This adapted postnatal Sun salutation increases your strength and
stamina while preparing you to move into, or resume, more classic
yoga poses. Without discontinuing your relaxed stretches on the
floor, the time may now be right for you to expand these gentle
movements into a regular practice of postures that increase your
energy and enjoyment of life, day by day. Make sure you remain
centered and balanced with your baby in this new vitality.
Place your baby in a safe position near you.
Stand tall in a steady Mountain pose with your
feet only slightly apart and your arms straight at
your sides. Breathe freely and center yourself.
Inhale, join your hands in Prayer mudra, and raise
your arms above your head. Avoid arching your
lower back and keep the back of your neck
extended. Stretch from heels to fingertips
as you breathe out.
Use this flowing sequence of
stretches and Forward bends to
move gracefully and easily, keeping
an uplift in your lower back at all
times. Proceed at your own pace,
practicing one pose at a time and
relaxing between steps at first if
this approach feels easier.
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