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You must have heard how yoga is beneficial for pregnant women. As per a study, yoga eases pregnancy symptoms, creates more space in the pelvis, relieves tension in the birth canal, and relaxes the mind. Regular practice of yoga prepares you psychologically and physically for childbirth.
Ever thought, do all yoga poses offer the same advantages? Also, the body’s requirement changes with different stages of pregnancy. In the second trimester, the centre of gravity starts shifting towards the right, so you should avoid poses that cause unnecessary pressure on the abdomen. So, you should be mindful about what yoga poses you should do and what poses should be avoided.
You should avoid yoga poses that reduce blood circulation to the uterus, stretch muscles too much, and creates undue pressure on the abdomen. Here are yoga poses to avoid in the second trimester: