The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga through various activities. The Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi attended a yoga session with pregnant women in New Delhi. The Minister interacted with the expecting mothers who shared their experiences of practising pre-natal yoga.
The Minister performed Asanas along with the pregnant women under guidance of yoga trainer so as to encourage the practice of pre-natal yoga. She emphasised on the importance of yoga for pregnant women. However, the prenatal yoga must be practised only under qualified instructors, the Minister stressed.
The Minister said that making Yoga an integral part of life has holistic benefits and it can help especially the pregnant mothers by giving the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during the nine months. She also added that Pranayama has been found to have exceptional benefits during pregnancy and it must be incorporated in the daily regime through all the three trimesters as it helps release negative emotions.
Speaking on the occasion after participating in the Prenatal Yoga session on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga, the Minister also said that regularly practising prenatal yoga can help in preparing the women’s body for normal delivery.
The Minister shared her own daily yoga routine and urged people to perform yoga for staying healthy and happy.