The Benefits of Yoga During and After Pregnancy

Pose #7: Chest Expansion

What it does: Stretches and strengthens the chest and upper back

What to do: Sit in a cross-legged position, shoulders back, spine elongated. Grasp one part of a strap in each hand and lift your arms over your head. Arms should be wider than your shoulders. With straight arms, bring the strap behind your head until you feel a stretch. Inhale and exhale three times. Repeat as often as you'd like.

Pose #8: Relaxation

What it does: Opens up your hip and groin area and helps relieve backaches

What to do: Take a pillow and lay it down lengthwise behind you. Lower yourself onto it so your head rests at the top. Pregnant women should do this sitting up.

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