An average of 40 – 80% of women experience some sort of heart burn and indigestion during pregnancy . Here are some easy yoga poses that you can do daily to help with indigestion and heart burn .
This is my ADORABLE client Shana ,she is 4 months pregnant and was telling me she was experiencing heartburn on and off . I gave her these poses to do daily or when her indigestion started to come on .
1. Sitting with your legs crossed – Place your hands on your ankles . Inhale thru your nose into your stomach as you arch and look up then exhale thru your mouth as you look down , round and pull back. ( repeat 5 times )
2. Adding on – Inhale thru your nose as you arch up, raising your arms over your head then exhale thru your mouth as you grab your ankles and pull back .( repeat 5 times )
3. Still sitting in a cross legged position – Interlace your hands by your lower back and a few inches behind . As you inhale thru your nose look up , as you exhale thru your mouth look down and squeeze your shoulder blazes together .( Repeat a few times )
4.kneeling on a bolster , pillow ,block – Bring your arms behind and grab your elbows . Sticking your chest out , Inhale thru your nose into heart and stomach then exhale thru your mouth as your shoulders relax.
4. Sitting in a chair – Interlace your hands behind your head , inhale into your stomach and heart , then exhale thru mouth as you press your elbows back and down .
My friend Desi Bartlett ( An amazing prenatal yoga teacher at exhale in venice ,ca. ) gave me an awesome tip – While doing these poses Desi suggests to defuse in air or place a few drops of peppermint oil in a humidifier and breathe the oil deep into the stomach .