In just a few short days I will begin teaching Mommy and Me! Its nice to get back into the swing of yoga, although it definitely didn’t come back to me as quickly as I was hoping. I started teaching prenatal about 2 weeks ago and I am shocked at how much stronger I was during pregnancy! NOT expecting that.9 months pregnant!
A word to other new moms: it takes time! It took 9 months for our bodies to change, and it will probably take that same amount of time to get back into shape. My hips are so weak, my back is sore from wearing a carrier, my shoulders are tight from feeding, and the list goes on! But a few gentle yoga classes and stretches during the day have really helped my body.
A few weeks ago I attempted a yoga session in my basement (i clearly am not in shape to show myself in class, especially if any of my students are there). I go to lift from lunge into a warrior pose and almost fall flat on my face! I had to chuckle at myself and move on.
Take my advice: don’t push too hard, allow your body to heal, and allow yourself to move slowly.Me and Bea enjoying some yoga time together! My little helper preparing me for Mommy and Me!
I’m enjoying my time with Bea too much to stress about ‘getting back into shape.’ I’d rather stare at her face and incorporate her into subtle movements so I can remember this stage! She is already growing up too fast.