So in this clip, I’m going to be guiding Katie
through a meditation and a breathing exercise that will help her feel like she’s connecting
to her growing baby as well as connecting to her breath and her body. “So Katie go ahead
and sit in a nice, cross-legged position, make sure you feel nice and comfortable”.
And try to sit up nice and tall but allow the belly to be soft and open and closing
your eyes, you can go ahead and draw the hands to the belly and just start to notice where
your breath naturally resides in your body. And see if you can feel comfortable just sitting
and feeling the warmth of the belly. And then go ahead and start to breath deeply from the
belly all the way up through the side ribs and then the tops of the lungs so you feel
it in the collar bones. And then as you exhale the chest relaxes, the ribs come back together
and the belly relaxes. And again inhaling deeply from the belly, the side ribs and the
tops of the lungs and as you exhale the chest, the ribs and the belly. So that’s your yoga
three-part breath. Continue to breath to all three parts and each time you exhale just
imagine softening. And each time you inhale you’re drawing breath all the way into your
belly for your growing baby and then as you exhale allowing everything to soften. And
again inhaling deeply from the belly all the way up to the tops of the lungs and exhaling.
And imagine with each inhale you’re drawing breath in for the growing baby and feeling
connected to the baby; knowing that you’re about to do movements that all so natural
and good for both your body and your baby. So throughout your practice, you can practice
this three-part yoga breath and it helps you to open in each pose. And throughout Katie’s
practice today, I’ll remind her to come back to that three-part breath so that she makes
sure that she’s allowing the belly to stay soft in each pose, allowing room for the baby
to grow, allowing room for the belly in each pose and coming back to the breath. Good.
And once you’ve centered yourself, we’ll begin the rest of our practice.