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You got a baby now what? Learn Everything About Postnatal Yoga and Its Benefits

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You just had a baby, when can you start to exercise? When can you start losing the baby weight? Whether you are looking to have a flat tummy after childbirth or you are simply looking to find a new exercise program, it’s important to learn if you are ready for it. This means mentally, emotionally and physically. Learn about postnatal yoga and its benefits for you and your baby.

After giving birth to my first child, I remember how eager I was to start losing the baby weight. I truly believe it would be easy. I was wrong. I know this might be discouraging, I have seen moms lose their baby weight in a short period of time, but everyone is different. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed, even when you think you should start exercising. The added responsibility, lack of sleep and stress of a new mom is all too real. It might be even harder if you didn’t really exercise prior to being pregnant. It doesn’t mean you can’t start. From my personal experience, I have never been more in shape after having a child. But how?

I found that your priority changes, also you start to be better at managing your time and focusing on what can make you a better person. Finding the reason why you want to exercise is important. It can be anything, from losing weight, being in better shape, reducing pain etc.

I remember thinking I had to be in better shape for when my daughter grows up, I didn’t want to have low back pain and unhealthy stuck for the rest of my life. What is your reason? What do you want to accomplish?

What is Postnatal Yoga?

Postnatal yoga is a form of yoga that can assist mommies to ensure they can perform safe movements while healing after childbirth. This low-intensity yoga practice is one of the benefits to postnatal yoga and it is designed to provide a safer way for your body to recover while avoiding injuries.

After childbirth, most moms are eager to start moving again. On average, after delivery, you can start doing yoga after around 6 weeks following a vaginal birth and around 8 weeks following a c-section. It’s important to always get clearance from your doctor before starting any exercise. This does not calculate any complications or any medical issues that require follow-up. Always remain safe!

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