The Benefits of Yoga During and After Pregnancy

8 Simple Yoga Movements

To inspire you, we asked Jyothi Larson and a yoga instructor who teaches at studios around New York City to design a new workout for you. Try it out -- you'll feel rejuvenated and refreshed after every session. Here are the eight simple yoga movements recommended for you:

Pose #1: Neck Roll

What it does: Warms up and stretches the neck

What to do: Sit up tall in a cross-legged position. Inhale. As you exhale, slowly tilt your head to the right until you feel a stretch in your neck. Take three deep breaths while holding the stretch. Then bring your head back to the starting position and do the same on the opposite side. Repeat three times on each side.

Pose #2: Shoulder Roll

What it does: Opens up the chest and back

What to do: Hold your arms out to your sides and place your fingers on your shoulders. Inhale. Bring your elbows forward, then lift them toward the ceiling. Exhale and return to the starting position. Do the same exercise in the opposite direction. Repeat three times.

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