Kristin McGee’s Favorite Yoga Poses for Pregnancy
Yoga Move 3: Boat pose. Boat is a great pose to keep the pelvic floor muscles and transverse (deepest layer of abdominals) strong. Strong abdominals will support the spine and back during pregnancy and lead to a faster delivery and recovery.
To do: Start seated with your knees bent, feet flat on the mat. Lean your upper torso back as you lift your legs out in front of you. Extend your legs straight if you can stay lifted out of your lower back. Engage your pelvic floor muscles and feel your lower abdominals lifting up and toward the spine. Hold 5 breaths. Repeat 2 more times.
If you need support for boat pose, keep your knees bent and hold your hands under your thighs as you lean back.