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This video is a series of standing movements to get the back warmed up, stretched, and improve your posture.
Postnatally, your body continues to recover from pregnancy, in addition to the many new, foreign movements that mommy-hood brings:
- lifting, lowering, carrying your newborn,
- maneuvering an active baby (challenging multiple small muscle groups in your body,)
- carrying the crazy awkward car seat,
- putting the crazy awkward car seat into the car and taking it out of the car
- All while remembering to keep your belly button to your spine to support your back and restrengthen your abs. Click here to learn more about keeping your belly to your spine: Hugging the Baby when pregnant Hugging the Belly when not pregnant
Movement 1- Roll-Down, Roll-Up – Targets Spine and Low-Back
Movement 2 – Squat with Roll-Up – Targets Glutes and Spine
Movement 3 – Diagonal Roll-Down – Targets right and left side of the low-back: Quadratus Lumborum (QL)
Movement 4 – Single Arm Wall Push-Up- Targets Lats and Triceps
Movement 5 – Chest Lift and Shoulder Stretch – Targets rotator cuffs and back.
Movement 6 – Roll-Up, Roll-Down (Same as first movement)
Movement 7 – Side Stretch pulling your arm
(Caution: Joints remain hyper flexible postnatal for up to 6 months through breast feeding due to lingering hormones (Relaxin, Estrogen, Progesterone). Use caution when stretching.)
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Alison B. Marsh-Your Pregnant Core Blogger