Postpartum Core Recovery & The Glutes
Did anyone else have a baby and notice, not only is your tummy pooching or straight squishy, but your butt fell off, never to be seen or heard from again? #mombum
The first step to post partum core retraining is to release non-optimal postural strategies. "Mom bum" is a postural strategy we develop during:
Here's the thing: a Tight Muscle is a Weak Muscle.
Before you can restore the core you must restore your posture and release the glutes!
Are you a glute clencher?
Yes to any of above:
It may be helpful to employ some trigger point glute release with a soft massage ball, or tennis ball (pic 2). Add in some nice chest openers at the end of each night and before any exercise.
Remind yourself throughout the day to sit back into your heels. "Blossom" and relax that bum and breathe!
An invite for mamas looking for online core recovery while the wee one naps - join my waitlist today for January classes. Class will be with other sleepy mamas 3 days a week, where will gain back core strength, continence, confidence and our bums. 30-40mins classes $60 for the month. Pm me or click the link in my bio and join the list!
Sara Bylo is an ongoing student of Yoga. Specifically, the non-sectarian teachings from Baba Hari Dass through the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga (in Ashtanga Yoga with the roots in practical Hatha yoga )