦁ Always practice under the guidance of a yoga instructor

    ⦁ Make sure you are comfortable and adequately supported

    ⦁ Avoid getting overheated or hot yoga

    ⦁ Create a routine including yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation

    ⦁ Do not force yourself too hard

    ⦁ Avoid forceful breathing

    ⦁ If any poses don’t feel comfortable, avoid them or modify it

    ⦁ Consult a doctor before starting and when you have the following symptoms:

    ⦁ Dizziness

    ⦁ Nausea

    ⦁ Overheating

    ⦁ Dehydration

    ⦁ Unusual discharge or bleeding

    ⦁ Shortness of breath

    ⦁ Chest or pelvic pain

    ⦁ Muscle weakness

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