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What about ‘me’time?

What about ‘me’ time once your baby is born? Postnatal yoga tips from Veronica Greene. Part 1: focus on the chest, back and abdominals

Congratulations, your baby has been born! You are relieved, excited, apprehensive but mostly exhausted! You were really looking forward to getting your body back but even though the baby bump is no longer there, you still don’t recognise the person you once were.

That’s not just the physical you but also the emotional you.

The past nine months were spent looking after yourself and the bump inside your tummy. If you’re a first time mum then you had all the time in the world to pamper yourself and, if not, you still would’ve managed some ‘me’ time.

Now the focus has swiftly shifted from you, the expectant mother, to this beautiful bouncing baby bundle. You’re exhausted and no wonder - the strain of nine months of pregnancy, not to mention childbirth are very apparent.

You stand in front of the mirror and assess the ‘damage’ from the front, back and sides.

Many people don’t like what they see; others simply don’t recognise what they see. Let’s look closer beyond the extra pounds which will go, with time, and shouldn’t be the main reason to undertake any postnatal exercise.

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Welcome to the June issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine. Keep your practice fresh and alive this summer with your monthly dose of yogic inspiration from us. Inside, you’ll find lots of incredible people with amazing stories to tell, plus plenty of practical anatomy and yoga instruction to feed both body, mind and soul. And the meditations, good vibes and spiritual enlightenment are all packed inside too. Get your stretch on with OM, then afterwards pour yourself a nice cup of mint tea and take some time out with us to inspire you on your epic, unfolding, personal yoga journey. Have a great month, folks. See you on the mat soon!

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