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Pregnancy Yoga - 4 At Work Poses to Increase Your Energy

Sep 11, 2008
Even if you only start off with a few minutes squeezed in here and there, pregnancy yoga can be a great way to stay flexible and get ready for labor. It can also be a great way to increase your energy levels. You don't have to set aside a whole hour for yoga. In fact, you can do it on the go, at your desk, or even in the car! Try a few of these quick energy boosting postures and see how you feel.

The more you incorporate yoga in your day to day life the easier it will be to start a pregnancy yoga routine, which may also include a nice hour of yoga stretches and postures.

There are certain postures you will want to stay away from in later pregnancy, just do not push yourself past a comfortable position. If you are taking yoga with a certified instructor you can also ask them how to modify poses to fit your pregnancy needs.

Practicing yoga in the middle of day some people think is the break that they need to face the afternoon. This is usually the time of day many people experience low energy. For pregnant women it's often the time they wish they could take a nap. If you simply can't take an afternoon nap, try some of these poses and see if your energy is renewed.

Kick Back Log-on Pose

This one is great for in front of your computer. While sitting in a chair simply interlace your fingers behind your head. Relax your elbows and shoulders. Smile, breathe and stretch your elbows back. Let the tightness release slowly.

E-mail Meditation

While reading your e-mail, remember to breathe slowly and focus your attention on your breath. Make the out-breath two times longer than the in-breath. This will immediately calm you.

Photocopier Stretch

Place your hands on the edge of the copier. Stand back with feet apart. Drop your head and chest. Breathe and relax your shoulders. This will stretch you out and the breath will bring you more energy. Any pose that brings your head down will give you more blood flow and more oxygen to your head, increasing awareness and energy.

Close-the-deal Warrior Pose

Raise your arms to the side with fingers pointed. Take a big step to the side, with your right foot out and knee bent, your left foot planted, left leg straight. Keep the upper body straight and strong, shoulders relaxed. Relax into the stretch -- don't hold your breath. Return to a standing position, switch sides and repeat.
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Pregnancy Yoga can help improve you energy and stamina to make it through a long work day. Learn more about the benefits of pregnancy yoga.
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