Poses-suitable for the first trimester

6 Feb

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Do Not Practice Yoga During Pregnancy Unless Yoga Have a Certified Trainer

Yoga during pregnancy is a great from of exercise, both for you mind and body, and readying for the birth of your baby. The first three months of pregnancy are a time of major changes in your body. Long before any outward manifestation begins to get in the way of doing poses, things feel different on the inside.

Standing Poses

Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

Utthita Parvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Virabhadrasana I-III (Warrior I-III Poses)

Balance Poses (to be performed near the wall)

Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Open seated twists

Parivrtta Janu Sirsanana (Revolved Head-to-the-Knee Pose)

Sukhasana twist

Ardha Maysyendrasana (open twist)

Hip Openers

Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)

Upavistha Konasana (Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend)

Stretches on the Back

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)

Supta Padangusthasana (Reclining Big Toe Pose)

Contraindications

Don‘t encourage circulation away from the uterus

Avoid inversions, as they can cause dizziness, with the exception of the downward facing dog

Avoid intense vinyasa series, and Sun Salutations with jump-backs

Avoid backbends, as this can over-stretch abdominal muscles

Yoga has several exercises or postures that work wonders on a woman’s health and in pregnancy conditions. Varying widely in application and style, these exercises (postures) gently stretch and explore all parts of your body.

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