I thought I would share one of my pregnancy yoga moves with you. It’s incredibly simple, but very effective. My teacher was saying that it is especially useful after the birth, to open up the chest area and ease tension that builds up around the shoulders – you will end up hunched over a lot of the time during feeding and when holding the baby, and the whole area can then become congested. This is also good to stimulate the lymphatic system in that area.
Oh, and it just feels lovely!
So, take a belt and hold it so your arms are straight and, as you breathe in, lift your arms above your head. Breathing out, take your arms behind you and then repeat the cycle, using the breath to go between each stage. If you find it hard to take your hands behind you, or feel the urge to bend your arms, then simply loosen the hold on the belt. We did this for quite a while in today’s class and I felt a real opening up and a sense of well-being.
(I’ve taken some photos to help)