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The Power of Pilates

FOCUS: UPPER BODY

As your breasts and belly grow, you're prone to neck and shoulder pain. The following moves help prevent or ease this by increasing upper-body strength and flexibility.

2b. Bow and Arrow

Sit on 2 firm pillows with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Squeeze another firm pillow between your knees. Hold your arms in front of you at chest height with palms down [2A]. Inhale, then as you exhale bend your left elbow, turn your torso in the same direction, and look over your shoulder [2B]. Straighten your left arm and reach behind you. Return to starting position, then switch to your right side. Repeat 3 times on each side. 
 

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