Daily Exercise Tip: Gentle side stretch for pregnancy induced backache (Video)

This exercise will help you strengthen your spine and lower body.

Daily Exercise Tip: Gentle side stretch for pregnancy induced backache (Video)

Published by Anusha Iyengar |Published : January 8, 2016 12:58 AM IST

The side stretch exercise is important during pregnancy since you are going to deal with a lot of back ache and other aches. And it's mandatory that you exercise and stay fit during pregnancy because, naturally, you want to be fit to look after your baby. The side stretch exercise helps you strengthen your spine and lower back. It's an easy exercise that, if you do regularly, will benefit you and relieve you from stress too.

In this video, Pragya Bhatt, a senior yoga coach at HealthifyMe, shows you how to do the side stretch and also tells you how it benefits you during pregnancy. Strengthening your back and lower body during pregnancy is imperative as there is going to be a lot of weight on the lower body and your body must be prepared to handle it. Yoga is also one of the most important techniques that you must practice to stay calm and healthy during pregnancy. Of course, consult your doctor and don't start any exercises or yoga asanas on your own. Here's what you need to do to get started on your weight loss plan post pregnancy.

For a lot of women, some movements are restricted due to medical concerns or physical restrictions. So speak to your doctor and keep exercising. You can try this yoga asana to help you deal with stress and other problems during pregnancy. Share this video with your friends and family and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos.

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