Belly breathing is part 2 in our series Moving Mums. Belly breathing is a pranayama technique best practised before, during and after birth. As your new role progresses, functional movement is a non negotiable part of your daily routine. The practice of belly breathing is a fundamental tool to enhance the connection of your core as a unit.


Lie down with a natural curvature in the spine, ground hands to the lower belly, inhale let your belly expand into the hands whilst maintaining a relaxed chest. Exhale and let the air expel slowly feeling the belly deflate, feel into the natural engagement of the transverse abdominals as they work in unison with pelvic floor.