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The Benefits of Practicing Yoga as a New Mom

Let's face it - after you've given birth your body has been through A LOT. You want to get back in shape, but don't know where to start. And who are we kidding? You're far too busy with your baby to even think about hitting the gym. What you need to do here is some yoga.

Not only is yoga amazing for your body, it relaxes you and clears your mind. This will help you focus on being a great mom instead of worrying about the little things.

So, what is yoga, and how will it help a new mom? Yoga was developed in India as a method of meditation for Hindu's and Buddhist's. It was practiced to help clear the mind of any conflict, leaving it open so the person could achieve true enlightenment. Nowadays, the practice of yoga has been proven and recognised to have incredible health benefits.

There are so many types of yoga that all have different goals. Some of the styles focus more on the mind and teaching you to clear your thoughts. Others focus mainly on strengthening your body. For new moms, you have to be careful that the class is gentle and suited to your medical needs. Make sure you notify the teacher how far out you are from having your baby before you start classes.

What are the benefits of yoga for a new mom? Here are a few of the reasons why you should sign up for a free class here at Pip Yoga, which you can do by picking your preferred location from the following list and filling in your information to book our next free class - Brookwood, Deepcut, Billingshurst.

  • Increases brain activity

  • Increases range of motion in joints

  • Improves posture which is important after just carrying a child

  • Helps to increase strength, endurance and energy levels

  • Improves sleep which is another thing a new mom desperately needs

  • Normalises your weight

  • Improves your balance

  • Lowers blood pressure (which can be high after childbirth)

There are so many types of exercise you can do to help you get your body back and lose weight after childbirth, but yoga is one of the only exercises that also focuses on improving your mind and spirit as well.

Regularly attending yoga classes will decrease your stress levels and help you to become more patient as a parent when things get tough, which they inevitably will. It's just as easy to practice at home between classes as well if you ever need a moment to de-stress.

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