This is a beautiful short sequence that will safely strengthen the core muscles of the body (pelvic floor, transverse abdominus, obliques, back and glute muscles) without engaging the most superficial layer (rectus abdominus). It is important to maintain and develop tone around the torso of the body to assist in a healthy pregnancy as well as for post-partum recovery.
This sequence is suited to 1st & 2nd trimester (and early 3rd trimester depending on how you are feeling/level of practice). This is NOT recommended for women who are experiencing any complications in their pregnancy. Always check with your doctor or prenatal care provider before beginning any exercise program.
Level: 1st, 2nd trimester & early 3rd trimester
Props: 1-2 blocks and cushions or bolster