Prenatal Yoga- Shakti Seat
Shakti Seat (or Cobbler’s Pose) This pose provides a great stretch for groin mus- cles, helps to strengthen and tone the muscles used for labor, and increases flex- ibility of knees and thighs.
How to do it: Sit on the mat with your back straight. You can also sit on a cushion or blanket to ease your hips. Roll shoulders away from ears and down the back. Draw the soles of the feet together and allow the knees to fall to either side. Interlace fingers around feet, cradling the toes. Draw heels as close to the body as feels comfortable. Ground yourself in this pose with the affirmation: “I am grounded, relaxed, and open, like a lotus blossom.”
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