One of the most common pregnancy complaints I hear is back pain. It’s common because it makes sense. When you’re pregnant, you’ve got natural weight gain, hormonal changes, and postural changes, to name a few. All these things can lead to discomfort and aches in your back.

There are some things you can do to help relieve your back:

  • Pay attention to your posture
  • Regularly move your body
  • Visit a specialist as needed
  • One specialist might be a pelvic floor PT who can recommend strengthening and lengthening exercises specific to you

The movements we do in yoga can help you, as well. This is the first of a 4 part series that focuses on back pain during pregnancy. Each practice is about 5 minutes long.

Do modify as you need!

And don’t underestimate the power of 5 minutes!!

Give the practice a try and notice how you feel before and after. Then sprinkle these 5 minute practices into your day. 

And let me know how it goes for you in the comments! I would love to hear from you!