Almost every woman dreams of being a mother. However, going through pregnancy can be very challenging and taxing for mothers, especially for first-time moms. Throughout their pregnancy, they may experience some cramps and body aches, especially in the back area.
To help keep their body loose and help relieve the aches and pains that come with carrying a baby, here are some of the best yoga poses for pregnant moms:
Reclined Bound Angle Pose
Also called Supta Baddha Konasana, the yoga poses Reclined Bound Angle Pose helps to increase the blood circulation in the lower abdomen area. Moreover, this yoga pose also stretches the groin area, increases the external rotation of the hips, and is perfect for calming the mind.
During pregnancy, you can modify this posture by putting some pillows under your back and head in order to create an incline – It is very important that your back is flat on the ground. You should also place a yoga block between your feet so as to broaden the pelvis.
After that, you should sit on the floor and gradually use your arms in order to lay back on the pillows as you open your legs and knees, placing the soles of your feet together with a yoga block in between them. Then, breathe in deeply while you slowly open your hips and relax.
Child’s Pose also referred to as Balasana, is considered to be the best yoga position for pregnant moms. This yoga pose is pretty basic. In fact, almost every person who is familiar with yoga knows how to do this pose.
This yoga pose is said to fight off nausea, alleviate anxiety, as well as calm the mind. For pregnant moms, they can modify the pose by placing a pillow under their torso so as to support it. Start by sitting in a kneeling position with your knees together. Then, gradually open your knees, allowing your belly to drop down between them as you slowly walk yourself down in front of you. After you’ve done that, embrace your knees while your head is turned to the side.
This position allows you to support your head and chest while you open your hips. Letting your belly down also helps to relieve you of your lower back pain or discomfort.
The Cat/Cow Pose is arguably one of the most popular yoga poses. It is also called Marjaryasana Bitilasana and is quite perfect for expecting moms since it takes away the weight of your growing belly away from your lower back. Not only does it relieve back pain, but it also opens up your chest for improved breathing ability.
In order to do this pose, you would need to get down with your hands and knees on the floor, keeping them apart at body width. Remember to keep your entire body perpendicular throughout the pose. Do the Cow Pose by slowly looking up and making an arch with your back so that your belly would drop down while your upper torso shifts upward toward the ceiling. Breathe slowly and gradually turn into the Cat Pose, which means your back should be arched away from the ceiling. Slowly move back and forth into the Cow and Cat Pose a couple of times.