If you’re a new mama, rounded shoulders and back pain are common. You’re likely holding baby a LOT, and if you’re breastfeeding, then you’re also sitting throughout the day (and night) and might not have the best posture – all of this equals slumped or rounded shoulders.
This can cause strain on the neck and upper-mid back, so to counteract rounded shoulders, I usually open and/or close Postnatal Yoga with a restorative chest opening pose.
The great thing about restorative yoga poses is that your body is completely supported by props, so you don’t have to make any effort to receive the benefit of the pose! Sounds great for a tired new mama. The only thing you have to do is set up your blanket correctly, and then release into the pose.
Restorative Spinal Balance
Step 1: Roll up your blanket, fringe facing away from you.
Step 2: Place your tush at the bottom of the blanket.
Step 3: Roll down onto the blanket, so your back straddles the blanket. (Note, if you have diastasis, come down onto one side and then roll onto the blanket).
Step 4: ENJOY. Hang out here as long as you like!
This is one of the most popular poses in Postnatal class - come in to East Side Yoga and check it out!
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