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Heart Space Yoga – Partner Prenatal Yoga Squat

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Practicing yoga during pregnancy is an amazing way to help you prepare for labor, birth and caring for your new baby. *Always consult with your doctor or midwife before beginning any exercise program while pregnant. Squatting is recommended to relax and tone the pelvic floor muscles, improve circulation to the entire pelvic area and bring openness to the hips and pelvis. But, this pose can be difficult for a ‘western body’ – many of us do not have the openness in the hips or the range of motion at the ankle joints to do this pose without strain. That’s why it is great to practice squatting with a partner! By counter balancing and using the support of a partner, we can get into a deep squat without straining the ankle joints and Achilles tendons. It is also less strain...

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