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.

I was worried about joining a yoga class as I see myself as a tight, stiff person. I had had bad experiences of classes before that were too fast and not well explained and they had left me feeling I’d ‘failed’. Zena’s classes are completely different – they are calm and mindful and each new pose is well explained. We are given the space to work at our own pace and the time to take something personal from each pose. My body is still pretty tight, but I love the yoga classes and at each lesson appreciate what I am able to do with the right encouragement. Zena creates a very productive and calm atmosphere, where I feel I am free to do what works for me without having to be in competition with others.

Catherine Allen

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