Prenatal Yoga: This “Rock the Baby" Yoga Breathing Technique Calms Mom-to-Be & Baby by Nicole DeAvilla
Anytime you need to center yourself, calm your emotions or spend relaxed time with your unborn baby, this is the foundational, go-to breath every pregnant woman should learn. Enjoy this breath and time with your baby whenever you want to feel more peaceful and connected. Here's how:
- Sit upright, tall and relaxed. If you need pillows for support make sure that your spine is as upright as possible, relaxed and comfortable.
- Place your hands on your belly. Be aware that your baby is right there beneath your hands.
- As you inhale feel your belly moving forward as though rocking your baby forward.
- As you exhale feel your belly move back inward as though rocking your baby back toward your center.
- Continue inhaling and exhaling, rocking your baby with the motion of your breath.
- Repeat 12 times or as long as you find it enjoyable.
Here are some more tips for this prenatal yoga breathing technique:
- Even if you feel like your belly can’t go any further forward, relax and it will!
- Too tired to sit upright? You can still practice “Rock the Baby” in any position. You do not have to have your hands on your belly.
- Breathe through your nose unless it is too congested to do so.
The more you practice the more relaxing and centered you will become.
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