puppy dog pose – for pregnancy back and round ligament pain , stress relief , relaxation and insomnia

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Has your back bothering you during your pregnancy  ???  If so then you must try this yummy little gem of a stretch . Puppy dog is one of my favs for pregnancy .

Start on your hands and knees. Separate your knees a little wider than your hips to make room for your baby bump . Begin to walk your hands forward , rest your forehead on the floor , Press your palms down into the floor while keeping your rear end up towards the sky.

Stay here breathing slowly and deeply into the upper and lower back , healing your spine with your breath by sending it oxygen and blood flow . Hold  for 30 – 60 seconds .

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Benefits – 

Helps ease round ligament pain 

calms the mind 

combats insomnia 

stress relief 

Improves flexibility of the spine 

stretches the spine , chest and shoulders ( great for back pain due to  breastfeeding ) 

* I like doing this pose with a bolster under my chest this makes it more restorative and relaxing

*if your knees are uncomfortable place a blanket for extra padding under your knees .

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