This article will cover five of the most common yoga poses pregnant moms can try today. Let’s begin!
This position will have you sitting on the ground, which is great for opening up the pelvic area. Find some pillows, blankets, or other things to provide a little bit of comfort as you do this pose:
- Find a wall and sit against it. Keep your toes pointed up and together.
- Press your knees down and away from each other.
- Hold the position for as long as you feel comfortable.
Gently try to stretch the legs and pelvis in this position. If something starts to hurt, stop immediately.
Side Lying Position
A great resting pose if you’ve had a long day or are feeling stressed. This pose will place you on the ground:
- Find a clear spot on the ground to lie down.
- Gently place yourself on your side. Rest your head on your arm or a pillow.
- Support your legs with a pillow if necessary.
This is a great pose to do some breathing exercises. Rest in this position for as long as you want.
This pose is recommended for the second trimester. It may be a little more strenuous, so take it slow:
- Stand up on a mat or blanket.
- Place one foot forward and raise your hands above your head. Keep your arms straight.
- Stretch yourself forward while reaching towards the ceiling.
Hold the pose so you can feel your muscles stretch. You don’t have to hold it for very long, so release when you are ready.
As a pregnancy develops, it’s important to keep your pelvis and upper legs healthy. A good squat pose can be useful in making your lower half strong while you gain weight:
- Stand on a mat or blanket with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Gently squat down. Hold your arms out in front of your for balance.
- Squat down as much as you can.
Hold the position once you’ve reached your limit and then back off. As your pregnancy progresses, you can support yourself with pillows or soft furniture.
This final position combines a bit of stretching with breath control. Make sure you have a soft surface like a mat or blanket to do this on:
- Place yourself on your hands and knees.
- Gently arch your back forward towards the ground. Breath out as you do.
- Bring your back to the neutral position once more. Breath in.
Repeat this pose a few times while breathing in and out. This should help with stress.
Staying Healthy During Pregnancy Yoga
Pregnancy yoga should do a body good. Make sure to listen to your body as you do any of these poses. If something hurts or doesn’t feel right, stop. All of these positions should feel relaxing and natural.