Once a woman becomes a mother, everything changes—your body, your obligations, your priorities. Not only do you need to heal physically but you’re responsible for another human being. It’s easy for you to put your needs aside in the interest of the baby’s. When you are ready & your GP says it’s time, Yoga will be here for you & we will support your return to Yoga in any way we can.
We do not run any specific postnatal yoga classes right now. You may join our regular yoga classes without baby, after your six week check. Hot Yoga & Vinyasa Flow type, dynamic classes should be added a little later or when you are all sleeping better & have the energy to spare. Breast-feeding mummies should not really attend Hot Yoga, as there is a possibility that you may become dehydrated which would impinge your milk supply – talk to Lucy if this is something you really want to do when breast-feeding.
Why you shouldn’t rush back too soon
The first month after giving birth is a time to recuperate & adjust. Your pelvic floor has been stretched significantly during birth to facilitate delivery & the cervix has to close back down from letting the baby pass through. The uterus shrinks a lot in the first few days but it will take at least a month to settle & the internal organs will also have to settle back into position after being crowded for so long. If you had a Cesarean section, the pelvic floor will be intact but care should be taken after abdominal surgery of this kind & you will take several months to heal.
We aren’t an exercise studio; we promote self-care & integration of the mind, body, spirit. Getting fit is a happy side effect of attending regular yoga classes. More important is you setting time aside for you, to reflect, to feel & to appreciate this precious time with your new baby.
Any Other Questions?
Please email us with any questions & book your classes online, we look forward to meeting you.