The Gentle Mom-to-Be Workout

Reverse Shoulder Circle

  • Sit with legs crossed.
  • With back straight but relaxed, inhale, slowly bringing your shoulders forward (shoulder blades will separate).
  • Then move shoulders up toward your ears.
  • Exhaling, rotate shoulders back so that shoulder blades move inward.
  • Lower your shoulders, then bring them back to the starting position.
  • Let your head move gently with the rolling of your shoulders.
  • Repeat.

This exercise relaxes muscles in the upper back and stretches muscles that support the breasts. By expanding the chest cavity, it helps deepen breathing and improve posture.

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