Moderate exercise during pregnancy is beneficial to most women, as it increases wellness and helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Start slowly and increase your exercise regime to three times a week for half an hour each time. You should be able to talk with ease during the exercise.
In case you have any on-going health problems during pregnancy, you should consult your doctor before starting an exercise regime.
Start the Prenatal Yoga Session 1
- 1. Standing Breath Posture
- 2. Hanging Forward Bend
- 3. Single Knee Hug
- 4. Double Knee Hug
- 5. Supine Twist
- 6. Revolved Triangle Posture
- 7. Rishi’s Posture
- 8. Tree Posture
- 9. Dog Posture
- 10. Spinal Twist
- 11. Easy Forward Bend
To Conclude the Yoga Session
Once you have performed this set of yoga asanas, lie down on your back flat on the floor with a pillow under your head and under your lower back or lie sideways with the top leg bent and a pillow under the bent leg for comfort and relax for a few minutes.
- Start the Prenatal Yoga Session 2
- See also: Benefit of Swiss Ball during pregnancy and birth
- Read these precautions before exercising during pregnancy
- Yoga Asana Sequences and Workouts
Marcia has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has specialised in the Hatha and Ashtanga schools of yoga, although has also enjoyed learning other branches such as Iyengar. As well as yoga she practices meditation, and plays a wide range of sports, including badminton, cricket, cycling, and walking.