Post Natal Services
Essential poses focus on regaining strength in both the abdominal muscles and the back while diminishing fatigue and tension in the back, shoulders and chest. A constant practice whether at home, with friends or a class can be the best medicine a new mother needs to regain strength, confidence and joy.
Mama and Baby Yoga
One of my favorites! We sing, laugh, massage and nurture our babies and each other. Class is full of unique poses, for mom and child along with techniques to soothe fussy babies. Whether this is your first child or fifth, there's a place for you. Come share your experience while learning from other mama's going through the same thing.
Here are a few examples of problems that arise postpartum and solutions:
Waking up every few hours to tend to the little one doesn't exactly make for a well-rested person. Although you won't cut out all of your sleepless nights, you can deal with fatigue to make your waking hours more manageable.
Solution: Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)
When you feel exhausted, your breath becomes more shallow. A restorative pose such asViparita Karani helps open the chest, encourages you to take deeper breaths, and aids relaxation and rejuvenation. Lay with your right hip against the wall and then slowly swing your legs up onto the wall, bring your arms out to the sides, and breathe deeply. Hold for two-five minutes.
Problem: Upset Stomach/Colic
A baby's tiny digestive system is a fragile thing, and it's no wonder they often experience painful problems. When your baby's tummy is upset, try putting him into a yoga position that will help eliminate gas.
Solution: Knees to Chest
To start, place baby on his back and slowly move his knees up into his belly or chest to release bubbles. Hold for a few seconds, then release the pressure and stroke baby's legs to help him relax. Repeat several times. Next, bring baby's knees back to his belly and circle his thighs in a clockwise direction a number of times. You can also try bicycling baby's legs, alternating bringing one knee in to his belly while lengthening the opposite leg.