Yoga Poses to help in the 3rd Trimester (Braidyn Birth Photograher Sheridan WY, ft. Amanda Hansen)

Here's some helpful reading for all of you expecting mothers on this autumn day!  If you're a yoga fan, or want to start yoga... Here's some helpful poses to get you through your pregnancy!  

I met with a yoga teacher, Amanda Hansen, just outside of Sheridan WY a couple of days ago.  She was kind enough to go over some yoga poses that could help expecting moms!  

Grab your yoga mat and enjoy :)

1. Easy Sitting Posture.

Grounded down to the Earth from your perineum to the crown of your head.  
Practice breathing in and out.

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2.  Bound Ankle Posture

Open hips.  Practice long even paced breaths in and out your nose.  Practice completely relaxing the pelvic floor.  Feet together, supported straight spine.  This is a good time to tune in with your baby.  Practice kegel exercises to promote awareness of the pelvic floor. Use a pillow for comfort measures.

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3. Mountain Posture

Tadasana with hands to a T.  Make sure feet are hips width or more apart.  This is a great posture for labor practice.  Hold your arms out for up to 3 minutes.  Start at one minute and increase the length farther along as pregnancy progresses.  Keep a calm breathing pattern and relax your face.  

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4. Supported or Unsupported Malasana

Squat with feet a little more then hip distance.  Make sure you have a straight spine. Place hands to heart center.  Push your forearm and elbows into your thighs as your tail bone relaxes closer and closer to the earth with each exhale.  

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5.  Side Laying Corspe Posture with Support

Place the pillow between your thighs with head resting on another pillow and relax.

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING BEFORE AND AFTER PREGNANCY IS REST.  iT HELPS KEEP YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM CALM. 

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Thanks Amanda!  I'll have to try these poses!  ;)