Yoga can be a great way to move your body and manage stress during pregnancy. Here are three easy yoga poses that are safe for pregnancy:
Cat-Cow Pose: This pose helps to stretch your back and can provide relief from lower back pain, a common pregnancy symptom. To do this pose, start on all fours with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Inhale and round your spine towards the ceiling, tucking your chin towards your chest (cat). Exhale and arch your back, lifting your head and tailbone towards the ceiling (cow). Repeat this flow for several breaths.
Child's Pose: This pose helps to stretch the hips and lower back and can provide a sense of relaxation and calm. To do this pose, start on all fours and then lower your hips back towards your heels, stretching your arms in front of you. You can also walk your hands to the right or left to stretch out different areas of the back.
Downward Dog: This pose helps to stretch the legs, back, and arms and can improve circulation. To do this pose, start on all fours and then lift your hips up and back, straightening your legs as much as possible. Keep your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart. You can also walk your feet closer to your hands to stretch the hamstrings.
Remember to always listen to your body and modify poses if needed to accommodate your changing body during pregnancy.