post natal yoga at yoga kulaWork your pelvic floor without even realising and encourage the abdominal muscles back together with twists.

Teaching postnatal yoga is really lovely, seeing the mamas and their new babies enjoying some time together and working on themselves. But what makes postnatal yoga different to mum and baby yoga? The main difference is, the class is all about you and for you! As part of my pregnancy yoga training we learnt about postnatal care as well as mum and baby yoga. After I had a baby, I really wanted to start teaching again but it was difficult to expect someone else to look after a little baby. I wanted to take him with me, therefore after some careful contemplation the postnatal class was born. I drew on all my training, my personal experience and did loads of research to put together the perfect class. Here are some of the benefits to practicing post-natal yoga and what you can expect from the class;

  • Meet with like-minded new Mummy’s – having a baby can be a daunting and lonely place, a regular weekly class is a great way to get out of the house and meet new people in a similar position to you.
  • Simple, straight forward instruction – let’s face it, your main focus is the baby, therefore you don’t want to be loaded down with too many difficult instructions to follow whilst caring for your baby. The post natal classes at Yoga Kula are clear and easy to follow.
  • Focus on neck and shoulders – we often have various new and recurring aches and pains post-delivery, so the class focuses on problem areas when feeding and carrying baby such as the neck and shoulders.
  • Gently building up core strength – get your core back without high intensity exercise that could hinder your postnatal recovery.
  • Ideal yoga poses especially for postnatal issues included in every class – work your pelvic floor without even realising and encourage the abdominal muscles back together with twists.
  • Freedom to do what you want – even though this class is for you, you still have your baby and you are free to attend to any need they might have during class in the studio, sometimes you manage to join in with the whole class, sometimes not and that’s ok.
  • Get moving again! – this is not a fluffy gentle class, it is active and can be strong, but you have to be careful to listen to your body so as not to push yourself too hard. It’s also very important to share any postnatal issues with your teacher.

Our Post Natal yoga class takes place at the Yoga Kula studios, Monday’s at 11:30am for one hour. We also run Pregnancy and Mum and Baby classes, as well as a range of other yoga classes.

Don’t forget to have a look at our upcoming workshops, retreats and courses.

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