Ya know what’s so interesting, yoga fam…
I’m rediscovering poses with an entirely new perspective after doing them for so many years now that I’m a soon-to-be mama yoga teacher.
Like today’s pose, legs up the wall, or what I now know is called “queen’s pose” in prenatal circles.
Legs up the wall has always been touted in the yoga world as a rejuvenating posture for its ability to assist gravity, reverse blood flow, and offer our busy, beautiful hearts a reprieve.
And when we’re pregnant and already short of breath due to many circumstances (placenta forming, progesterone hormone increasing, great organ migration happening, diaphragm compressing), we need all the assistance we can get!
Legs up the wall is also said to reduce swelling in the feet and ankles, which for some women is key during their pregnancy, but I think we can all agree that it feels damn good to kick up our feet and feel relief…especially once we enter the third season of pregnancy.
Finally, legs up the wall is a restorative posture that helps down regulate our nervous systems.
Dialing down the nervous system energetically shifts us into a state of rest where everything slows down and healing and recovery can happen.
Said more simply…
We chill the F out, our mind chatter softens, our emotions even out, our bodies melt, and as a result — we feel like queens 👑
Now you will need a few props to create your throne & feel like a queen ➡️ a bolster, two blocks, and a blanket are required or some form of household substitutions.
We’ll start today’s short practice with the trimurti mudra to connect with baby, then head into queen’s pose, and finish with a final moment of stillness.
Forewarning, getting your legs up the wall is less than glamorous and it will most likely take a few attempts, so be prepared for this.
It’s all good though, you’ll see me rolling around on my mat while I attempt to do this!
Okay mamas, if you’re ready to feel like a queen, please gather your props and come join me.
I’ll meet ya on the mat,
PS – As always, please listen to your body and your provider’s recommendations! If anything suggested doesn’t feel good based on your specific needs, either adjust the posture or stop entirely.
PPS – If you’re searching for more prenatal yoga classes, try these ➡️
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