Postnatal Yoga - Learn a few easy postnatal Yoga postures.
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Meredith Chipperton: This week on post-baby body we’re looking at the few simple yoga exercises. Now, yoga is a great way to strengthen and relax the body. Now, to put me through my paces is Leila Koren, a qualified yoga instructor, over to you Leila. Leila Koren: Sure, thanks Meredith. So, today we’re going to do some really lovely simple yoga which can helps strengthen the body after you had a baby, but before undertaking any quite strenuous exercise I recommend to go see a doctor especially if you had a cesarean because I need to give you a bit of advice. But otherwise, if you are feeling fit and healthy, and you’ve got some advice then we should probably do some yoga. Meredith Chipperton: Yeah. Leila Koren: So, let’s start with something quite simple. Coming up onto the knees and sitting back on the heels just like this. So, this can be done at anytime during the day even your babies they can have a little interact to the baby or if it’s a sleek you can have some nice time to yourself. Okay, so from here, we’re just going to stretch forward and if you need to bring the knees apart. Let the tummy come in between having a nice stretch forward it’s called the salute to the marine, that’s it. It’s really lovely for old arms and shoulders and for the lower back. If your neck hurts you just make two little fists and it rest the head like that. It’s a very relaxing one. And it’s even nice to do just before you go to bed, alright and then just come up and straight from there we can go into a favorite for pregnancy yoga just the cat tilts. So, coming on to the hands and knees, spread the fingers nice and wide. Now, strong arms and shoulders, it can help really support because you’re going to be lifting your baby low and breastfeeding so you need to use all of breast muscles. So, from here, we can inhale, look up, and let the tummy go down the bottom goes up and exhale. Chin on the chest, pushing up off the ground, really opening up the back of the shoulders. So, you just continue that on your thighs. Whatever your breath dictates, you can do it for as long as you like or as should as you like.