The arrival of a new baby is a powerful and life-altering experience. Nurturing your body and soul now is just as important as it was during pregnancy. While you are focusing on taking care of your baby, you need to take care of yourself, too. Postnatal yoga is a wonderful way to move, breath, and nourish so that you have optimal energy to enjoy the early days of motherhood.
Postnatal class at Apsara Yoga Shala allow new mothers to resume or commence a yoga practice after delivery with the ease of bringing their babies along to the class if they wish. Classes focus on postnatal recovery with movements to (re)build strength and stamina, and techniques to reduce tension and fatigue. The emphasis is on the mother’s health and wellbeing, but if baby comes along, he or she is encouraged to be involved through specific movements and positioning throughout the practice. Classes are conducted in a relaxed environment and mums are supported to attend to the needs of their babies as necessary.
For mothers and their babies 6-weeks to pre-crawling, or 8-weeks for caesarean births. The official “go-ahead” from your GP or OBGYN is essential. Please bring a mat for yourself and a blanket/rug for your baby to lay on if he or she is coming along to the class.
Benefits of postnatal yoga:
Gently tone and strengthen your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
Build strength and stamina
Reduce tension in the upper- and lower-back and shoulders
Alleviate fatigue and restore energy levels
Reduce stress and anxiety
Calm and refresh your mind