This is a very straight forward post that you may have guessed by reading the title!
Before we end this challenge with letter Z, I want to emphasize the importance of Yoga, Pranayama (breath control) and Dhyan (meditation) in our daily lives.
Yoga means union - with the chief aim of uniting the human spirit with the Divine.
During the first trimester, I had stopped all physical activity. I have already written a post about how it had a negative impact on my overall physical health and well being.
I made conscious changes and started practicing very simple and less strenuous Yoga routine. I have been doing this continuously in my second and third trimester though there might have been few breaks in between. (But please consult your doctor if you have a high-risk pregnancy)
A. My routine consists of the following five simple asanas -
1. Baddha Konasna
(You can click on this link to know more about how to do these Asanas. I followed the same.)
B. I do Anulom Vilom Pranayam for 10 minutes while sitting in Sukhasana. (I am attaching a YouTube link if you want to know the technique)
C. I meditate for 7-10 minutes and end the session with Shavasana. I prefer to sit in Silence. (You can take the help of meditation apps or other online meditation instructions)
The total routine takes me 30 minutes. It is important that we take out half an hour for our well being. It helps to bring physical ease and a state of bliss.
Do share your yoga routine or daily exercise routine (gymming, walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc). Please share any other suggestions that you may have.
(These AtoZ Challenge posts pertain to my thought process, physical and mental changes, stress levels & mechanisms to cope, perspective, journey and experience as a first-time mother who has yet not delivered her baby.)