Online Postnatal Yoga

A series of prerecorded videos to help you through your postnatal recovery. This course is specifically designed to help you regain your core-strength, your figure and overall fitness after birth by restoring tone to the deep muscles of the pelvis and lower back.  The videos include stretches, breathing and relaxation. We use yoga postures to gently and gradually help mothers to regain physical strength, tone muscles and enjoy deep relaxation.

Yoga can help provide a powerful system of holistic healing in the postnatal period, providing physical and emotional support.  We focus on stabilising and strengthening, and also work to help provide relief from the stiff neck and shoulders that are often experienced after birth.

Healing breath can be started at any time after birth. This can be done in a few minutes daily. This technique ‘closes’ the body and re-knits abdominal muscles using yoga breathing, with the additional effect of inducing deeper sleep and reducing postnatal fatigue.

We will look at specific practices that can help with diastasis recti, and that can help improve pelvic floor function.

Rather than aiming to get back to pre-pregnancy exercise routines as early as possible, I invite mothers to create a new foundation for better fitness while being energised from within. More dynamic yoga poses and moves are also offered to make a safe transition to general yoga or other forms of exercise with long term benefits for women’s health.

The movement practices in these videos are suitable once your bleeding has stopped and from 6 weeks after a vaginal delivery or 12 weeks after a caesarean section.

Once you have booked in you will receive access to all the videos to use in your own time. You will need a space, comfortable clothes, and some basic props. Have a blanket and cushion handy, and for some of the videos you will use a chair.

It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure:

There is enough space to participate safely The floor space is clear of hazards The environment is suitable Any props or equipment used are safe