What you should know before you try postnatal yoga?
Before you try your first Post-natal Yoga class with us, it is advisable for you to get approval from your doctor first. For natural births, you may start practising Postnatal Yoga after 6 to 8 weeks. For a c-section, it is recommended to start after the 8 weeks mark. Remember to move at your own pace and always honour your body!
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga after pregnancy?
1. Spinal strength and flexibility
9 months of pregnancy places the spine through plenty of stress and strain to accommodate the baby inside the uterus. Postnatal Yoga helps realign the spine and strengthen the joints and muscles surrounding the spine, making way for a healthier, stronger spine all around.
2. Rebuild flexibility and muscles
Caring for a newborn can be strenuous on the body, other than carrying your newborn all the time, mothers gave to lift heavy objects like prams and car seats. Postnatal Yoga builds up the core strength and muscle tone, which reduce back pain that developed prior to or after the pregnancy. During birth, the deep abdominal muscles can separate. Through toning, these muscles are knitted back together and close the body after birth.
3. Eases stress and restores hormonal balance
Postpartum and Pregnancy is a time where many mothers experience intense hormonal changes in their body. Postnatal Yoga is a gentle practice that is great to help mother’s wind down and balance the hormones in the body, ease pressure on the nervous system and creating a safe space where new mothers can focus on relaxing and letting go of stress. Postnatal Yoga has also been known to help reduce anxiety and postnatal depression.
4. Eases pain and stiffness
Carrying and breastfeeding your new baby makes the shoulders ache with stiffness. The gentle movements practised in Postnatal Yoga will help reduce these dull nagging pains, making breastfeeding easier while fixing your posture.