Relaxation (Breathing and Stress Reduction)
Pick the variation that fits you best. Some women, when they are pregnant, like to lay on their side, typically they're left side. Whichever works best for you. Some women do still lay on their back, so whatever is more appropriate. You're only going to be down here for about five minutes, so just take some time. Let your body relax. Let yourself enjoy the whole process of it. We're going to go ahead and get in position. Palms facing up. Inhale, exhale, inhale, and exhale, inhale, and exhale. Flex the toes, pull the toes to your chest, hold it. Continue to breathe. Inhale, and exhale. Relax. Release. Let the feet and ankles go limp. Tighten the knees as tight as you can. Inhale, exhale. Relax the knees, let the lower leg go limp, tighten the quadriceps, tighten the glutes, all at the same time. Inhale. Exhale. Slowly release. Let it relax. Breathe in, and exhale. Make sure your lower body's a little bit more relaxed. Inhale and exhale. Shrug with the shoulders up. Push the shoulders down. Let it relax. Inhale, and exhale, inhale, and exhale. For the next minute, all I want you to think about is a calm, safe, peaceful place. As you're thinking about that, focus on your breathing. If you feel your mind wander, come back to the breath. Ready? Begin. And release. Relax. Open your eyes. Inhale, and exhale, bend your knees, roll to your side, place one hand in front, push your body weight up, come up to sitting, inhale, exhale, and relax. Inhale, and exhale. Open your eyes. Tthank you for the workout.