Women must take special care of themselves after giving birth to a child, and many spend a lot of time seeking out effective healing methods. Childbirth classes prepare you for labor, but they usually don't teach you about what happens afterwards. The body continues to change once the baby has been born, and getting past the discomfort and soreness can take time. That's why many new mothers turn to yoga.
After going through labor, women are generally elated to finally meet their new child. However, they also tend to be exhausted, uncontrollably emotional and physically uncomfortable. Vaginal tearing is one main issue – the wound can hurt for weeks and take months to heal. Constipation, as well, plagues many women after delivery, and many are unaware of the abdominal soreness that occurs.
While most doctors will advise that you refrain from physical activity for the first few days, it's important to get back on the horse and start exercising once your body is ready. Yoga poses, though considered by many to be alternative healing methods, can alleviate many of these symptoms. It's also a gentle yet effective way to lose weight gained during pregnancy.