2 Poses That Will Ease Mommy Burnout
Did you have a long day, mama? Same. These are two of my favorite poses to encourage relaxation. They are super simple and also effective. After just a few minutes practicing these poses, I usually feel less tense, less stressed, less anxious and even re-energized.
1. Legs up the Wall
This is my absolute favorite way to restore my energy. It helps to relieve tired legs and feet, calm the nervous system and drain negative energy. I do this at the end of a long day or any time I feel emotionally imbalanced. Hold this pose for at least 60 seconds (sometimes it relaxes me so much I fall asleep - it is not recommended to stay sleeping like this). I also would not recommend practicing this pose while pregnant.
2. Supported Bridge
To me, supported bridge feels like a big body sigh. This pose will release tension in your hips, upper legs and whole body. I literally feel the tension melting away as I hold this pose. Hold for at least 60 seconds. This pose can be performed with or without a yoga block (scroll down for options).
Supported Bridge with block - short
Supported bridge with block - tall
Supported Bridge without block
*make sure your elbows and forearms stay in a straight line perpendicular to the floor. You shouldn’t feel any uncomfortable pressure in your arms