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Inspiring New Moms for Postpartum Yoga on This International Yoga Day

December 3, 2020

Delivering a baby is tough but worth the pain. However, you don’t have to carry those extra kilos for the rest of your life. Cloudnine helps you lose your postpartum weight with tips on Yoga this International Yoga Day. For a woman, the biggest challenge after pregnancy is to lose weight to get back in shape and feel healthy. For this, they prefer to join a gym.

However, joining a gym seems to be a good option, but adopting yoga can do wonders because it is said that gym transforms the body, but yoga transforms life. Yoga helps new moms to regain the confidence by rejuvenating body, mind, and soul. It is something that helps people to rediscover and reconnect with themselves. Yoga helps you access the hidden energy reserves buried deep inside the body.

Nothing can define yoga well as this quote does:

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” ~ The Bhagavad Gita.

Take a glance at some best postpartum Yoga exercises along with their benefits:

Locust Pose (Salabhasana)

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Benefits:

Locust pose helps in strengthening the deep back muscles, improving body posture, relieving lower back, and upper body strain.

Tiger Pose (Vyaghrasana)

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Benefits:

Tiger Pose aka Vyaghrasana is one of the most effective postpartum Yoga exercises as it:

  • Helps in reducing weight
  • Relieves from back pain
  • Rejuvenates sexual organs
  • Tones up muscles of legs, arms, and shoulders
  • Improves digestions

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

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Benefits:

Lower back pain after delivery is the most common problem that a woman suffers. Cobra pose – Bhujangasana is highly effective at relieving lower back pain. Further, it tones up abdomen, strengthens spine, and improves blood & oxygen circulation to the pelvic region.

Pigeon Pose (Kapotasana)

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Benefits:

Kapotasana, i.e., Pigeon pose:

  • Tones up hips, thighs, and leg muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Relieves from stress and anxiety

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

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Benefits:

Triangle pose is the best yoga exercise for new moms as it helps in reducing belly fat. Further, it strengthens lower body, arms, chest, spine, and also improves the body balance.

After highlighting some postpartum yoga exercises, now, try to understand the importance of the International Yoga Day.

Importance of International Yoga Day

Today, entire world celebrates 21st June as the International Yoga Day. Consequently, people who were not aware of the exceptional benefits of doing Yoga have now inclined towards it.

Well, the credit goes to the honorable PM of India Mr. Narendra Modi, who first proposed this idea during his maiden speech at the UNGA. He had asserted, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, it’s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature. It embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well-being.”

Now, take a look at the motive behind urging to declare 21st as an International Yoga Day:

Objective of International Yoga Day

  • To spread the awareness across the world about the phenomenal benefits of yoga.
  • To spread the peace by connecting people for the best interest of the world and society.
  • To reduce health problems to make the world happier and healthier.

On 21st June, being a responsible citizen of India, takes a vow to inspire new moms for postpartum Yoga. Take this initiative to make the day a grand success and contribute towards building a healthy society and country.

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