I honestly think I have not been listening to my body. Yesterday, I spent way too many consecutive hours sitting in front of the computer. Yes, I may have switched to my exercise ball rather than my office chair, but when the damage is done, it’s done. I’ve known for quite a few days now that my back/pelvis were tightening up, but I wasn’t doing enough to prevent it.
Last night, I went for a walk. As much as it was cumbersome and achey at first, it actually helped to loose up the tightness I was experiencing in the front of my pelvis.
I also checked out the Spinning Babies website as per SpiritBabyComeHome’s recommendation to use the rebozo. Since I didn’t have a rebozo, my husband and I tried the rebozo sifting exercise using the Boba wrap. It worked alright. He could use a bit more practice though. I also did the forward leaning inversion. I highly recommend having a spotter because I don’t know how I would have gotten out of this pose without my husband’s help! After that, I just sat on my birth ball rotating my hips.
Was I still sore after sleeping this morning? Yes, but it wasn’t as bad as it had been.
I’ve decided to follow the daily activities listed on Spinning Babies which include:
- Walk every day
- Do a forward-leaning inversion
- Follow optimal maternal positioning
- PSOAS release
- Hip openers
- Pelvic tilts
- Rest smart
Each pose or activity includes instructions and recommendations for when it’s best for you (meaning you don’t HAVE to do everything every day!)
I’m also going to keep up (and possibly increase the frequency) of my regularly scheduled appointments: chiro, massage, physio and acupuncture.
In the end, it all comes down to self-care. I need to take more time to listen to my body and do what it needs to relax and release. It’s all for the greater good. If Mom’s body is loose, baby should have an easier time coming out.
Thanks to everyone for all your amazing suggestions. I love the power this community has. ❤