Yoga during pregnancy? You bet! A regular prenatal yoga practice can give you more energy, help you get and stay in touch with your changing body and prepare you to have an easier delivery. Plus, prenatal yoga can ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as moodiness, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, nausea, indigestion and insomnia.
Sound good? Get started with these poses, right at your desk. Selected from Yoga for Your Pregnancy, a new DVD from Yoga Journal and Lamaze Parents magazines, the following videos will introduce you to several classic poses that have been modified for expectant mothers. To order the whole DVD (which features breathing techniques, guided meditation and birthing-room and postnatal yoga as well), visit YogaforYourPregnancy.com.
This pose is great for opening up the right hip joint. Play the video.
This is a wonderful upper spine arch and heart opener. Play the video.
This is a wonderful balance posture. Play the video.
This pelvic opener is a perfect birth posture. Note: Do not do malasana squat after 35 weeks because it might bring on labor. Play the video.
This pose is a great back-of-body strengthener. Play the video.
These stretches are a gentle opener for the side of your body. Play the video.
This exercise is great for stretching the groin and hamstrings. Play the video.
Pelvic tilts are great for limbering up your lower spine. Play the video.