3 sophrology exercises to relax pregnant

3 sophrology exercises to relax pregnant

Many pregnant women use sophrology to relax and live their pregnancy with confidence. This gentle medicine also helps to prepare for childbirth. Here are 3 anti-stress exercises to try.

Sophrology during pregnancy, in brief

  • Sophrology was created in the 1960s by the Colombian neuropsychiatrist Alfonso Caycedo. The exercises, very soft, rely on breathing, visualization of positive images and relaxation. Nowadays, many midwives are trained in sophrology in France because this alternative medicine has many benefits for pregnant women. It helps to combat muscle tension, stress, sleep better, improve concentration and also better manage pain during childbirth ...

First sophrology exercise: breathing well against stress

  • This anti-stress sophrology exercise can be performed as well as sitting comfortably on a chair, with your back straight, your shoulders relaxed and your feet flat on the floor. To enhance the feeling of well-being, you can put your hands on your stomach (without pressing) throughout the exercise, as if you wanted to communicate warmth and tenderness to your future baby ...
  • Start by inhaling deeply through the nose, inflating your belly and exhale as long as possible by relaxing your stomach.
  • Tip: To properly regulate your breath, visualize a rising wave that fills you with a sense of well-being when you inhale and then come down when you exhale.
  • You can do this exercise of abdominal breathing 3 times in a row to be well relaxed.

Second sophrology exercise: the bubble of well-being

  • Too much excitement around you? You want to do a little empty and relax? So try this relaxing sophrology exercise.
  • The exercise starts standing, arms down the body. Inhale deeply through the nose while raising arms to the sky, well tense. Stretch them over your head and then exhale slowly, slowly lowering your arms, stretched out to one side.
  • The principle is to imagine yourself drawing a bubble of well-being around you, with your fingertips ...
  • Again, this exercise can be done 3 times in a row to relax.

Third sophrology exercise: the "prana hands open"

  • This sophrology exercise aims essentially to increase the feeling of well-being.
  • Standing, arms along the body, breathe calmly through your nose, gently lifting your arms out in front of you, palms open down. Then, gently bend your arms, bringing the palms of your hands to your chest: by doing this gesture, imagine that you are bringing back to you all that is good for you, all you need to feel well ... Then, let your arms go down slowly along your body, in a fluid movement, imagining that you are spreading all this well-being on your body.
  • Do this exercise 3 times, focusing on your feelings.

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