Pregnancy yoga: shoulder release

Pregnancy yoga: shoulder release
June 30, 2017 Sophie Wishart

Want to try pregnancy yoga? Including shoulder releasing poses helps to loosen your back, neck and arms! Ideal to include in your active pregnancy!

It’s so easy to hold tension in your neck and shoulders, especially if you are still working and spending too much time at your computer.

pregnancy yoga to loosen shoulders

We’ve included this in our pregnancy yoga section but it’s a really easy exercise to release the stiffness and tension in your neck and shoulders even if you don’t do any other yoga for pregnancy poses at all.
Kneel on the floor, sitting back firmly on your heels, back straight and head aligned to your back and neck. Make sure your face is relaxed, open your mouth wide and close again to let the muscles relax in your jaw.
Inhale and take your shoulders up high towards your ears. As you exhale drop your shoulders down, pushing your shoulder blades together and opening out your chest. Inhale again bringing your shoulders forwards and up again in a smooth circular motion.
Repeat a few times until the stiffness starts to leave your body, breathing deeply and keeping your arms relaxed.

FittaMamma tip: Maintaining a good posture helps prevent the build up of tension in your shoulders. Our High Support top is ideal for helping to keep your back straight and easing the weight of your bump.

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