Gentle Yoga Routine for Getting Your Strength Back After Birth
After a break from exercise it can feel disheartening to realise that you are not as strong as you once were. The temptation can be to just jump straight into intensive exercise as the desire for quick results can be overwhelming. However, during periods of inactivity muscles can become lazy and turn themselves off, allowing other muscles to overwork in their place. When this happens it is crucial that we turn this stablising core muscles back on before we start doing hardcore exercise.
You muscles have not dissappeared, I REPEAT, have NOT dissapeared. You are just not engaging them in the way you once were. Sometimes its as simple as reminding your muscles that they exist in order to get them working. In this routine we will be working with the lower back, abs and pelvic floor to GENTLY turn our muscles back on and strengthen them. This routine is suitable from 6 weeks Postnatal (8-10 after C Section) but take the option to keep one leg down in plank if less than 6 months Postnatal.
Please speak to your Dr before starting any exercise programme and only start if your 6 weeks check-up was all clear.
If you suffer from Diastis Recti please see the Diastis Recti Video before moving on.