Pregnancy is characterized with mood swings, sickness, and fatigue. At this time, you need exercises that will help you ease these conditions. One of the best exercises that you can engage in is yoga. Although, yoga is such an integral exercise, not all yoga poses are ideal during this time. Here are a few yoga poses that you should engage in during pregnancy.
Twisted pose (Vakrasna)
This pose has substantial benefits on your legs, hands, neck, and spine.
To absorb this pose you need to sit erect with your feet in front of you. You should then inhale and raise your arms at the shoulder level with your palms facing down. At this position, you should exhale then twist your body from your waist by moving your head and hands at the same time. If you want to twist your body to the right, you should move your head and hands to the right.
The same thing applies to when you want to twist your body to the left. You should keep in the twisted position for some time until you feel tense, after which you should inhale and return to the original position. When twisting your body, you should avoid bending your knees.
Chair pose (Utkatasana)
This pose aids in straightening the thigh and pelvic muscles.
To absorb the pose, you need to stand tall with your feet at least 12 inches apart. You should then inhale for two seconds and raise your arms at your shoulder level while ensuring that your palms are facing down. At this position, you should slowly exhale and sit in a squat position (on your toes).
If you feel uncomfortable standing on your toes, you should stand normally with your feet flat on the ground. With your hands still raised, you should raise yourself up and stand on your toes. You should keep in this position for some time until you feel tense. For maximum benefits, you should repeat this pose for at least five times.
Stick pose (Yastikasana)
This pose corrects body posture, relieves body tension, and stretches the body.
To absorb the pose you need to lie down on your back, straighten your legs, and ensure that your body is in one line. At this position, you should inhale and rest your hands on the floor while you stretch upward.
You should keep in this position for some time and when you feel tense you should return to normal position. For maximum benefits, you should repeat this pose for 3-4 times-of course taking regular breaks.