News release about safe yoga practice throughout the world.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yoga can help Shakira in pregnancy | Subodh Gupta

Shakira confirms the pregnancy rumours that she is going to be a mommy!  She announced on her website “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby”.

As Shakira is expecting her first child, practice of yoga is the ideal preparation for a mother.  The regular practice of pregnancy yoga, before, during and after pregnancy is very helpful as it improves blood circulation, bring relaxation, strengthen the muscles and relieve back pain.

It develops positive attitude which helps in coping with anxiety and fear of unknown. It improves digestion system, controls excessive weight gain and prevents dropping shoulders which often develops during pregnancy.

However pregnancy yoga should be modified and very gentle. Pregnancy yoga system includes gentle hatha yoga, breathing (without breath retention), meditation and scientific sleep.

It is very important to consider precaution during pregnancy.  Woman should consult doctor before starting any exercise or yoga in case of (a) A history of premature labour (b) Expecting twins or triplets (c) Severely under or overweight (d) Epilepsy/Asthama (e) Ruptured membranes (f) Sudden swelling of hands, ankles or face (g) Abdominal pain.

In addition one should avoid joining general group yoga classes, instead it should be private session or special pregnancy group yoga only and not the general yoga class as many of the yoga postures need to be modified in pregnancy yoga class.

Issued in public interest by celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta based in London.

Subodh has been interviewed by various TV channels and his views and articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers in India and the UK.

Subodh Gupta conducts yoga and wellness sessions for celebrities and corporate in London.  

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