http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/mmagnorth/index.html#/38/ Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy Your post-pregnancy bulge may actually be Diastasis Recti Abdominis By Monique Molino Photo credits: Sharon Giordano
I often find it funny when my clients give me the double take because I've told them to take a "rest" day. Or when my Mommy Recess clients, give a big exhale of relief at the end of class when I tell them to take a moment for themselves and just breathe.
Everybody enjoys a little alone time, but some more than others. With technology advancing and population continuing to increase, everything feels more compact. You may dream of being as far away from people as possible. Well, luckily, such locations do exist! Check out some of the most remote travel destinations around the world.1. Tristan da Cunha
Lay down supine (on your back) with your feet placed near your tailbone. Place hands under the arch of your back, about 4 fingers should fit. Remove fingers and feel the neutral spinal position. Then, press the lower back down and round or tuck the tailbone while squeezing abdominals. Next, arch the back and lift the tailbone while squeezing the back muscles. Repeat, you can also do this movement standing.
Begin, by lying in your bed at night settling into final relaxation (savasana) by lying supine (on your back) with your shoulder blades, in back, gently tucked and settled underneath the chest with legs outstretched and palms of the hands facing up with the arms out from your sides about 20*. Next, begin thinking about the colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple evenly spaced from the tailbone to the middle of the brain or brow center. Furthermore, think of those colors as clockwise, rotating funnels emanating front and back indicating a healthy source
Yoga poses provide health to our bodies and conscious breathing integrates the mind/body connection. Asanas (poses) pronounced Ah-sahnahs strengthen, balance, stretch and relax our bodies. Depending on our needs we feel yoga poses where our bodies need the benefit. That's the wonderful thing about yoga, it helps each person - where that person needs the benefit. Consulting with an experienced yoga instructor helps when deciding which poses will, specifically, benefit you!