Stretching is a great way to relieve the aches and pains that often accompany pregnancy and postpartum. And I’ve got a great series of stretches for you to try as we head into the weekend!
As I mentioned yesterday, don’t overstretch, especially if you are pregnant. Your joints are more lax than normal because of the relaxin in your system. Hold each stretch for 30-45 seconds or longer if you need extra attention in an area.
1. Lying Quad Stretch
2. Lunge with Twist
3. Knee to Chest
4. Lying Pectoral Stretch
5. Side-lying Rotation
Take long, deep breaths while you’re stretching. Really breathe into each stretch and try to relax your muscles with every breath.
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!