Breathe…3 Easy Yoga Poses to Keep You Calm All Day

Introducing our yoga and wellness expert: As part of our new Body Silk Seamless Yoga launch, we’ve connected with Latham Thomas, a yogi and expert on all things wellness, and a lover of our new Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra, our newest and most flattering fit for any active mom – expectant or new.

“I love that Bravado Designs has introduced a solution – a bra that feels comfortable and doesn’t restrict movement,” says Latham. “It makes all the difference in the world, especially for an expectant or new mom whose body is constantly changing.”

Here are three poses that you can do in just 10 minutes a day to help you get through the day.

1. Child’s Pose:

This gentle stretch calms the mind, helping relieve stress and fatigue, and minimizes back and neck pain. It also stretches the hips, thighs and ankles.


Kneel down to your mat and touch your big toes together. Press your hips back toward your heels, separating your knees to hip-width and laying your torso down onto the floor or a bolster. Breathe deeply and rest for five-to-10 breaths to reap the benefits.


2. Leg Drain:

This pose is an easy way to refresh and combat sleep deprivation by boosting circulation. It also helps drain lymph and other fluids that pool in the legs, ankles and feet.


Lay on your back with your legs straight up against a wall (place a folded blanket or towel under your lower back for extra comfort, if you like) and rest in this posture for 20 minutes. Believe it or not, doing this is as restful to your body as taking a two-hour nap!


3. Reclined Cobbler’s Pose:

A restorative posture that supports the spine and opens the chest and heart area, it’s especially comforting for nursing moms suffering from mid-back and shoulder pain, often caused by improper support during breastfeeding.


Stack blocks on an angle and lay your bolster over the blocks so it’s at a 45-degree angle. Bring your sacrum to the base of the bolster, press your hands and then feet into the floor as you gentle lie back. Allow your spine to rest over the bolster, relaxing your head and neck, and open your chest. Bring the soles of your feet together and let your knees splay out to the sides. Let your arms rest on each side with your palms facing up.