Yoga is a wonderful way for you to get back into shape after giving birth. We understand how busy a new mother can be so we’ve created a range of classes to support you to do your yoga.
Even if you only have 25-minutes available you can still do a full yoga practice. As you breathe, stretch and do the relaxation practices you will find these helpful to cope with the challenges of new motherhood by providing you with your own little ‘oasis of calm’.
It is important for you to follow the step-by-step instructions during the guided practice, and to proceed at your own pace. There’s no need to rush into the more strenuous postures or routines too early. In fact it can be counter-productive: adding to your stress and even causing injury.
Remember, it may take months or even up to a full year after your baby is born for your body to fully regain its strength and energy after going through pregnancy and labour.
Here are some important guidelines which will help you get started with your post natal yoga safely.
* You can commence these yoga classes 6 weeks post, If you’ve had a natural birth.
* If you’ve had a ceasarian, however, you will need to wait at least 2 months, and make sure your scar is healed.
* Begin gradually and check with your doctor first if you have any strong back or pelvis pain.
You can purchase the routines as separate, self-contained classes – from Classes 1 through to 8. Each class has different focus areas, and all classes are structured into three segments (except Class 8 which is a stand-alone class):
* Segment 1 is Breathing & Centring
* Segment 2 is Warm-Up & Body
* Segment 3 is Savasana (Relaxation)
Each segment can be mixed and matched between classes. For example you might choose to do a Segment 1 Breathing & Centring Practice from Class 2; a Segment 2 Warm Up & Body from Class 5; and a Segment 3 Savasana from Class 1! OR, where you have the time available, you may choose to do more than one Segment 2 Warm Up & Body routine for a stronger practice.
Listen to the Live Yoga Life Introductory Audio for guidelines on preparing for your practice.
For additional guidelines for your practice or for specific safety information on other styles or areas of yoga (such as Prenatal Yoga) check out our Safety Information page.