Stretching, breathing, centering- are all things that are good for anyone. This is especially true if you are a breastfeeding mom. Your neck and shoulders need the release after being in a breastfeeding position for so many hours a day. Yoga also increases your blood flow and some theorize it can actually help your milk supply (studies are being done).
The great news is that you can do some simple stretches at home with your baby. Here is a great link on stretches that are perfect for new moms. You can also find mommy and me yoga classes here in the Valley. One that I have been to recently was at HA Yoga in Tempe. What makes HA Yoga different is the owner Nikki Brewer is also very much connected to the birth and breastfeeding world. She easily tailors her classes based on what kind of stretching your body needs. And she also offers private classes for labor, birth and breastfeeding.
We are collaborating with HA Yoga to bring you a special yoga event in November just for moms. Check the event page tab to register today.
Do you use yoga stretches to work out your achy shoulders and de-stress?
Where are your favorite places in the Valley for yoga?
One day soon you may be able to do poses like this: