If you’re planning on getting pregnant, there are many things you can do to prepare for pregnancy. You can make dietary changes, balance hormones and cut back on toxins. But there are also yoga moves that nourish reproductive organs and help prepare the body for pregnancy. Here are six perfect moves for moms-to-be.
Doula and life coach, Lori Bergman is the founder of Rooted for Life Pregnancy Coaching Program, and these are her yoga recommendations for women who plan to get pregnant.
Legs up on the wall
According to Bergman, this pose provides lots of nourishment to the pelvic region because it increases circulation. Relax for 10 to 20 minutes with your legs up on a wall.
This seated pose helps to relax both the hips and abs. And like Legs up on the wall, it nourishes the pelvic area by boosting circulation there.
The popular pose helps to stretch and strengthen the connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and joints of the groin – an area of the body you want strong when you’re pregnant.
Reclining bound angle pose
This relaxing posture has so much going for it. According to Yoga Journal, it stimulates the ovaries, bladder and kidneys, as well as providing a good stretch to inner thighs and groins.
Open-legged forward bend
Tone the organs of the abdomen with this standing posture. What’s more, it helps to strengthen and stretch the spine and legs.
Seated hip circles
Sit in a cross-legged position and place hands on knees. Then, slowly rotate your torso and hips in one direction, and then the other. This helps to massage the abdominal organs, as well as to open the hips.