Pose - #1
Since everyone raves about the benefits of yoga,,
LAPregnancy has decided to periodically post beneficial yoga poses
that "Bellies" can do which will include the following poses:
specific for different trimesters, specific for pregnancy related
ailments, postnatal, breathing, fertility, and also general poses.
So visit us often!!
THE POSE: SQUATS
Stand with your feet 2 – 2 1/2 feet apart with your torso
pointing slightly outwards.
Bring your palms together at your heart in prayer position, and on
an exhale slowly begin to bend your knees coming into a squat
Gently push your elbows into your knees for more of an inner thigh
stretch as well as to help lift your toes up rather than just
collapsing in on yourself.
an inhale gently come back up to standing and repeat.
Begin with 10 sets, work up towards 30, and expect to waddle even
Squats help to strengthen the hips, legs and back in preparation for
labor. These are especially useful if you are hoping to deliver
naturally, in which case this is one of the best positions to birth
in, allowing the pelvis to further open and gravity to lend a
A word of CAUTION: As with any form of exercise, it is best to
first consult with a doctor, especially if you have knee or back
This Yoga information
has been provided by Claire Turner, a yoga teacher who teaches at
Wondernation (6pm Mondays) & Planet Yoga (7:30pm Mondays) and is
available for private yoga sessions at your house (on L.A.'s westside) or at the beach in Marina del Rey.
Call or email Claire for a free consultation and mention
LAPregnancy to receive a discounted rate. 310-439-1649/Cell: