Top yoga postures for pregnant women.
Pregnancy is a very beautiful phase in every woman’s life. But, a lot of challenges come along with this phase. Woman’s today has to undergo so many physical changes like shifting of centre of gravity that causes lower back pain. Hence it becomes important to stay active and face all sorts of challenges. And for this practicing yoga is the only best way to stay fit and energized during pregnancy.
Yoga is helpful if you practice it with correct postures. Yoga postures for pregnant women are different from other postures. Let’s dig deeper to know which postures are beneficial for expecting mothers.
Now onto to some different postures:
Palm tree: This pose stretches and strengthens the torso. Stand upright, raise your arms overhead and interlock your fingers. Now, slowly stretch and gently to the right and then the left, imitating the swaying movement of a palm tree.
Modified triangle pose: Position your body in such a way that it forms three triangles. This pose regulates the digestive system and massages internal organs like the liver. Stand with your feet wide apart and arms stretched at shoulder level parallel to the floor. Stretch your left-hand overhead and bend down to the right side and touch your knee. Look up at your left hand. Return to starting position and switch sides.
Seated twist: This pose stretches the spine, improves digestion and relieves constipation. Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend your right knee and take the right foot above the left knee. Bring the left arm and elbow over the right knee. Keep your right hand behind you on the floor for support. Now twist your torso to the right and turn your head back. Return to starting position and switch sides.
Cat-camel pose: Arch your spine like a cat and then lift it up like the hump of a camel. This releases spinal stress. Get down on all your fours on the mat. Place your hands directly below your shoulders. Now lift your tailbone up towards the ceiling so that your lower back is concave. Now round your back like the hump of a camel and roll your head towards your chest. Movements should be fluid.
Butterfly pose: This pose increases the mobility of the hip joints and stretches the inner thigh. Sit with your legs outspread on the mat. Bend your knees and bring your feet in as close as possible, towards you. Bring the soles of your feet together. Keep your spine straight and gently move your legs down and up, like the movement of a butterfly as it flaps its wings.
Yoga can be practiced anywhere but you make sure it is a calm and quiet environment with adequate ventilation and if you feel any pain or nausea, stop and contact your doctor. Many of these positions are great, reliable methods to cope with pain and discomforts during labor.