Post Pregnancy Exercise To Tone Ab Muscles

Half Crunch
  • Back gets deeply affected due to pregnancy
  • Increased curvature of the spine can cause back ache
  • Tones the abdomen muscles
  • Trims up the waist line
Simple techniques
    1. Lie on your back
    2. Your knees should point towards the ceiling
    3. Your feet should be flat on the floor
    4. Place your hands close to your thighs
    5. Take a deep breath 
    6. Exhale slowly
    7. As you exhale tuck in your abdomen muscles and lift your heads and shoulders off the floor
    8. Make sure you do not use your hands to lift yourself up
    9. Try and slide your hands upwards towards your knees
    10. Make sure there is no strain in your neck
    11. If you feel comfortable, hold the position for 4 counts
    12. Slowly return to the starting position
    13. Repeat this 10 times
    As your stamina increases you can start doing up to 4 sets of this exercise everyday.
  • Make sure you don't suffer from diastasis recti
  • Avoid abdominal exercises for 6 weeks in case of caesarean section
  • You may do full-crunches as the next level
  • Do not exercise on an empty stomach

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Sonali Shivlani

Childbirth Educator,

Sonali Shivlani is an internationally certified pregnancy, lactation and child nutrition counselor. She has worked with more than 15,000 couples and has conducted pregnancy and parenting sessions and workshops internationally. She is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program at CAPPA International and trains candidates in the field of prenatal fitness.

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