The Aqua yoga it is a new method training that concerns women during pregnancy and childbirth. Aqua Yoga in pregnancy
Now it is starting to be implemented in Greece and according to its founder, Françoise Freedman it has spectacular results, psychologically as well physically for the expectant mother.
Aqua Yoga in pregnancy
The aqua yoga it is based on the principles of yoga and its aim is to help the expectant mother and the baby to relax, enjoying together simple movements combined with breath control.
The body in the water works better and more fully, with comfort, without burdening the joints and increasing the temperature.
Basic for the best application of the exercises, is for the pregnant woman to learn to maintain the alignment of the body in the water. Having her body submerged up to the shoulders, she works all parts of it evenly due to the resistance and reduces her weight only to 10%.
Also, the hydrostatic pressure affecting all the organs and especially the cardiovascular benefits from a venous inversion, as a result of which it keeps the heart rates low. So the pregnant woman can follow this program until the day she gives birth, but also after the caesarean period.
Its benefits Aqua Yoga
Aqua Yoga in pregnancy
• We achieve strengthening exercises with minimal intensity
• Strengthening the nervous system
• Improvement of blood circulation in the pelvic area
• Promotes hormone balance
• Increases the use of oxygen in the blood and the heart
• Strengthens muscles, helps improve balance, alignment and flexibility of the spine
• Maintains the elasticity of ligaments and joints
• Promotes bonding between mother and child
• Promotes positive emotions and reduces stress, relaxes and calms
• The water offers a refreshing and comfortable environment for exercise especially in advanced pregnancy
• Works therapeutically for the mother after a difficult delivery and for postpartum depression
• Brings joy and pleasure
• It helps to improve the physical condition of the pregnant woman and to restore her to her original physical condition before pregnancy
Once a week is enough for this type of exercise to benefit from its effects Aqua yoga, banishing daily stress and exercising all muscle groups at the same time.