Life alone can be stressful, and when you’re pregnant, there are additonal stressors.  It’s important that you are as stress-free as possible to ensure the best health for you and your baby.  Try this simple exercise to release stress in your neck, shoulders, and spine.

Exercise to release stress in your neck and shoulders: In a comfortable seated position interlace your fingers and place them at the base of your head.  Tuck your chin towards your chest, elbows pointed towards the floor.  As you inhale press your head into your hands, as you exhale release.  Repeat the “head press” 5 times.  After the 5th time allow your head to rest down and feel your spine opening.  Take 4 deep breathes.  Release your hands and slowly bring your head up.  Notice the release of tension in your body.