Pregnancy yoga: stretching

Pregnancy yoga: stretching
June 30, 2017 Sophie Wishart

New to yoga but want to include it in your healthy pregnancy? Try these simple pregnancy yoga poses that focus on stretching and breathing techniques

Deep breathing combined with stretching exercises increases your energy flow and improves your blood circulation! Start by sitting cross legged on your mat or in the basic kneeling position with your spine straight and weight centred.

Pregnancy yoga poses stretching shoulders

Keep your shoulders down and chest open. Interlace your fingers and put your hands under your chin, lifting your elbows high, inhale deeply.
Drop your chin to your chest, exhale and straighten your arms out in front of your, fingers still interlaced.
Now inhale again as you lift your arms up behind your ears, palms to the ceiling. Exhale as you let your arms drop to your sides.
Repeat, holding the upward stretch as long as feels comfortable.
You may prefer to do this stretch standing with your spine straight and feet together.

FittaMamma tip: Pregnancy yoga classes are a real benefit if you can find a suitable class but including a few simple pregnancy yoga poses in your daily life will help you to relax and prepare for the birth of your baby. Follow these pregnancy yoga videos if you can’t get to a dedicated class!

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