Ellie Clarke, yoga teacher and founder of Movement for Modern Life gives her top yoga tips for new mums.
Clarke’s Top 5 yoga tips
Snatch those moments when you can!
Don’t wait until you have the time.
Take a 2 minute pause to stretch and breathe even in those moments you’re running the bath, waiting for the kettle to boil, or at the bus stop. Life is so short and now that you’re a new mum you’ll likely feel busier than ever, so don’t wait for the right time, the time is right now!
Little one having a nap?
These nap moments are your precious minutes. Again, don’t wait until you have an hour or even 20 minutes to get your daily dose of health – just try a 5 minute practice.
You’ll find that this can be the difference between sanity and being run down. It’s amazing the difference a short practice can make in your day. Try our ‘5 Min Super Mum’ class here.
Don’t think you have to focus on your ‘core’.
Yes, it’s an obsession these days and everyone wants to have a flat, toned stomach. But your mental health comes first and is key to thriving as a new mum.
If you need to just sit and meditate, or do 10 minutes of restorative yoga, that can be so much more healthy than any workout.
Legs up the wall is a game-changer.
For all round health, for re-charging, for your back, and for relaxing at the end of an exhausting day.
You don’t need any equipment and it’s so simple to do. Just take your bottom close to the wall and put your legs straight up it. An eye pillow is an immediate upgrade.
Get your baby involved!
Those precious days when your little one is too little to scoot around are so perfect for trying some mum and baby yoga.
You do the yoga and use it as an opportunity to connect with your tiny one. Click here.
For further information on Movement for Modern Life, click here.
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