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Postpartum Overwhelm? De-Stress With Your Breath!

Posted Sep 09 2008 2:02am

Our days are busy, even busier than ever before…especially if you’re a new mom. The power of the breath can do wonders for releaving feelings of overwhelm. Try this simple exercise to release the stress in your body.

Neck Roll: De-Stress With Your Breath
*Seated in a comfortable position inhale and roll your shoulders up towards your ears
*As you exhale press your shoulders away from your ears
*Exaggerate the shoulder roll
*As your rolling your shoulders away from your ears imagine that you are squeezing out all of the tension of your day
*Repeat 6-10 breathes
*Sit for a moment noticing the difference in how you feel. Notice the reduction in stress.
*Inhale and exhale 2 deep breathes
*Slowly bring your awareness back to the space and open your eyes.

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