Physical exercise is always a good option to take care of our health and it will not be less so after delivery. Of course we will have to wait an approximate time to be sure that our health is in the best way and under the advice of our doctor we can begin to exercise when indicated, since each body and each birth are different.
Once your doctor has told you that you can exercise, one of the most recommended after childbirth is yoga , both for health and to regain your figure . This ancient technique is not only good for the body, since it will help you improve your body posture after so many months with the baby in your belly, it will help you strengthen your muscles and even lose some weight, but it will also be very good for your emotional health.
Yoga is one of the techniques most praised by women and many of them famous, since it helps to connect the body with the mind , recover the figure , help us relax and take life in a more serene and calm way.
For this and many other reasons, discover why yoga can become an exercise with many benefits for you after childbirth.
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR YOUR BODY
Yoga is a sport that can be practiced both in groups and alone, you will only have to learn the postures of this ancient technique and make sure that you do them correctly for the good of your health. If you have never practiced yoga before or have not done it for a long time, it is best to go to class. Remember that after childbirth your body is in a different state, so the advice of a professional in this sport will be ideal to get used to your body and achieve the desired results.
Breathing is closely linked to postures and how these movements should be performed. Each time they are done, certain muscles are stretched and contracted, which helps us feel more agile and can also strengthen them, recovering our figure. This is great for those in the pelvis and tummy, which have been most affected by the weight of the baby during pregnancy and delivery.
With these stretches and the correct performance of yoga postures we can also correct our posture. It is normal for a woman’s back to bend a little during pregnancy, since she is carrying a weight that is not the usual one in the belly or she takes different habits when walking . With yoga we can get back to having the good posture we had or get one that will avoid back pain in the future and regain our figure.
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR YOUR MIND
Many mothers go through postpartum depression after pregnancy. This can be due to many and diverse reasons. Some of them are the changes produced in your body , which lowers your self-esteem. Therefore, doing yoga will help you see changes in your body based on confidence and effort, with patience since they will not happen overnight, but they will help you look better and be able to overcome this postpartum depression, always also with the help from loved ones and healthcare professionals.
Another reason why mothers may feel emotionally upset after giving birth is due to the abrupt change that their life may have undergone. When the baby is small they will be able to sleep less hours and they will have to be aware of him all the time, so they will perhaps feel more nervous and stressed than usual. That is why yoga can help them to know how to control their breathing, a technique that will help them relax and that they can combine with meditation to channel these nerves and be able to give the best of themselves to the baby and for their own emotional health.