Yoga in pregnancy is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. Not only does Yoga help to physically prepare you for labour and delivery, it helps to mentally prepare you as well.
Through Yoga, you learn how to listen to your body and how breathing can affect your body. The physical benefits of Yoga and the ability to control your breathing are sure to make labour and delivery easier.
During your third trimester, the added weight and the general malaise of pregnancy will make it more difficult to exercise. In fact, during your third trimester, it will become more difficult to do most things. Even tying your shoes can be a real effort! So, you’ll probably want to slow down your Yoga routine, but if you have been doing Yoga throughout your pregnancy, keep it up. Just be cautions of the poses you are doing. Avoid poses that will invert your body, compress your belly, or over stretch back muscles.
Naturally, you should always talk to your doctor about exercising while you are pregnant. Once you get the go-ahead, you may consider consulting a prenatal Yoga professional who can help you plan a routine that is safe.