Too many of us jump back into a strength training regimen before our body is ready. Too many of us have created injury simply from not knowing what is and is not advisable at which stage post-partum. Take care with your postnatal body.
Avoiding Diastasis Recti
Please don’t rush into core exercises. No planking until you have less than a 2-finger spread or else you risk diastasis recti and/or a prolapsted uterus.
No bhanda pranayama or kapalabhati for a long time, or else you risk restarting lochia (postnatal bleeding) and possibly even hemorrhage. Trust me on this one.
Postpartum Healing Tips
Avoid open hip postures until your bones “have closed” and you lochia is no longer active. And most of all, be mindful of your new body. It took you nine months to get here. Give yourself at least that long to be fully back into your power.
Pregnancy is a gift. Your body just went through A LOT. Please don’t push it back “into shape” with force.
Be strong. Be mindful.
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