When it comes to most of the common pregnancy aches and pains, there's not always a ton you can do. Discomfort is part of the package — your muscles and ligaments are supposed to be loosening up and lengthening, and sometimes that hurts. On top of that, painkillers are largely off-limits. And even if you just stop and lie down, sometimes there's no way to get comfortable and relax. But that doesn't mean you're completely out of luck. There are a few particularly amazing yoga poses for pregnancy pains. Taking some time to stretch and stabilize yourself can do great things for your body, and you just might impress yourself with how strong you actually are.
Of course, before you begin a yoga practice, you should always check with your medical provider to make sure it's right for you. And once you get the all-clear, it's a good idea to look for an instructor who is trained in prenatal yoga. Some common positions and poses are off-limits for pregnant people, or need to be modified.
And, as always with yoga, it's important to listen to what your body's telling you — if a pose is too intense or causing you pain, back out of it and go to something safe. Your goal is to take it slow and gentle.