Looking for simple pregnancy yoga poses to help enjoy a healthy pregnancy? Try eagle pose to ease tension and increase moblity!
Full eagle pose or ‘Garudasana’ is a standing posture on one leg that improves your balance and stretches your upper back, shoulders and outer thighs as well as strengthening your legs, knees and ankles.
But kneeling and performing the arm posture makes this a simple, safe yoga pose for pregnant women that will create space between your shoulder blades, ease tension in your back and stretch your arms and shoulders.
Keep your spine straight, weight even and breathe comfortably.
Inhale and raise your arms up to shoulder level with palms facing upwards.
Cross your left arm over the right so that the elbows rest on top of each other.
Bend your elbows, wrapping your forearms around each other with palms facing each other. Your fingers should point to the ceiling. If the palms do not touch, keeps one palm resting against the other wrist or forearm.
Remain in the pose for 30 -60 seconds before unwrapping your arms and bringing them gently back so your hands rest on your thighs.
Relax and repeat the other side.
For more prenatal yoga poses to help with flexibility follow these pregnancy yoga videos to get started!