postpartum movement ...
I’m 6 weeks postpartum & got the all clear from my midwife to start moving my body again. I did yoga throughout my pregnancy so that’s where I begin again. It felt good to tune in & explore how my body is feeling.
Some things I noted:
• my body feels different; full stop
• I moved slowly & with grace
• I did not push my self
• I followed my own teaching guidelines for safe postnatal movement supporting my core first
I’ve always loved teaching pre/postnatal classes; this journey of pregnancy & postpartum has taught me so much more than trainings could.
What I learned:
• It will only improve my ability to support those bodies in the future
• I will honor my body & rest when I need too
• I will continue to move very slowly with love to nourish my healing body
• I will focus on gentle movements & breath work to help support my core as it recovers
• Just like in prenatal yoga, use ALL the props
• I will resume weights & hitt classes only when I feel ready (ps can’t wait to move with my friend over @dashathletics.ca)
None of the above things surprised me but I definitely am humbled through this entire experience.
Share in the comments something that your postpartum body has taught you!
*** always consult your healthcare provider before resuming movement activities postpartum ***
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