Pose - #5
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!!
BENEFITS OF THE POSE:
This pose strengthens the inner thighs and hips as the bent leg
draws back away from you. Opening the pelvic region and so assisting
in the birthing process. This pose also stretches and strengthens
the spine, ironing out any spinal aches and pains. As you stand on
one leg in this pose, so it teaches you balance at a time when you
could do with this practice! Also, as your mind concentrates on not
falling over, so it teaches you to focus the mind on a single
objective - so important for your upcoming labor and delivery.
TIPS WHILE IN THE POSE:
your feet hip width apart (in Mountain Pose/Tadasana). Shift your
weight more on to your left foot and, finding a fixed gazing point
in front of you, lift your right foot and bring to the inside of
your left thigh. Bring your hands into Prayer Position/Namaste ansd,
if well balanced, slowly begin to stretch your arms overhead and
outwards - like branches reaching skyward. If maintaining balance,
try taking your bent leg knee and drawing it backwards to further
open the inner thigh, hip and whole pelvis. Release the right leg,
shake out your arms and legs, and repeat other side.
NB: If you have trouble balancing (highly likely as your pregnancy
progresses), feel free to simply bring your bent leg lower down the
straight leg - either to the calf or heel, but avoiding the knee.
Alternatively, stand sideways to a wall and bring and bring one hand
to the wall for balance - as you feel more confident you can start
to take your hand away from the wall and come into the classic pose.
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:
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