Creating space for your organs and your baby can be a big deal in pregnancy and it is nice to know some poses you can do on your own!
This can also be used for others who need to create more flexibility in their ribcage.
Thread the Needle on the Wall:
Bring the chair to the wall and straddle the chair facing the wall. Place the arms up the wall and tuck the tail under. Take 10 deep breaths into the side of the ribs and also down in the sit bones.
Now, thread one arm between the chest and wall walking the arm and hand under opposite armpit and as far from the breastbone as possible. Turn the head so the ear is on the wall and the nose is facing the threaded arm’s hand. Angle the hand either in line with shoulder or lower, find your comfort zone. Take 10 deep breaths.
Come back to center walking both hands as high up the wall as you can and take 10 deep breaths. Feel the difference between the 2 sides.
Now, thread the other arm through finding the comfort zone for this arm and shoulder. It could be quite different. Honor that difference. Take another 10 deep breaths.
Come back to center and take another 10 breaths noticing the changes!
This is great for opening shoulders, chest and ribs and it’s easy on the knees!