Morning sickness is definitely one of the less glamorous and not-so-exciting symptoms that come along with being pregnant. It can affect your mood, energy levels, and overall quality of life.
Most women experience morning sickness at one point or another as early as the first trimester of their pregnancy, and some women even continue feeling this way throughout their entire pregnancy. Nausea can last all throughout the day, not just in the morning.
While most women find that their morning sickness lessens or even disappears during their second trimester, three months of feeling nauseated all day can be very discouraging and disruptive to your everyday life.
However, yoga and mindfulness can help provide a bit of comfort to help you get through this difficult time. Practice these five poses specially for yoga for morning sickness below to help you relax and quell the symptoms of nausea.
Practice These 5 Prenatal Yoga Poses To Relieve Morning Sickness:
1. Melting Heart Pose
Melting Heart Pose is a popular pose practiced in Yin Yoga, a restorative, meditative style of yoga where you hold poses for about three-to-five minutes.
This particular pose is great because it grounds, calms, and energizes as it opens your chest and brings your back into a slight arch.
Let’s try it:
- Find Table Top Pose
- Keeping your arms straight, walk your hands forward and lower your forehead down to the mat
- Remain here for 3 to 5 deep breaths or longer if practicing this pose in the style of yin yoga (about 25 to 30 deep breaths)
- When you’re ready to come out, gently walk your hands back towards your legs, bringing your torso back upright, and sit onto your heels for a few breaths
2. Supported Child’s Pose
Practicing Supported Child’s Pose allows your body to deeply relax as you are folding the torso forward, which is a very calming position for the body. To help ease into the pose and keep you supported, consider trying it with a bolster, or a firm pillow.
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Once your belly grows past a certain point – typically after the first trimester – this pose may be unsafe to practice.
Be sure to always check with your doctor (and listen to your body!) to make sure you’re clear to practice this as well as the other poses in this article.
Let’s try it:
- Place the yoga bolster or pillow vertically towards the top of your yoga mat
- Facing the…