Mama Needs a Minute is a short prenatal yoga sequence created by mama and Namaste teacher Ashley West Roberts. This short but powerful practice is aimed at taking a break throughout the day when you may feel wiped out, overwhelmed or simply in need of reprieve.
Try this practice any time of day and focus on rooting down through your strong legs to get grounded in to this special time.
Use props like blankets, blocks and eye pillows to help yourself find comfort in each pose and hold each pose for at least 8 breaths.
You’ll feel good as new (and baby will too) when you’re done with this sequence.
Mamas remember, your practice should support you. Practice when you feel up for it but be gentle with yourself. Practice one or all of these poses to reconnect with yourself and your baby.
TIP: Use the wall in standing balances like tree pose to practice accepting support when you need it.
For more information on the full Prenatal and Postnatal offering at Namaste, including workshops and classes, please visit our PeriNatal Offerings page, where we have consolidated information on classes, workshops and more just for mamas and mamas-to-be.
For another quick yoga sequence check out Ashley’s recent post 5 Minutes to Move.