Pregnancy brings a lot of physical changes to your body no matter what stage of your pregnancy you are at. With the help of yoga, you can ease the prenatal discomfort and it can help keep you calm during this time. You will probably have experienced some lower back pain or groin pain and yoga can really help you with this. It can also help you during labour. Here are three poses you can try at home whilst pregnant.
The yoga squat can really help you during labour and pregnancy. When you get into a squat position you widen the pelvis and open it up, which helps you feel calm. Place your feet a little wider than your hips and come to a sitting position on some cushions or you can try leaning against a wall. Put them as high or low as you can go and hold the pose for five to eight breaths. Inhale and exhale deeply.
The Cat Cow position helps to relieve back pain and it keeps your spine flexible throughout your pregnancy. Go down on a mat on your hands and knees and move the pelvis forwards and backwards whilst arching and rounding the back. The wrists are under your shoulders and your knees are under your hips. Do this move for about 30 seconds.
Stand straight and start with your arms down the side of your body and as you inhale reaching them out and up and over your head. Exhale lower them back down towards the side of your body. The inhale should be four counts on the way up and exhale four counts on the way down. Try to do this six to eight times, especially if you sit at a desk all day. It will help your posture and the breathing will help to relieve any stress.