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Which yoga poses are suitable for pregnancy?
The following yoga poses benefit pregnant women by easing indigestion, stress, back pain, and other pregnancy symptoms: • Bound Angle Pose: Also known as Baddha Konasana, this yoga pose works wonders when it comes to opening your hips and counteracting cardio- and chair-crunched hips. • Easy Pose: Despite its name, the Sukhasana or easy yoga pose can be rather challenging, especially if you’re used to sitting on chairs most of the time. • Extended Triangle Pose: The Utthita Konasana or extended triangle pose is one of the most basic standing poses that finds use in various styles of yoga. • Lotus Pose: The Padmasana or lotus pose might be a bit difficult to perform for beginners, but if you practice consistently and maintain open hips, you can benefit a lot from this exercise during pregnancy. • Head-to-Knee Forward Bend: Janu Sirsasana or head-to-knee forward bend is a great exercise for all levels of yoga students and it is recommended for its spinal twist. • Warrior II Pose: Virabhadrasana II is named after an incarnation of Shiva who was a fierce warrior. This version improves the stamina of the practitioner. Pregnancy can be a difficult time for many women. But doing the correct yoga poses can help them get through the next nine months smoothly.
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