Yesterday, I went for my first yoga class after having a baby. Doing yoga throughout my pregnancy I felt little off balance but very strong. And I thought it will only get better after I give birth. I decided to continue my practice, but nobody told me that I will be much weaker and it will be real challenge to get back my flexibility. But here I am - back on the mat and these are the reasons why. Yoga is the best because:
Boosts your mood naturally
Yoga practice calms your mind and body. It is very important to know how to stop constant stream of thoughts that flows through your mind.
Speeds up recovery
Yoga targets your entire core, including your pelvic floor as well as lower back and hips - you will improve your stamina and strength.
Helps you breathe properly again
Yoga breathing literally re- knits abdominal muscles and prevents you from sadness by increasing endorphins release.
Gives you time off
Now as a new mom you need to learn how to relax like never before. Meditation will give you some time to chill, so you can continue being the best mom that you can be. It is important to realize that we need to take care of ourselves first in order to serve others.
Improves your balance
Your balance was continually challenged as your structure and center of gravity changed during pregnancy, but don't worry too much. Your body will soon return to its pre-pregnancy state and you will find it. Both - body & mind balance.
Builds your confidence back up
You will learn how to trust your body even more. It feels amazing to finally start exercising again. Especially, if you are used to intense workouts, yoga is a perfect way to get back to your old self without overdoing training. That's exactly what you need to start - step by step.