A pregnant woman faces many physical challenges during pregnancy. Exercising and yoga help to alleviate aches, builds strength in your legs, backs, and abdomens and prepares you for giving birth. Here are 5 yoga positions to ease pregnancy and make you stronger – physically and emotionally:
- Extended Side Angle Pose
The extended side angle pose is very helpful when you’re feeling lethargic during pregnancy. It involves extending the upper arm above the head at an angle that works the whole side body from fingertips to the extended back leg. This yoga position requires strong legs and it helps to open up the hips. It also provides you with a lot of energy.
- Triangle Pose
Pregnancy is a time when women experience their center of gravity shift a little bit. By trying a modified triangle pose, you can regain your sense of balance. This yoga position is good for working the legs, stretching side body, energizing the hips and opening up the shoulders which might start to cave in.
- Sitting Side Stretch
As your pregnancy advances a couple of more weeks and your belly starts getting bigger, it is important to find some space in your torso. The sitting side stretch is a yoga position that will help open your side waist and pelvis and stretch the hips.
- Cat/Cow Pose
Most women complain about back pains at some or the other point of time during their pregnancy. Gently rocking between cat and cow yoga positions can help to warm up the spine and stretch the body. This yoga position also helps to shift the weight of the baby away from the spine, giving you some much-needed relief. In case you have a “back labor” this position can help you. Therefore, knowing about this yoga position and practicing it is very beneficial.
- Child’s pose
A normal day during pregnancy can begin to feel very tedious and like a lot of hard work. It is important to get ample rest when you’re pregnant. The child’s pose helps you take that much needed a short break and lets you regroup. This yoga position focuses on relaxing the face and breathing deeply into the back – two things that are very important during contractions while you’re in labor.
These yoga positions to ease pregnancy can help pregnant women relax and stay active at the same time. Before you decide on taking up yoga lessons during pregnancy, make sure you talk to your doctor at KIMS Cuddles to find out which positions you can try.
*The opinions expressed in this article are not to be substituted for medical advice under any circumstance