Prenatal Yoga Part 2 | PTPA | Parent Tested Parent Approved

Prenatal Yoga Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1 and is a 3-Part post…..

  Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana) With your sit bones grounded into the earth and spine and neck lengthened, chest open, open your legs to a comfortable position as you feel a light stretching and opening of the inner thights. You may wish to place your hands behind your body or in front to assist in supporting the spine and maintaining its length. If this feels comfortable begin to forward fold from the hips, leading with your heart first. Only forward fold as far as you feel comfortable. Respect your body and the wishes of your baby.

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Image: Yoga Journal

Downward Facing (Adho Mukha Svanasana) From a table top position curl your toes under so they come in contact with the earth and lift your hips up and back. As your lovely baby belly continues to grow you will find you have the need to widen your stance by walking your feet out to the sides of your mat as your hips become more open. Press your heels towards the earth, lengthen through the back of your legs, lengthen through your spine, lengthen your arms and spread your fingers with hands firmly planted into the earth.
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Image: Yoga Journal

Garland (Malasana) Come into a squatting position, placing your hands on the floor to support yourself should you wish to. Open up your inner thighs, with your feet and knees facing out on a diagnol. If you are comfortable with your hands off the floor you may press your elbows into your inner thighs and place the palms of your hands together.
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Image: Yoga Journal

Stay tuned for segment 3, the last segment, of this Prenatal series!

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