Yoga has advantages beyond fitness and total relaxation, as this infographic by PishPoshBaby.com reveals. Pregnant women can benefit from yoga in many ways, too. The useful infographic shows five yoga poses for pregnancy to help a soon-to-be mom and her baby, from minimizing cramps, discomfort, and pain during labor, to improving fluid retention and hastening post-natal recuperation.

The five poses for pregnant women are the Baddha Konasana (Cobbler’s Pose), Balasana (Child’s Pose), the Dog and Cat Stretch, Garudasana Arms (Eagle Pose), and Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose). Each pose is illustrated and shows the steps to accomplish it. The benefits of these five yoga poses include reduced blood pressure, mental fitness, enhanced posture and stability, increased flexibility, and strength and health for both mother and the child she is carrying.

5 Yoga Poses for Pregnancy infographic

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