8 Soothing Stretches For Mothers

Everyday motherhood movement patterns and demands like carrying your nappy bag, breast feeding and/or bottle feeding, pushing a pram and running after your toddler can make your body stiff and achy.

Here is one of my favourite stretching programs to target the back and hips, which are common areas where we as mothers get sore muscles and aches.

Try these eight stretches for the back and hips to soothe common sore areas and help ease tension and tight muscles.

Remember, when you do these stretches, use your breath to deepen the stretch and focus on using your core strength to balance your hips.  Stretch to where you feel comfortable, hold the stretch for 1 minute, relax take a deep breathe exhale and resume the pose.