Motherhood is considered the most important period in a woman’s life. However, after childbirth, young mothers encounter symptoms of postpartum depression and problems with slimness. It seems to many that they will never return a flat stomach, slender hips and elastic breasts. To all this is added a sense of anxiety for the baby, chronic fatigue, insomnia, disappointment. A hormonal background also plays an important role, which begins to be rebuilt after childbirth and bring moral discomfort to a woman.
In order to prevent serious changes in appearance and at heart it is recommended to start yoga classes a couple of months after giving birth, without waiting for the baby to grow up. We all know that the psyche and body of a woman after the birth of a child needs both rest and restoration of form and strength. Yoga after childbirth helps restore balance even in the most pessimistic women. Trying to start such classes as early as possible, you can bring the greatest benefit to your own body, as well as to the baby, and to adapt to all changes in a short time. By the way, a little grown-up child can be gradually connected to his classes and involved in the mysterious yoga process. This will only benefit him.
Practice in the first days after childbirth
The first days after childbirth, the practice is based solely on meditation and breathing exercises. Initially, it is better to limit yourself to breathing exercises, which are aimed at restoring the muscles of the pelvic floor. This effect is achieved due to the full yoga breathing, which is otherwise called the abdominal or abdominal type of breathing. This technique uses the entire lung volume. During inhalation, a feeling is created that the stomach first fills with air, then the hypochondrium and, last but not least, the chest. Exhalation occurs in the reverse order: first, the chest is emptied, then the hypochondrium and, finally, the stomach. With this type of breathing, the diaphragm goes down, due to which the stomach swells. This technique massages the internal organs, helps the uterus to take the correct position and tones the muscles of the pelvic floor.
Yoga asanas after childbirth
Once the body is ready for minimal physical exertion, you can begin to master the most gentle asanas. Yoga offers a huge number of both static and dynamic asanas. All of them learn to simultaneously and alternately relax and strain the whole body, due to which we get the opportunity to act on internal organs, muscles, ligaments and joints.