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I would recommend waiting until postpartum bleeding has stopped before resuming any yoga practice. As a midwife, I think it's also important to get advice about how to slowly and gently strengthen the pelvic floor before doing any asana that compresses the abdomen and can potentially push the organs down and thru the floor. Uterine, urethral, and rectal prolapse are real concerns, possibly moreso for women who are having their babies at a later age, even yoginis!


i've had 3 babies, practiced (and taught) throughout all my pregnancies and begun practice again within a day or so of giving birth. i have a strong, committed practice, but i have found each time that the profound transformation of pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum period allows me to soften off, drop the striving and actually experience in a visceral, body-based way, the path/ultimate "goal" of yoga - union. it seems to me that that is what sarah is talking about...and far from it being "non-specific mumbo-jumbo", it is an excellent recipe for practice with a small child x


this blog is very nice


Really, what a load of non-specific mumbo jumbo. Not at all helpful. And I'm a fan of yoga which I've practiced for 8 or 9 years. I've just become a mum of twins and am looking for practical advice, not joyous stories of forward bends on the deck and 'living the practice' through mindful baby nursing.

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