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What about ‘ME’time?

What about ‘me’ time once your baby is born? Postnatal yoga tips from Veronica Greene. Part 2: a focus on the legs, pelvic floor and their connection.

Now your baby is here, you are keen to get your body back, postpregnancy. Let’s take a closer look at your pelvis and legs: your pelvis is tilted forward, your toes and knees will most likely be turned out to compensate. This equates to dropped, inner arches in your feet, shortened inner thighs and gluteal muscles which have opted out and atrophied over time.

On first inspection, your pelvis, in its overly tilted position, does not lead to a strong pelvic floor. The pelvic diaphragm needs to work in an upward direction to support the internal organs; if it’s not structurally aligned then this will be hard to achieve.

In yoga, we start with the feet. If we strengthen the foot arch then we also strengthen the pelvic floor, however this will have less effect if we don’t realign the tilted pelvis at the same time.

The following routine will strengthen the inner legs and abs, lift the inner arches, lengthen the lower back and reengage glutes and pelvic floor without doing any Kegel exercises!

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Yoga + Tea = Happiness. It’s a simple equation, but in our book, it’s one that works. In this issue of OM magazine, we have a special report on all things tea, that wonderful elixir that will keep you hydrated and happy all day long. There are some magical blends out there for you to try and some wonderful stories behind the brands, so why not make a quick cuppa and explore it all with us this month? We’ve also got lots of great stories on amazing yoga people, such as senior yoga instructor Ruth White, and Ivor Campbell-Davys of YogaFit Retreats. This month, you’ll also find a whole range of other goodies to complement your healthy yoga lifestyle, from yummy recipes and travel ideas, through to spiritual and anatomical insight. Whatever you’re doing, make some time for OM.