Stressed out? Anxious? Low mood in the middle of the day?
What about feeling tired, or sluggish?
How about the control and strength you have in your core?
And for the fast paced people out there - I don't mean meditation.
Most of the time the breaths we take in daily living don’t provide any of the beautiful effects that they are designed...
It’s a big topic these days, and in a culture where phrases like “go hard or go hard home” and “bounce back” are the norm, it’s refreshing to see the conversation about depletion open up.
All humans, regardless of whether or not they have had a baby, have a capacity for what is know as total physiological load.
After working for so many years now in post natal exercise, I’ve noticed some patterns.
And so it occurred to me recently that every day I am asked the same basic question.
It goes something like this:
There are other versions of this question, such as; "how long do I need to wait before I can run/do pump classes/rock climb...
"Most mums would be recommended surgery for a 4 finger abdominal separation postpartum. This is why I wanted to share how I healed it completely in 6 months! See I had abdominal separation for over 3 years after the birth of our first baby.
It took me only a few months to heal a 2 finger separation once I began my recovery with Kristy Ahale, from The Postpartum Method after our first baby.
This time, I am 8 months postpartum and have healed my abdominal separation! I cannot tell you...
A gorgeous lady that I’ve been working with came to me because what had started as light bladder leakage a few months ago, was turning into the first signs of pelvic organ prolapse.
Her youngest (of 2) had just turned 3, and she had kept up her fitness, running, doing pump classes and going to the gym.
Panicked at the experiences she was now having (bulging, heaviness, issues with the toilet) she came to me for a more therapeutic approach to exercise.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition during pregnancy that involves compression of the median nerve due to the tunnel space narrowing, swelling or inflammation.
It’s worth knowing if you have wrist pain during pregnancy and beyond, you may not automatically have carpal tunnel syndrome.
In fact quite often, generalised wrist pain is a symptom of hormonal changes and joint laxity.
When the passive structures around a joint (in this case the wrist)...
It can feel like you’re doing all the right things. You’re eating well, you’re doing cardio, you’ve even got an ‘ab’ routine.
And yet somehow, your stomach muscles don’t seem to be quite doing their job right ever since you had kids.
You don’t really know why.
You just see a protruding belly (and maybe some occasional back pain or bladder leakage) and feel frustrated.
But you know what? It...
Pelvic floor exercise for the post partum woman has evolved dramatically - even in just the last few years.
If you're still having core control issues - whether you just had a baby, or whether your baby now has babies of their own - consider these 10 steps as an essential part of your training:
There's a lot of information out there teaching us to treat our pelvic floor like...