Meghan Markle and her rumored healthy pregnancy habits are ALL over the place lately and while I’m totally stabbing in the dark, I thought this could be a fun and helpful list for those of you who are expecting and looking for prenatal yoga inspiration 🙂
These prenatal yoga poses are fantastic whether you’re having a good day or a day where you feel awful. You can modify them easily and are safe for any trimester.
1. Modified Child’s Pose.
Child’s pose is safe for any stage of pregnancy, but if you’re already showing OR it just doesn’t feel good to be completely face down, you can keep yourself propped up on your forearms. It’s a gentle way to strengthen your back while still relaxing. 2. Cat Pose.
Hanging out for a few breaths in Cat Pose feels so glorious on the lower back and around the shoulder blades. So take your time here, breathe deeply, and know you can do this through every stage of your pregnancy as long as you’re comfortable.
3. Cow Pose.
Moving between Cat & Cow is a great pregnancy safe option for strengthening the core & pelvic floor. Not to mention is feels absolutely glorious and you can do it anytime you like!
4. Kneeling Lunge with Blocks.
When your hips feel achy and you want to stretch out without doing anything too intense, do this kneeling lunge variation with blocks under your hands for extra support. It allows you to keep your chest lifted so your posture is intact. Any extra support when you don’t feel your best is always appreciated!
5. Lizard Pose with Blocks.
I love this one. It’s great for adding a little strength without requiring too much. Plus, you can always drop your back knee if it feels like too much effort. But keep this in your back pocket for days when you want a stronger option without having to work super hard.
6. Pigeon Pose.
Is there any better go-to than Pigeon?! I think not! 😉 Pigeon is another pose that’s friendly for all stages of your pregnancy. And if you need extra support, you can proper yourself up on a bolster or some pillows. You can also slide a block or pillow under your front hip if you don’t want the stretch to be too intense. Be mindful of your hyper-flexibility during this time! You’ll be much more mobile than usual, and it’s important not to overdo it.
7. Supported Squat.
Honestly, pregnant or not, this is a really nice feel-good option! It’s a great release for the lower back and, as usual, a feel good hip opener that’s also great for strengthening the pelvic floor.
Over to you! Let me know if you try any of these! Quite honestly, whether you’re pregnant or not, they’ll feel great!