Wide-Legged Seated Forward FoldThis pose can boost your fertility as well as promote good health during pregnancy.
- stretches hamstrings, calves and groins
- strengthens spine
- increases blood flow to the pelvis
- massages reproductive organs
- stimulates digestion and metabolism
- relieves anxiety and fatigue.
- Sit on a mat, add a soft blanket on top if necessary during pregnancy for extra comfort.
- Open your legs as wide as you can without straining your muscles. Make sure your pelvis is in the centre.
- Elongate your spine by sitting upright.
- Inhale and raise your arms from your sides to reach the ceiling above your head. Exhale.
- You may stay in this position if you feel a substantial stretch in your legs. Keep breathing steady.
- Draw in your lower abdomen and tense your muscles around your vagina and anus.
- On exhalation. Walk your hands out in front of you.
- Keep breathing and tense your muscles for as long as you can. Relax muscles and tense again.
- Stop reaching forward when you feel a substantial stretch. Elongate your spine instead of trying to force yourself to reach further.
- DO NOT press your growing tummy onto the floor during pregnancy.
- Maintain breathing steadily and hold for as long as you feel comfortable with.
- Tense your muscles again and slowly walk back with your hands in order to exit this pose.
- Slowly bend your knees and bring your legs together.