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Yoga poses for women during pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy is essential. The following pregnancy yoga poses zero in on the challenges that expecting mothers face – a shifted center of gravity and lower back pain. Let’s have a look at following poses.

 

NOTE:

All theses poses should be practiced only after your doctor’s consultation. High risk pregnancy patients may be restricted with some of these yoga poses.

Marjariasana
(Cat Stretch)

Marjariasana | Yoga in Pregnancy

Stretches the neck and shoulders, alleviating stiffness. Keeps the spine flexible.

This is useful because the back has to support more weight as the pregnancy advances. Tones the abdominal region.

Improves blood circulation, ensuring that the reproductive organs are well nourished.

Konasana-II
(Standing Sideways Using Both Arms)

Konasana-II | Yoga in Pregnancy

It stretches and tones the arms, legs and abdominal organs.

It also Stretches and exercises the spine.

Veerbhadrasana (Warrior Pose)

Veerbhadrasana | Yoga in Pregnancy

It improves balance in the body.

It also tones the arms, legs and lower back.

Helpful in increasing stamina.

Trikonasana
(Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana | Yoga in Pregnancy

It maintains physical and mental balance. Especially useful for pregnant women since their center of gravity shifts.

Stretches and opens the hips which can be a big help during delivery.

Reduces back pain and stress.

Badhakonasana (Butterfly Pose)

Badhakonasana | Yoga in Pregnancy

It improves flexibility in the hip and groin region.

Stretches the thighs and knees, relieving the pain.

Alleviates fatigue.

Helps facilitate smooth delivery when practiced until late pregnancy.

Viparita Karani
(Legs up the Wall Pose)

Viparita Karani | Yoga in Pregnancy

Relieves backache.

Improves the flow of blood to the pelvic region.

Eases swollen ankles and varicose veins – a common symptom of pregnancy.

Yoga Nidra
(Yogic sleep)

Yoga Nidra | Yoga in Pregnancy

It improves flexibility in the hip and groin region.

Stretches the thighs and knees, relieving the pain.

Alleviates fatigue.

Helps facilitate smooth delivery when practiced until late pregnancy.

Shavasana
(Corpse Pose)

Shavasana | Yoga in Pregnancy

Relaxes the body and repairs cells.

This helps self-healing which is vital, as pregnant women should avoid taking pills.

It relieves stress

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