If you’re like most new mamas, it may seem impossible to find time for yourself with a new baby in the house. The smallest tasks seem monumental and making it into the shower may feel like the biggest accomplishment of your life.
The first year of a baby’s life is an intense time full of joy, exhaustion, worry and change. Try to carve out a few minutes each day for caring for yourself. Moms who focus on prioritizing self-care for themselves, often feel more balanced, happy and feel as though they can cope with stress more effectively. Be good to yourself.
- New Baby Overwhelm with Jo Tastula: A restorative practice supporting moms (and dads) on those days where caring for a new baby seems overwhelming. Brief meditation, reclined cobblers pose, twists, reclined legs up the wall. Finishing with body tapping and an energy sweep. Props Needed: A blanket and wall space.
- Postpartum Meditation with David Wagner: Whether you feel on top of the world, exhausted or in a time of recovery, enter into a practice of deep rest and positive affirmation for the special time after your baby is born. Give yourself permission to take time and connect with your new reality. Know that this is a temporary state, so feel yourself embracing and honoring your body as a vessel and where you are today. Props Needed: A blanket. Props Suggested: A bolster.
- Stretch & Support for Breastfeeding with Carole Westerman: You’ve been holding the baby for hours taking care of their every need. Now it’s time to take care of you! A short practice that will allow you to come back to yourself, while offering the stretches and support you need on your breastfeeding journey. You are not alone in the challenges and fatigue you may be facing. Your time is precious, so find a strap and let’s get started. Props Needed: A strap.
- While Baby Naps with Claire Missingham: A fantastic little ‘While the baby naps’ class focused on bringing you back to your centre line physically and mentally. Zip back up the rectus abdominals and open your chest to release tension from the shoulders and neck from carrying and feeding. Make the most of the moment!
- Super Chill “You Deserve It” Class with Stephanie Snyder: This post natal class is completely restorative. You will need a blanket, bolster – or couch cushion and a strap. This is a super chill class for you, you deserve it!