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 .
Helps ease round ligament pain
calms the mind
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 .