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Prenatal Yoga Workout

10 natural and low-impact yoga poses to help mothers prepare for labor and stay fit during pregnancy.
Healthy Sitting Position on Floor Healthy Sitting on the Floor

The following three poses are recommended ways to sit so that you can reduce lower back strain, discomfort, and pressure. Seated on the floor: To help keep the spine straight in any seated position, sit with your entire back -- from shoulders to tailbone -- resting against a wall for support. You may also wish to sit on a firm cushion or folded blanket to help keep the spine straight. Excerpted with permission from The Prenatal Yoga Deck: 50 Poses and Meditations (Chronicle Books), by Olivia Miller, with Diane Philos Jensen. Medical Consultant: Dr. Maryanne Clasby Bombaugh, OB-GYN.