After delivery, women go through an important transition period consisting of physical, hormonal, mental and emotional changes. Postnatal Yoga supports the body’s recovery after birth through healing, relaxation and toning. Various key muscles are strengthened and uterus positions are positioned into place through the yoga poses.
It’s safe to go back to yoga 6 weeks after your delivery date. This gives you enough healing. However, if C-section was done, it’s usually 10-12 weeks before you decide to pick that yoga mat. Postnatal yoga is a brilliant way to relax from the new experience as a mum. It gives you the time to be ‘you’ just for a moment. It also helps your body regain into initial status before the pregnancy. This is through the pelvic exercises.
To know more about yoga benefits for Postpartum Moms, read on!
6 Key Benefits of Postnatal Yoga
1.Rebuild flexibility and muscle tone: This kind of yoga helps your body handle the new demand of caring for your baby. It also reduces postpartum back pain through our arms that may be caused by constant picking up of your baby. The development of strength in the abdominal and back muscle.
2.Maintaining the spine: The yoga moves relaxes loose joints all over the body. If these ligaments may stay loose, they are prone to overstretching.
3.Stretching and toning the upper part of your body: Postnatal yoga helps in the toning on your arms that may be caused by constant picking up of your baby.
4.Routine exercises prevent postpartum depression: Yoga being a relaxing exercise helps in the prevention of postnatal depression and thus really helpful especially for a first time mum.
5.Helps cultivate patience: Yoga helps in concentration of the baby. It lets you learn to be patient with the baby, which require a very large amount of energy. With yoga, a mum is able to learn how to connect with her baby and go through long hours taking care of the baby.
6.Stretches the aching shoulders and back: Breastfeeding can cause the back to be sore and rounded and thus yoga becomes very helpful in such situations.
At Beauty.Mums & Babies, we care about your pregnancy wellness.
Most women deal with two major issues after pregnancy, namely, weight gain and unwanted flab. Yoga deals with these two issues simultaneously, achieving positive results. Postnatal yoga concentrates on strengthening the abdominal muscles which were overstretched during pregnancy.
Exercises include gentle twists which help shrink the uterus. It uses specific exercises designed to get your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles back in shape again. A regular yoga regime coupled with a proper diet and cardiovascular exercise helps in developing leaner, longer muscles and a toned body after pregnancy.
The yoga taught in these classes is gentle and slow, giving you time to integrate the experiences of your body after birth. Within six months of regular practice you will find you have regained your core strength and energy. Most mums will look forward to moving into the Mummy & Baby yoga classes.
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