When is a good moment to start?
During the first weeks after giving birth you will need a lot of rest and your priority will be to take care and get to know your baby. Surely you'll have neither the desire nor the time to think about exercising, however, dedicating a few minutes of your time to recover your form will be something that will benefit you not only physically, but mentally and emotionally.
You should bear in mind that your body has undergone many changes and that you will need to recover from pregnancy and labor efforts. It will be ideal to start when you feel that you are prepared, little by little, without making efforts, always listening to your body and following your own rhythm.
However, it is advisable to start with breathing and pelvic floor exercises the next day after giving birth. A good exercise to recover the strength, tone and elasticity of the pelvic floor muscles are the Kegels.
When you feel more encouraged and willing, from week 8 you can join with your baby my postnatal yoga classes in order to start strengthening other parts of your body.
What do we work?
With pregnancy and delivery the pelvic floor muscles have relaxed and become lax. These muscles have the function of holding the pelvic organs and providing continence.
The parts of your body that have been most involved are the pelvic and abdominal areas. We will begin with exercises that reinforce the presicely that.
Generally, and especially if you have been given an epidural, the back feels a bit sore, particularly the lower part. By working the abdominal muscles, we are also strengthening the lumbar area. In the next few years, you will be carrying your baby a lot, that's why this work is so very important in order to have a healthy and strong back.
It will also be necessary to stretch and strengthen your spine and arms, since you will spend a lot of time with your baby in your arms, especially if you are breastfeeding.
Each week we will gradually add new exercises. Your body will be strengthened and we will be able to introduce exercises that are more complex, as well as increase the number of repetitions.
The exercises will help you recover and keep you strong and relaxed to keep away the fatigue and lack of energy that are so common at the beginning of motherhood.
About the baby
Your baby is welcome to the classes at all times, as long as you feel comfortable.
The exercises are for you, although we try to involve the baby as much as possible. They enjoy the mere fact of being present in a space where peace and calm is breathed, that is why it is important that the mother can feel comfortable and relaxed and thus transmit this to her baby.
When the baby cries, your priority will be to meet their needs, confident that when they are satisfied you can continue with the exercises.
All this contributes to strengthen the bond between both of you.
When and where?
- Wednesday 12:00 to 13:15h
Els Vienesos. C/ Segarra, 12, 08320, El Masnou, Barcelona.
Group or private lessons. Also in the comfort of your home!!