Aim: complete relaxation; hip opening; pelvic floor isolation; helps relieve backache; improves circulation
Concerns: knee pain (use blanket under knees); ankles (roll up mat to support ankle or use rolled up blanket); space for baby (use variation with elevated head or puppy pose)
Caution: You should be able to completely relax in this pose; if any part of your body feels tension, use additional props to support yourself.
Prenatal modification 1: Wide-Legged
Prenatal modification 2: Elevated Head (arms or block)
Prenatal modification 3: Supported (need bolster/pillow and blanket/block)
Prenatal modification 4: Puppy Pose