5 Yoga Moves That Strengthen Your Body for Birth
The modified moves taught in prenatal yoga are both safe and beneficial to expectant moms.
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[A]. Inhale and sweep your arms out and overhead, bending back slightly.
[B]. Exhale and stand upright, returning your hands to your heart center [A].
Repeat for 10 full breaths.
How Yoga Prepares You For Labor
Prenatal yoga addresses the physical challenges inherent to pregnancy, such as a shifted center of gravity and lower back pain. These moves will help alleviate aches and build strength in your legs, back and abdominals to prepare you for giving birth. Yoga also can ease labor and delivery, with moves that relax the hip muscles and use gravity to your advantage.