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Poses with Perks: What Prenatal Yoga Can Do for You

6 yoga poses that’ll ease your aches and make for an easier labor

Warrior 2 strengthens the muscles that support your joints at the hips. This is particularly important during pregnancy, since relaxin—a pregnancy hormone that relaxes your connective tissue—makes your joints less stable. Plus, the powerful nature of the pose will encourage feelings of strength and confidence—two things every new mom could use more of.

Tip: Position your front leg so that your knee, second toe, and hip are in a line, which reduces pressure on your front knee.

Related:   10 Ways to Be a More Confident Mom

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Author Bio: 

Carolina Goldberg, Yoga Works instructor who has been practicing for 17 years
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