WCD Minister celebrates Yoga day with pregnant women
Practising Yoga during pregnancy gives the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems, said Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development, who attended a yoga session with pregnant women in National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development(NIPCCD), New Delhi.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development celebrated 4th International Day of Yoga through various activities. During the session, Gandhi interacted with the expecting mothers who shared their experiences of practising prenatal yoga.
The Minister performed asanas along with the pregnant women under the guidance of yoga trainer so as to encourage the practice of prenatal yoga. She emphasised the importance of yoga for pregnant women. However, the prenatal yoga must be practised only under qualified instructors, the Minister stressed.
She further added that making Yoga an integral part of life has holistic benefits and it can help especially pregnant mothers by giving the ability to stay calm and eases most physical problems during the nine months.
After participating in the prenatal yoga session, the Minister also said that regularly practising prenatal yoga can help in preparing the women's body for normal delivery. She shared her own daily yoga routine and urged people to perform yoga for staying healthy and happy adding how Pranayama has been found to have exceptional benefits during pregnancy
Besides Gandhi, other officials of the Ministry, led by Secretary Rakesh Srivastava also enthusiastically participated in the yoga session.