Step 1: Learn to Breathe
In this section, we will discover how to breathe in a way that nourishes us (and baby if baby’s inside).
When we lengthen the exhale and expand certain areas of the body, we send a message to the nervous system that everything is ok. Our parasympathetic nervous system kicks in, slowing down heart rate and lowering blood pressure. It also creates a vacuum for a naturally fuller inhale to feed every cell with oxygen and prana (the invisible forces that nurture the physical body).
We also want to breathe using our stomach muscles optimally, so we are not creating pressure outward which can cause diastasis recti and weak abdominal muscles.
When we breathe fully and consciously we feel at ease, connected, and grounded.