This sequence is designed to help baby move into the most favorable position for birth (i.e. head down, with baby facing your back), which may help facilitate a shorter and easier delivery. By being in the most physiological position, baby has the lowest chance of obstacles affecting their passage through the birth canal. This sequence aims to release tension in the body, giving baby more space, and uses gravity to guide baby into the optimal position.
Scroll down below the image to learn more about why optimal fetal positioning is important and find detailed instructions for the yoga practice depicted below.