Pose - #3
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!!
this pose good for and what are its benefits?
Half-Dog Pose is a modification of the classic asana
Downward Facing Dog, and is great to do throughout pregnancy. It
keeps the body supple and strong as it stretches the arms and legs
and most importantly creates natural traction for the spine). This
is a particularly good modification if you have wrist issues such as
carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that affects many pregnant and
post partum women).
Stand to face a wall (about a foot away) and bring
your palms flat to the wall so your wrists and elbows are in a
straight line. Walk your feet back until your torso and legs are at
90 degrees. Push your palms into the wall, keeping your arms
straight and stretch your buttocks and quadricep muscles back. (It
should feel as if someone is playing tug of war with you – your arms
and thighs being pulled in opposite directions).
Tips while in the pose:
Keep your hips directly over your feet;
2. Try to keep your back and arms as straight as possible;
3. Continue to strongly work the legs by contracting the
4. For more of a broadening stretch across your sacrum, pigeon
toe your feet slightly.
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: