Developing a yoga practice postpartum can have so many benefits for a new Mom’s physical & mental health.
Here are my top 4 reasons to get on the mat after pregnancy:
1) Yoga is an excellent way to connect back to yourself and your body when so much of your energy is being extended outward to your baby and family.
2) It can give you a moment to breath during times of fatigue or stress, or as you enjoy the precious moments with your little one.
3) Yoga is an amazing tool to help balance out the postural stresses exerted on your body, both during pregnancy and now in caring for your baby.
4) Lastly, yoga can be a great way to start to reconnect to your core and pelvic floor muscles, which can help decrease back and pelvic pain.
Remember every body has different needs and the above suggestions may not be appropriate for everyone. It’s always smart to check with your Doctor or Allied Health Professional (Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath) before starting a new exercise program to make sure it’s right for you.
Hope to see you on the Mat!
*Stay Tuned for Part 2 "Precautions to Consider Before Returning to the Mat" - April 7th
*Sarah Symmes is a registered Physiotherapist and Certified Yoga Instructor with PhysioPlus Health Group & Fifty-Seven. Sarah’s unique approach focuses on breaking down poses into their components to ensure safety, body awareness and accessibility to individuals of all abilities and needs. Sarah Co-Instructs Mom & Baby Yoga Monday mornings at 10 am & has a NEW Prenatal Yoga class on Thursday evenings starting April 24th 6:30pm. See our Yoga Page for full details.