5 Perfect Yoga Poses For Mom
By Danielle Mika Nagel • May 14th, 2012 • 14702 Views
1. Easy Seated Pose with “Success Breath”
Multi-tasking can easily become overwhelming. Try this simple posture for a few minutes to ground your thoughts and slow your heart rate down.
Sit in a comfortable position, either on the floor or a chair.
Rest your palms on your thighs or place your dominant hand on top of your non-dominant hand.
Close your eyes.
Take a couple of minutes to let go of what has happened prior to this moment and what is going to happen after this moment.
Relax your entire body, including your jaw, neck and shoulders.
Start to take a deeper inhalation through your nostrils as you constrict the throat muscles slightly. This will be an audible breath.
Exhale completely through your nostrils as you constrict your throat muscles again.
Keep your awareness at your breath as you continue to take these long, slow deep breaths through your nostrils.
Keep it gentle, relaxed and maintain the intention of letting go, each time you exhale.
2. Cobra Pose
Carrying your children, groceries, laptop, diaper bag, yoga bag, etc. can start to wear you down. Take a few of these gentle backbends to counteract the heavy lifting and back rounding we do each day.
Start lying down on your belly with your legs extended back, tops of the feet on the mat.
Root through the tops of the feet and legs and spider your fingertips off the mat onto the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone down towards the earth, inhale and slowly start to peel your chest off the floor.
Unclench your buttocks and your teeth and lift your heart.
Roll the shoulders back and down, keeping the shoulder blades hugging in towards one another.
Keep the back of your neck and forehead relaxed.
Exhale and slowly lower back down towards the earth.
Repeat 5 times.
3. Standing Forward Bend
Let gravity support you as you lengthen out the backside of your body. Enjoy the benefits of an inversion with increased circulation and oxygen to the brain.
Stand with your feet about hip-bone distance and somewhat parallel apart.
Lift all your toes and fan them out.
Release your toes back down to the earth with space in between each toe. (make a mental note to yourself to make time to take care of your feet)
Root through all four corners of your feet.
Inhale and reach your arms overhead.
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