YogaBellies for Pregnancy Yoga Postures 101: Cat Curls (Bidalasana)

Bidalasana helps relieve lower back pain and helps to release the length of the spine, a common problem during pregnancy. Get down on your hands and knees, with hands placed directly under shoulders and knees under the hips. Inhale and lift your heart, stretch back through your tail and concave your spine. Exhale and roll your spine, lowering the head, pressing through the hands back to straight back. Cat Curls in pregnancy differ from your normal cat curl as we don’t curl the abdomen towards the floor; after curling up, we simply return to flat back or table top. Repeat, following your breath – Inhale as your curl the spine up and exhale back to flat back.

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