While having a baby can be the most beautiful event of your life, it also brings massive change to all aspects of your being. But most obvious, after giving birth, your body is completely different.
After birth, it takes time to feel like yourself again in your body. It takes time to rehabilitate after the birthing process and to build the kind of strength and flexibility you had before your baby. We know how hard it is to have the patience for all of the changes throughout and after pregnancy.
The postnatal yoga practice is incredibly supportive as you navigate the healing of your body and the changes in your lifestyle. For so many mothers, the yoga mat is a safe space to go to when the new challenges of motherhood get overwhelming. Plus, the physical benefits are undeniable.
Benefits of a Postnatal Yoga Flow
The physical benefits of postnatal yoga include:
- Reestablish your sense of general health and wellness
- Build overall body strength
- Restore your spine health and mobility
- Strengthen deep core muscles
- Rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles
- Balance hormone levels
- Increase balance and moderate flexibility
- Improve separated abdominal muscles, ie. diastasis recti
- Improve blood flow and heart health
- Enhance your breathing and the benefits of a deeper breath
- Relieve tension and tight muscles
This abbreviated postnatal yoga flow, guided by Alyssa, will give you a taste of how postnatal yoga can change your experience as a mother. In just a little bit of time, you can tap into the benefits that make your body feel at home again.
Everyone can benefit from yoga at any time, but we know you need extra support during your postnatal journey. Allow yourself to experience gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness, as a gift to yourself for navigating the space of motherhood with strength and grace.
For more information about postnatal yoga, check out our other blog posts! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
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