You know when you feel all gassy like there’s definitely a big fart in there and it’s gonna come out eventually, but in the meantime you’re really uncomfortable?
Well, here’s my tried and true method for letting it all out with one clean “whoosh”. I discovered it quite accidentally after starting to do daily stretches to help my aching pregnant back.
It’s a modification on the “happy baby” yoga pose:
I think the point in yoga might be to have your entire back pushed to the ground, but I just grab my inner thighs and press my lower back into the ground, rocking side to side. It feels great on the back and for some reason almost always releases any extra gas buildup, but silently, not in that gross “oops I couldn’t help it and was trying to hold it in” way.
It looks sort of ridiculous though. Here is me laughing hysterically because Nathan is taking my picture and laughing hysterically, because he’s taking a picture of me in a stupid pose with the intention to fart (note, laughing is counterproductive to achieving this). Also, the flash was exposing my bright orange undies through the black yoga pants, not pictured:
In other news, had my 35 week appointment today, everything normal and measuring on track. Yay.