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Pregnancy Poses that Help with Heartburn

Pregnancy Poses that Help with Heartburn
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In a series of columns, we at Mommy's ER would like to share the gifts of pregnant exercise with any mamas-to-be and aspiring mamas-to-be who also wouldn't mind a bit of sweet relief from the trials involved in the truly miraculous process of growing a family.

Like any exercise routine, assess intuitvely and together with your caregivers what will work best for your body based on your pre-pregnancy levels of fitness and symptoms. That said, what we present here should be gentle enough for most pregnant women in their second trimester and beyond...

You have "Aided your Digestion", now here are some great poses in our Pregnancy Yoga series for Heartburn:

Pregnancy Yoga Poses that Help with Heartburn

1. Sitali Pranayam (breathing) - In a seated, crosslegged position, roll your tongue in the shape of a straw. Inhale through your tongue and exhale through your nostrils. You can practice this breathing tequnique for 3 minutes. Try to keep your mind clear or on positive, nurturing thoughts about your growing baby.

 

2. Chest Opener - In a seated, crossleg position interlace your fingers behind your lower back. As you inhale expand your chest open. Exhaling, pull your shoulder blades closer togther as if they could meet in the middle of your back (like in the image below). Clear your mind as you breath through this position for about a minute. With each breath you can open your chest more.

3. Laying Twist - (This position is good for both Digestion and Heartburn.) Lay on your back, palms down, with your arms straight out forming a "t" with your body. Bend your knees and place the heels of your feet a few inches from your buttocks. Your feet should be slightly apart about the width of your upper body (reference the image below).

Inhale, and as you exhale drop your knees to your right as you silmultaniously turn your head to look over your left shoulder (like in the image below). Breath through this position with a clear mind as you hold it for several breaths.

Then inhale your knees back to the center of your body. Exhale your knees to the left side until they meet the floor as you silmultaniously turn your head to look over your right shoulder. Hold for several breaths, completing the stretch on both sides of the body. Feel free to repeat this a few more times.

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