Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

  • Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and spine.
  • Stretches the groins, hamstrings and calves, shoulders, chest, and spine.
  • Improves coordination and sense of balance.
  • Helps relieve stress.
  • Improves digestion.

Reverse Warrior Pose ( Viparita Virabhadrasana)

  • Reverse Warrior strengthens and stretches the legs, groins, hips, and the sides of the torso and waist.
  • It improves flexibility in the spine, inner thighs, ankles, and chest.
  • It also builds strength in the thighs, shoulders, and arms.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

  • Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals.
  • Decreases stiffness of the lower back.
  • Strengthens the arms and shoulders.
  • Increases flexibility.
  • Improves menstrual irregularities.
  • Elevates mood.
  • Firms and tones the buttocks.
  • Invigorates the heart.

Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

  • Opens the hip joint
  •  Lengthens the hip flexor
  • Stretches the thighs, gluteals and piriformis muscles
  • Extends the groin and psoas

Half Wheel Pose ( Ardha Chakrasana )

  • Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.
  • It tones the organs in the abdomen including the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.
  • It opens the chest and strengthens the arms and shoulder muscles.

Tree Pose (Vriksasana)

  • Strengthens buttocks, thighs, calves and ankles, spine.
  • Stretches groin and inner thigh, chest and shoulders.
  • Improves balance.
  • Relieves sciatica.
  • Calms and relieves stress.

Crow Pose ( Bakasana )

  • Tones the abdominal wall.
  • Strengthens abdominal organs to aide in lower back pain and indigestion.
  • Strengthens arms.
  • Stretches and strengthens the back.
  • Stretches and strengthens inner thighs.
  • Opens the groin.
  • Strengthens the wrists! TRUTH! Practice.
  • Builds endurance and focus – mental focus and calm!

Warrior II Pose ( Virabhadraana II )

  • Stretches your hips, groins and shoulders.
  • Opens your chest and lungs.
  • Builds stamina and concentration.
  • Energizes tired limbs.
  • Stimulates your abdominal organs.
  • Helps relieve backaches, especially through your 2nd trimester.
  • Develops balance and stability.
  • Improves circulation and respiration.