It goes without saying that yoga can help you have a safe and easy delivery as it not only regulates your breathing but also enhances blood circulation. Hence, your expert Dr Pallavi Jain (PT) Physiotherapist, AktivOrtho, shares simple yoga poses every woman should do during pregnancy that can help ease the birth process. Please consult your doctor before practicing any of these asanas.
Baddha konasana: Also known as bound angle pose, this yoga pose aids in easy delivery by opening up the hips and strengthening the thighs. Moreover, it also relieves stress and anxiety, which is common during pregnancy.
Malasana: In addition to maintaining your posture during pregnancy (which goes for a toss when you are pregnant), this pose also keeps your hip joints and pelvis healthy. The pressure you feel on your lower body while performing the asana makes your core stronger.
Vajrasana: The asana improves flexibility of the lower body and also improves blood circulation and strengthens the thigh muscles. Known as the diamond pose, it also aids in digestion, relieves back pain and helps you to stay calm during pregnancy.
Sukhasana: As the name goes by, sukhasana is the best yoga pose for a relaxed mind and body. It eases childbirth by strengthening the back and helps you maintain a good posture, thereby reliving pressure on the pelvic region.
Utkatasana: This asana strengthens the muscles of the lower back, spine, hips and chest, thereby lowering the pressure exerted on the lower abdomen and the pelvic muscles. Commonly known as the chair pose, the asana eases pain during delivery.