10 minute yoga – early postnatal yoga for the core

Have you recently had a baby and are struggling to find those core muscles you distantly remember having?  And by recently I mean anything from 6 weeks ago to two years, because after some babies it can take that long for us to find our head again, let alone our core!

 

Why is the core so important? 

 

Because it is what will support you during every other type of exercise and without it you’re likely to end up with a sore back (from overcompensating) or another type of injury.

 

Today I’m sharing a 10 minute yoga sequence that is the perfect place to start building up strength in this area from basic awareness to poses that will challenge your core safely.  As always check with your doctor before starting any new yoga practice and listen to your body.

What did you think? Any requests? 10 minute yoga is an ongoing series and I’d love to hear what you’d like to see. Email me at littleoldsouls@hotmail.com

3 Responses to “10 minute yoga – early postnatal yoga for the core

  • I’m 16 weeks pregnant and I have four fingers muscle separation from my previous five pregnancies. In you opinion, do you think this yoga session appropriate for me to do now?

    • littleoldsouls@hotmail.com
      7 years ago

      Hi Sarah. Congratulations on your pregnancy. I would not be doing anything too strenuous as you don’t want to make the separation worse. I would focus on the first two awareness activities that I show. (Pulling those transverse muscles in for better alignment) and save the others for post birth. This article has some good information and videos for what you can do now. http://www.befitmom.com/diastasis_recti.html or find a good physio that you can work with. As for yoga you can do now, I’d stick with stretching other parts of the body and leave the core area alone. Good luck!

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