Pregnancy and yoga Pregnant Woman is the universal symbol for fertility and tranquil bliss. During the nine months after conception, her body is stretched to its capacity to make place for the life she is creating. And in three trimesters, the trauma that her body goes through culminates in the birth of a living, breathing piece of herself........and all the while, she experiences the human threshold for pain. It is in respect for these givers of life that yoga, in its innate understanding of the needs of the new mother, offers a range of techniques and practices that nourish body and mind for mother and child. Why Yoga? Today, prenatal and postnatal yoga is one of the fastest growing practices in the world. This is primarily because yoga provides natural solutions to common problems that are mostly overlooked or diminished with drug use. It is the only system that creates and maintains a harmonic balance between the body and mind, before as well as after childbirth. And it is the only practice that actively aids the childs development even prior to its birth!