Postnatal recovery

The postnatal period is a very special time for mother and baby and also this period is one of great change and adjustment. During this time a woman is vulnerable to stress and strain on many different levels, so postnatal yoga is gentle and therapeutic. The emphasis is upon nurturing and support, at a physical level the practices are designed to promote ease and comfort, stabilizing the pelvis, toning the abdominal region, and supporting the lower back.

We take a relaxed approach, so during the class you’re always welcome to take time out to feed, change or play with your baby.

Post Natal Yoga

When to practice

The first 6 weeks after birth are a time for bonding with the baby and for the mother to recover. By the end of the first 6/7 weeks and after the postnatal check (12 weeks post caesarean) women should be ready to return to their regular practice, but it is important to listen to what the body is ready to do. Consult your GP for advice on when to resume practising.

Benefits of postnatal yoga for mum:

      • Strengthens the back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
      • Releases tension in shoulders and neck muscles
      • Helps improve posture
      • Decreases overall stress and promotes relaxation
      • Rejuvenates the mind and increases energy
      • Builds patience and inner calm
      • Brings fun and pleasure to both parent and baby
      • Provides an opportunity to connect with other parents

Benefits of  yoga for babies:

  •  Helps with colic, constipation, irritability, poor sleep, respiratory problems
  • Soothing, calming and sensual pleasure
  • Builds confidence, trust and a relaxed rapport with the parent
  • Provides an opportunity to meet with other babies

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Satya Yoga was established in London in 2003 by Zena Kidd-May, who taught yoga to private individuals at her London studio for several years.

In this hectic life we all lead, it is easy to live entirely in our heads, but attending Zena's classes over the last couple of years has enabled me to reconnect mind and body. Zena beautifully demonstrates how to move through the poses, whilst keeping an expert eye on us, to maximise what her students receive in each pose. I feel as strong and fit and as connected with my body and its possibilities as I have ever done in my life, and have always felt in such capable and knowledgable hands at Satya Yoga. The guided relaxation at the end of each class is wonderfully restorative, as are Zena's homemade nutritional treats, allowing us to leave class feeling thoroughly nurtured both inside and out! I enjoy Zena's classes so much I have gone from attending one to two a week.

Claire Henman

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