All Moms Are Yoga Masters, Even If They Don’t Know It
3. Spinal Twist
Ardha Matsyendrasana Â is great for stretching out the spine whileÂ simultaneouslyÂ scoping out the cute guyÂ sitting behind you in yoga class. Hardcore yogis swear this pose helps with digestion. I don’t know about that, but I do know it’s helpful whenÂ shieldingÂ away from a child whoÂ wants to burp in your faceÂ becauseÂ they think it’sÂ hilarious.
4. Prayer pose
Otherwise known as Anjali Mudra, you may recognize this pose as the posture of mothers everywhere who are trying to hold it together and stop themselves from screaming while their kid has a meltdown in public. I find its success rate to be around 50%.
5. Crescent Pose
Officially called AnjaneyÄsana, this pose is used to open your hips and strengthen your legs. While it looks complicated, trust me, all moms can and do pull off this pose, as well as a variety ofÂ other Matrix-like moves when trying to tip-toe past a sleeping baby.