Christian Prenatal Yoga: Side Stretching Flow

care for your body  + prepare for childbirth + connect with God

Flow Description

This 15 minute prenatal yoga video for side stretching is the perfect antidote to tightness in your ribs, shoulders, and upper body!

We move through a series of seated and standing stretches to make more space in our bodies, and meditate on Scripture to help us make more space in our hearts for the new thing God is doing.

I recommend practicing with two yoga blocks and a blanket to help you practice safely and with ease.

Scripture

“After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant:

I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses…It’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Strength! Courage! … Give it everything you have, heart and soul.

Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.” {Joshua 1:1-9, MSG}

Prayer

God, we thank you that square inch we set our foot on is ours. Thank you that pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood is a gift. Thank you that it’s an opportunity to know more of your heart, to understand more of your deep love for us. Thank you that you’ve promised to be with us and not abandon us. Holy Spirit, we ask for strength and courage, especially as we work on our mats today to make more space in our bodies. Make more space in our hearts for this new thing you’re doing in and through us. Amen.

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Yoga, PO Box 323, New York, NY