If you have just had a baby, you may have a number of mixed emotions: the joy of holding your baby in your arms and a bit of sadness and irritability because hormones do their thing in your body and mind. You also have great fatigue that makes you feel tired and worried about your body.
Although it may seem like you don’t have time, starting a regular yoga practice can help you feel better. The gentle stretching and strengthening, deep breathing, and time to yourself that a yoga session provides can help reduce stress, strengthen your body and mind, and increase your energy level, all of which will boost your confidence and make you feel a happiest mother. By doing yoga after pregnancy, you can take care of your body and mind.
REDUCES STRESS AND TENSION
The excitement and anticipation are over, and now the real work begins: taking care of a little human. This can create a lot of stress and anxiety for new moms, which can cloud their mood and lower their energy level. Feeling fatigued, moody, and anxious can affect the way you care for your newborn and your home .
Taking time to stretch your body, sit quietly, practice deep breathing, and even meditate can do wonders to help you feel better. A yoga practice that includes meditation and other body movements will help you to have a better recovery from your course postpartum.
Conscious, slow, high-quality breathing reduces stress and increases ingenuity so you can make better decisions regarding parenting, baby care, and all of your other responsibilities.
YOU INCREASE THE ENERGY LEVEL
After nine months of pregnancy and delivery, your body has suffered greatly. You have a newborn at home and all the endless chores that come with being a new mom, including a few (or many) sleepless nights. While getting better sleep and eating a nutritious diet are two of the best things you can do to boost your energy level right now, yoga can help, too.
While it may seem counterintuitive when you’re feeling fatigued, including more light to moderate activity in your day can help cheer you up and make your brain feel sharper and more alert. Moving through the poses in a postnatal yoga sequence builds body heat and improves circulation. Physical postures, along with specialized breathing techniques, can also increase blood flow and help regulate oxygen levels in the blood.
FIGHT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
It’s common to experience postpartum blues – feeling sad, lonely, fatigued, and tearful in the weeks after giving birth. This usually doesn’t last long and won’t significantly affect your ability to function. However, one in seven women experiences a more serious mood disorder called postpartum depression , which can last for months and make it difficult to care for a baby.
In addition to seeking help from a professional, practicing yoga can also reduce the symptoms of postpartum depression. Self-nourishment through yoga helps to give more room for joy, healing, and gratitude in life.
YOU STABILIZE YOUR CORE
Your core is the area between your pelvic floor and the top of your ribs, and it goes through major changes during pregnancy and delivery. It is common to develop muscle imbalances and trauma that can affect healthy movement and function throughout the body. Many pregnant and postpartum people have unbalanced cores – excess tension and excess slack in various parts of the core. This imbalance is what contributes to the formation of dysfunctions such as incontinence, prolapse, restricted breathing.
Postnatal yoga poses are not intended to help you regain your pre-baby waist . Postpartum yoga should focus on stabilizing and harmonizing the core. You should not focus on ‘strengthening’ the abdominal muscles or flattening the stomach; This type of approach is problematic and interferes with the actual core healing that needs to happen.
Appropriate basic exercises in a postpartum yoga practice can help restore the pelvic floor, abdominal muscles, connective tissues, and breathing, and most importantly, coordinate all of these parts in better harmony so that we can function better. physically and emotionally. Strengthen your mind and your body.