Mom and Baby Yoga Benefits

by Elise Bowerman

The Fundamental Preparation for Life with Kids

Physical Benefits

Prevents and relieves physical discomfort by mobilizing and improving posture.

Strengthens the back.

Improves core stability.

Releases tension in the neck and shoulders.

Aids in postpartum repair by strengthening the abdominal muscles (uddiyana bandha) and pelvic floor muscles (mula bandha.)

Increases circulation of energy flow (i.e. blood flow, prana, etc.) 

Increases endurance and stamina

Contributes to toning the body and healthy weight-loss after pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Practice the postures and breathing techniques at home!

Emotional and Spiritual Benefits

Promotes relaxation; decreases stress and anxiety.

Reduces mental fatigue by recharging the mind.

Receive support and connection with other moms in the Metro Detroit area.

  • It’s common to create lasting friendships!
  • You are not alone in all the mixed-up feelings that occur postpartum.

Develop trust in self to care for baby, and one's own needs.

Connect with baby in new ways

  • Eye gazing
  • Infant massage

Check out the general benefits of yoga, too!

Join our Momma and Baby Yoga classes today!

Lastly, read the article posted on Namasté Yoga's site about my personal experience attending Baby and Me Yoga with my son.

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Where did everyone go?

You need more help after birth than before. When you’re pregnant, people open doors, carry things, and smile at how much you glow. Once baby comes, where do all those people go? You’re on your own now, expected to know everything, and take care of your baby like every other mom. As if doing it all yourself is some bullsh*t right of passage. We all love baby, but let’s not forget about mom.

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