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Prenatal yoga is a great exercise option during pregnancy. Yoga tones your muscles as it improves circulation, helps with balance, and encourages deep breathing. These will all come in handy during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. Even during motherhood! In this video you will learn how to do the modified warrior pose during pregnancy.
The modified warrior pose is considered safe during the second trimester of pregnancy. As with any exercise, listen to your body and stop if any posture causes discomfort. Always seek the advice of your doctor regarding your individual physical readiness before starting any fitness program.
Learn more about the benefits of prenatal yoga and some important safety precautions.
For the modified warrior pose, place your feet a comfortable stride apart.
Breathe in, turn your right foot outward at about 90 degrees, and slowly turn your upper body to the right.
Exhale, and bend your right leg. Breathe in. Slowly lift both arms above your head, keeping them straight. Keep your left leg straight and extended with your left foot firmly on the floor. Hold this position for a breath or two.
Breathe out, and place your hands on your right thigh for support. Turn your left foot. Exhale as you slowly lower yourself onto your left knee. Hold this position for about 20 seconds, breathing normally.
Breathe in, and gradually push through your bent leg to come back to an upright position. Rotate your body to face forward.
Repeat on the other side.
Breathe in. Turn your left foot, and turn your body to the left.
Breathe out, bending your left leg. Breathe in, and slowly lift both arms. Hold this position. Keep your right leg straight.
Breathe out, and place your hands on your left thigh. Turn your right foot.
Exhale as you slowly lower yourself on to your right knee. Hold this position, breathing normally.
Breathe in. Lift your body. Rotate your body to face forward.
Come back to the standing position.