Creativity is a nature’s gift to femineity, but it also shares responsibility. It is not easy to fulfill the nature’s rule of evolution, when you are giving birth to your progeny, as you expect this progeny should be physically, emotionally, psychologically, intellectually and spiritually superior than parents. For this to happen, they would be mother has to remember many things. First of all, she should wish to be mother. She should take care of health with the help of proper diet and optimum mobility. It is a tough period of 9 months of pregnancy. Starting with morning sickness, it not only changes the body of woman, but mind also. In the end, she finds herself, totally changed a new person. To enjoy this fruitful journey, Yogic study forms her companion, helping her at every step. Ultrasound is advised at 8 weeks, i.e. completion of two months, in which live, intrauterine pregnancy is confirmed with heart activity and its support. After this report is seen one can start Yogic care under the guidance of an expert. If the morning sickness is severe, then one can start at 12 or 16weeks of pregnancy. At 20 weeks, every woman has to start the Yogic care schedule.

Yoga teacher must prepare a case report for her & then start the programme with explanation. Every woman finds it very useful and enjoyable. This is to be practiced till the last day of her term.

Following are the contraindications for Prenatal Yogic Care.

  • Short Cervical Length - Normal Cervical length (In between Internal OS to External OS) is 3 to 4 cms. If it is less than 3cms, it is Short Cervical length.
  • Incompetent OS - If Internal OS is open, it is called Incompetent OS
  • Low lying placenta - If placenta lies very near or overlaps the
  • Internal OS, it is called Low lying placenta

Following are not the contraindications for Prenatal Yoga.

  • Elderly Primi
  • Pregnancy induced Hypertension
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Oligohydramnios

Aims of Antenatal Yogic Care

  • Minimize back, low back, leg pains.
  • Minimize ankle edema.
  • Minimize venous varicosities.
  • Improve breathing capacity.
  • Postural awareness.
  • Peaceful – Happy Mind.
  • Sharp – pinpoint concentration.
  • Healthy fetal growth.
  • Prepare for natural delivery.

Yogic Sequence

1st Trimester 2nd Trimester 3rd Trimester
Supta Veerasan Supta Veerasan Supta Veerasan
Supta Badhakonasan Supta Badhakonasan Supta Badhakonasan
Padangushthasan (Resting) Parshwahastasan In Swastikasan Parshwahastasan In Swastikasan
Shavasan Gomukhasan (Hands) In Swastikasan Gomukhasan (Hands) in swastikas an
Thoracic Breathing Adhomukhshwanasan with chair (Parallel to ground) Adhomukhswanasan with chair (parallel to ground)
Pranayam - Ujjayi,Bhramari, Anulom -Vilom Vajrasan Vajrasan
Gayatri Mantra Dandasan (with toes, ankle & knee movement) Dandasan (with toes, ankle & knee movements)
Omkar Padangusthasan (Resting) Veerbhadrasan with chair
- Shavasan Side bend trikonasan with chair.
- Thoracic Breathing Upavishtakonasan – Prasartpad
- Pranayam – Ujjayi,Bhramari, Anulome – Vilom. -