A pregnant woman’s weight naturally goes up during those nine months. The baby develops in the womb and accounts for a significant portion of the woman’s weight gain. She consumes more food than she normally would, since part of what she eats is used to nourish the developing fetus. Most women find that they start losing weight after pregnancy in a gradual process, since their eating habits get back to normal and the baby is out. However, a woman does not need so much of fat after childbirth. Its presence only alters the shape and size of her body. According to studies, postpartum weight leads to depression and lack of self-confidence in many cases.
If you belong to such a category of new moms, you must consider postpartum weight loss. You may consider it as something very difficult or near-to-impossible. You are right, but only to some extent. The fact is that you can easily come back to your pre-pregnancy weight and body size. You need to eat right and stay active, to assist nature to do it for you. You may find the postpartum weight loss process to be quite slow.
If you fancy trying out yoga but don’t have the time to make it to a class, or you practice yoga and just want a simple sequence of moves to follow when you have some time to spare, read on. Devised by personal trainer Jane Wake, this easy-to-follow routine will have you feeling refreshed, revitalized and flexible in no time!
Walk around for five to 10 minutes to get your body moving before you start the following sequence. Use your breath to focus, and stay centred and warm. Always hold a strong spine, connecting to your deep abdominals all the time. Go through each pose with three to four slow breaths, once through on each side.