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5 Yoga Moves That Strengthen Your Body for Birth

The modified moves taught in prenatal yoga are both safe and beneficial to expectant moms.

Stand with your feet wider than hips, with a stack of pillows on the floor behind you. Bend your knees to lower your hips into a deep squat, sitting on the pillows, palms together at your heart center.

Breathe: Close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose as you relax your pelvic floor (the muscles surrounding the vagina). Hold for 10 full breaths, then go onto hands and knees for the next move. This move is a great preparation for birth.

Note: This pose is not recommended if you are experiencing any signs of premature labor.

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By Teri Hanson & Jennifer Barrett
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