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Breathing & Yoga Stretches for Pregnancy

Hi everyone, my name is Shelly and I'm from mummybootcamp.ie! I'm expecting my first baby this year and I'm eager to keep active during my pregnancy.
 

I recently attended a Pre-natal Yoga and I was absolutely delighted with the session. Here are a few of the moves that we did, which I found really simple yet very effective. I hope you like them! Shelly (19 Weeks Pregnant - size of a Mango)

Breathing:

Placing one hand on your belly and one on your heart, inhale filling your belly first so that you can feel it in your bottom hand. Then fill your ribcage, then your chest. Exhale releasing air from chest->ribcage->belly. Count as you inhale and try and exhale for the same number.

Foot Stretches:

I suffer from toe cramp and lately the cramps are pretty intense. I do them everyday now to try and keep cramp at bay! 1. Sitting with your legs in front of you, point your toes away from your body and hold for 20-30secs


2. Sitting with your legs in front of you, point your toes away towards your body and hold for 20-30secs

3. Then point them in left and right direction and hold for 20-30 secs each. When this is completed do a full rotation with your foot. Drawing a circle with your toes. I found doing this every day has really helped.

Hip Stretches:

I found these hip stretches really helped release any tension in my back. Once you get started with these imagine drawing a large circle with your head. 1. Start in the 'all fours position' with your knees slight apart to allow for your bump.

2. Bring your bum back towards your heels, leaning on your right hand leg 3. Now leaning on your left leg return to 'all four' position and continue with the circle for 10-15 reps. Then change direction.
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This fitness and social hub is a great outlet for new mums as you can bring your baby ‘n buggy along, so no need for a sitter! It gives Mums the chance to get in shape and pull back into that body you had before it was all about baby. You get to meet up with other mums, swap stories, trade tips; it will get you outdoors, so you can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive and most of all, help you lose the weight and tone up. Our sessions run for Six Weeks and are €99. Over the 6 weeks there are up to 18 classes of which 2 are mid week and buggy friendly and the extra one is on a Saturday morning (buggy free class) at 10:30 am in any of our Saturday locations, Bushy, Herbert & Phoenix. It's a great excuse to get Dad out with the baby to the nearby playground while you get to feel normal for an hour! We have Mum & Baby classes in 5 locations: Phoenix Park, St Endas, Cabinteely Park, St Annes Park & DeerPark, Mount Merrion. Tel: 086 775 3763 Email: Lorraine@mummybootcamp.ie

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