***This has been my secret to getting rid of swelling.
A few of my favorite yoga poses:
Downward Dog (calf focused- great if you are doing a lot of walking)
Pigeon Pose (glute focused)
Reverse Warrior (leg strengthener and back stretch)
Warrior II (hip and groin stretch)
Lotus Pose (I added a neck stretch into the Lotus- groin/neck focus)
***Take your time settling into each pose. Hold each one for already 3 deep breaths.
-Side note: I'm not a yogi, just someone that loves the yoga practice and have carefully selected the poses that work best for me and my current limitations. Listen to your body and/or sign up for a local prenatal yoga class. It's really worth going to a professional so they can take a look at your form and help assist your positioning.
3. Stay Hydrated. Doesn't sound very glamorous, but it can be. I'm not sure what it is, but when I drink a hot cup of RaspBelly Tea before bed I fall asleep faster and wake up more rested. I also find that drinking water throughout the day that has been infused with freshly squeezed lemon very hydrating. As a matter of fact studies show that infused water is very alkalizing.