Prenatal Yoga Poses : Modified Cobra Pose for Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga Poses : Modified Cobra Pose for Prenatal Yoga


Since you’re obviously unable to lay on your
belly during your pregnancy, there’s a nice modified cobra pose for prenatal yoga. Emily,
I’m going to have you turn sideways. Now, in prenatal yoga, make sure you don’t take
your back bends to your full limit. You want to kind of back it off just a little bit.
This modified cobra allows her to get just a very gentle back bend to stretch out the
back a little bit. First, I’m going to have you bring your hands behind you. Entwine the
fingers. As you pull, literally feel a nice chest expansion. Your shoulder blades slightly
roll together. Perfect. We’re going to be going into this very slow. Inhale, lift up
the chest, the chin gazing upwards. Lift up just a little higher. Press the hips forward
getting a nice slight back bend. It’s a very small movement, but it gets a lot of benefits
here. Holding it just for another breath. Perfect. Take a nice deep inhale. Exhale slowly.
Lower the eyesight, the chin, the chest, release behind your back and release the arms off
to the sides gently.