Essential Prenatal Yoga Poses
Prenatal Yoga: An Introduction
Prenatal Yoga: Sideways Swing
This simple move can help you improve digestion and tone the muscles along the sides of your abdomen.
The child's pose may help ease morning sickness and allow you to relax and de-stress-so add it to your daily routine from your first trimester on.
Prenatal Yoga: Supported Bound Ankle Pose
Supported Bound Ankle Pose
Use this pose to help alleviate the shortness of breath that can come due to the increase in progesterone levels during first trimester-or the growth of your baby in the third trimester.
Extended Side Angle Pose
This helps strengthen your legs and manage any leg swelling that can happen during the second semester.
Prenatal Yoga: Dog and Cat Poses
Dog and Cat Poses
Performing these moves can help alleviate back pain and manage the hormonal changes that come during the second trimester.
Prenatal Yoga: Extended Triangle Pose
Extended Triangle Pose
Try this move in the second trimester to help build leg strength and improve your balance.
Prenatal Yoga: Seated Ankle-to-Knee Pose
Seated Ankle-to-Knee Pose
This simple move helps alleviate the hip pain that can come in later pregnancy.
Seated Forward Bend
This third trimester bend helps open your pelvis and relieve the lower back pain that comes in the third trimester.
Prenatal Yoga: Warrior 2
Warrior 2 Pose
This leg-strengthening move is important in the third trimester, when it can help you manage your contractions and focus during labor.