Benefits of Yoga for New Moms

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yoga motherLet’s face it – your body has been through the wringer. You want to get in shape, but don’t know where to start and are too busy with your baby to think about it. What you need here is some yoga. Not only is yoga great for your body, it relaxes and clears your mind as well so you can focus on being a great mom instead of worrying about the little things.

So what is yoga? It was originally developed in India as a method of meditation for those who followed Hindu or Buddhist practices. It was practiced to clear the mind of all conflict, leaving it open so one could try to achieve enlightenment. In modern times, the various poses and postures of yoga have been recognized to have incredible health benefits.

There are many different types of yoga out there, each with a different goal. Some yoga styles focus more on the mind and teaching you to clear your thoughts, while others focus primarily on strengthening the body. For new moms, it is essential that the class be customized to your medical needs, so you may want to find a class aimed towards new moms, or at least notify the instructor of your post-partum status.

What are the benefits of yoga? Here are a few reasons why you should consider it:

  • Increases brain activity
  • Increases range of motion in joints
  • Improves posture – something that we all need to work on after carrying a child
  • Helps to increase strength, endurance, and energy levels
  • Improves sleep – another thing new moms need
  • Normalizes weight
  • Improves balance
  • Can lower blood pressure – many moms experience a higher than normal blood pressure after giving birth due to the additional blood volume in their body

While there are many types of exercise that you can choose from to help shape up and lose weight, yoga is one of the only exercises that also focuses on improving your spirit. Regularly practicing yoga will decrease your stress levels and help you become a more patient parent when the going gets tough, and it is just as easy to practice at home when you feel the need to de-stress.

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  1. Avatar of LIZ says:

    yoga help a lot during prenancy keep me in shape and help me to make a connection with baby

  2. Avatar of Aiden Aiden says:

    I am going try it one day

  3. this is great!! and helpful

  4. Avatar of MissTK MissTK says:

    I love the idea of Yoga I would really like to get started in something like this. In more of a group setting.

  5. Avatar of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    If only there was enough time in the day to do everything I want to do…

  6. Avatar of thutran thutran says:

    yoga is great….i spent 15′ everyday for meditation

  7. Avatar of Marie Marie says:

    i think i am going to start doing this now and after i give birth…Yoga not only helps you loose all your baby fat but it also calms you down and help you be stress free

  8. Avatar of Kevryn Kevryn says:

    I wonder if this would also help with my joint pain

  9. Avatar of Kourtni Kourtni says:

    I do Astanga "Power" Yoga every Tuesday and I love it!

  10. Avatar of Evangelita Evangelita says:

    One of my friends lost weight doing yoga. are there any postures that will increase weight loss or does it just matter how many times I do it?

  11. Avatar of Deanne Deanne says:

    is there anywhere online you can get free yoga instructions??? i dont have much means and would not be able to go to an actual class.

  12. Avatar of Anna Jones Anna Jones says:

    There is a new mom and tot yoga class in my area and I’m thinking of giving it a shot!

  13. Avatar of SkyJax1 SkyJax1 says:

    I think I am going to give yoga a try.. now to find some quiet time to do it!

  14. Improves sleep… I am so trying Yoga!

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