The continuity of yoga practice from pregnancy to the postnatal year is a reasonable principal from the start.
Original sets of yoga practices, many of which are now mainstream, are uniquely suited to help you regain your core-strength, your figure and overall fitness after birth by restoring tone to the deep muscles of the pelvis and lower back. ‘Steps to postnatal recovery’ can be started at any time after birth. They are easy and can be done in bed or on a carpet in a few minutes daily. Each step ‘closes’ the body and re-knits abdominal muscles using yoga breathing, with the additional effect of inducing deeper sleep and reducing postnatal fatigue.
Babies are included in most postnatal yoga classes: interactive mother and baby yoga moves promote ‘active bonding’ (also with dads) in age appropriate ways through the first weeks and months.
All postnatal yoga practices are suitable for mothers who have given birth by caesarean section. Rather than aiming to resume a gym or yoga routine as early as possible, we invite mothers to create a new foundation for better fitness while being energised from within and enjoying their babies fully. More dynamic yoga poses and moves are also offered to make a safe transition to general yoga or other forms of exercise with long term benefits for women’s health.