Yoga for Pregnancy!!

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Experts approved yoga asanas that’ll soothe your body, strengthen your stomach muscles and prep you for labor day.






  • Lie on your side with one arm straight under your head, and the other flexed on the ground for support.
  • Raise the top leg.
  • Do 5 reps on each side.

Good for: Activating muscles on the side of the bump and helping to burn any surplus fat
 

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  • On all fours, inhale and drop your tummy to the floor, raise your head and look up.
  • Exhale and round spine towards ceiling, looking towards your stomach.
  • Do 5 reps.

Good for: Helping circulation in your spine and pelvis
 

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  • Sit on mat and cross legs. Push down on knees with both hands.
  • Do 6-8 reps.

Good for: Relaxing your pelvic floor
 

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  • Lie on a mat facing up and, flexing your legs, lift your pelvis to create a space between your lumbar and the floor.
  • Slowly come back down.
  • Do 10 reps.

Good for: strengthening back, leg and pelvic muscles to help reduce labour pains
 

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  • Sit on a mat with feet under your bum.
  • Breathe in deeply, lower chest and arms onto the floor (widen knees to allow for your tummy).
  • Stretch until arms are straight and hands reach the floor.
  • Do 5 reps.

Good for: Increasing spinal elasticity
 

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  • Sitting, place knees together.
  • Separate legs and use hands to try to bring them together.
  • Try to open your legs with your hands. Hold for 4 seconds.
  • Do 4 reps.
 

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  • Stand up, tilt your pelvis forward and back, following with your hands.
  • Do 10 reps.

Good for: Improving pelvic elasticity

Wise words: “Avoid deep twisting or anything that’ll put a lot of strain on the abdominal muscles, like straight-leg lifting or lowering. Your abs are being over-stretched as it is.” - Nicole Walsh, yoga teacher trainer.
 

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Hi Karthi,

Really useful thread for pregnant women, thanks much.
 

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Thanks Karthi, for the tips along with illustrations.
 

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