How to Do the Tree Pose in Postpartum
Let’s R E S E T your Tree Pose to help you truly engage the core, pelvic floor and hips in this powerful yoga pose.
Tree Pose, love it or fear it? This challenging standing asana is about connection, posture and balance NOT competition, but it can sometimes feel like we have “something to prove” in positioning the foot as high on the standing leg as possible. Let’s ⚡️R E S E T your Tree Pose to really activate your core and build hip strength!
,Tree pose (Vrksasana in Sanskrit) focuses on balance and hip-core integration. When arms are extended overhead, the work on the upper body, and increased balance demand, is also substantial. When at home, following along with a video or in a group yoga class, we may be tempted to mimic another person’s Tree Pose and focus on placing the foot as high as possible and extending arms fully, regardless of hip and leg positioning. This can often causes us to compromise the pose and not get the hip, core and pelvic floor benefits of Tree Pose we could enjoy with better foot placement and core activation.
Follow along with Laura to understand how tree pose should feel in YOUR body before your next yoga session!
?POLL: Do you do tree pose with your foot on the floor, ankle, calf or thigh? ?It’s different for everyone!
How to Do the Tree Pose Correctly in Postpartum
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When Can I Run, Jump & Lift Weights In Postpartum?
When do you “graduate” from postpartum workouts and know you’re ready for heavy lifting, high impact and more intensity? Here’s how to know.
A quick google of the term “postpartum…”
What? don’t pretend you don’t google medical stuff, too!
A quick google of the term “postpartum” will have your head spinning.
Are you postpartum for the 6 weeks before your postpartum checkup?
Are you postpartum for the first 3 months after baby is born, aka the “fourth trimester?”
Are you postpartum for the year of infancy, about 12 months?
Or maybe you’ve encountered the #postpartumisforever trend on social media encouraging women to embrace the changes in their body, however long they may last?
When you move onto high-intensity training depends more on how you feel and less about the exact timeline since your little people were born.
Some mamas might feel ready to lift weights but not jump. Others might love running but feel back pain while attempting to lift heavy.
Understand your body is giving you feedback and use that feedback to adust intensity or exercises according to your needs that day.
Your best best? A qualified coach like our pal Reena Parekh, mama of 2 and co-creator of the Mama Reset Run Well program in our Membership.
Laura sat down for a chat with Reena about moving from mat work to barbells, jumping and running.
Learn the best way to start adding intensity and impact to your workouts, how to know when you’ve pushed too far and what “level” of core training is appropriate for you!
(Hint: when you’re ready to return to running or join that barbell class you’ll still need the core & pelvic floor training, moblility and strength work to support those new routines! Where better to get those supportive workouts than Mama Reset?)
Returning to high-intensity exercise and weightlifting in postpartum with Guest Expert Reena Parekh
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