...even today some extremely common postnatal issues are seen as ‘taboo’ subjects. Leaving women confused and frustrated that they’re unable to do the things they used to.
Whether you had your baby 10 weeks ago or 10 years ago, if these side effects aren’t treated correctly they can end up sticking around...
...Impacting everyday life and in some cases leaving you feeling deflated and unhappy with how you both look and feel!
After having my first baby I suffered from diastasis recti and ended up jumping back into exercise too quickly actually worsening my symptoms and injuring my shoulder in the process…
...so after my second baby I wanted to avoid the same mistakes and sought out an approach that would allow me to look & feel my strongest.
I found the information on the internet conflicting and confusing...
...And the more I spoke to other mums the more I was hearing similar stories!
Stories of mental struggles, time struggles and physical struggles that mums aren’t warned about or prepared for.
We are not always warned about the potential for prolapse, diastasis recti or incontinence…
And these common conditions can hold women back from achieving strength & confidence in their bodies and a healthy mindset to enjoy the time with their children.
After recovering physically and mentally I wanted to help other mums that experienced similar issues and struggles...
I partnered with Finola, an incredible Physiotherapist and Pilates teacher, and Strength Through Yoga was born.
Each circuit is designed to take just 25-30 minutes, 3 times a week focussing on core, arms or legs. This ensures a full-body approach to recovery.
Being surrounded by others that understand and share the journey you're on is a great way to stay motivated, get all your questions answered and find new friendships along the way. Our private support community is a place for all that to happen!
Tracking your journey can help you to understand the progress you've made. With this easy to use progress tracker, you can share your thoughts as you undergo this journey and look back on the steps you have taken.
Getting stronger isn't just applied to your body. These mindfulness audios will help you overcome the inevitable stress and anxiety that comes with being a mum. They are designed to help you de-stress whenever needed.
These flows are purposefully designed to provide some pain relief when needed. Whether that's for your lower back, hips or shoulders these flows will give you the ability to carry on with your day after a short yoga flow.
"Women often feel uncertain and overwhelmed when it comes to getting fit after pregnancy. Hannah and Finola have created an ideal guide to support women - not only with regaining physical strength but also with adapting to the complex array of challenges that come with motherhood. I recommend this book as a great companion on any mother's fitness journey"
"There is no doubt that this is an excellent post-natal recovery and rehabilitation programme and can be useful as a basis for a continuing exercise regime.
Yoga is a fantastic way to move and rehabilitate your pelvic floor (and your whole body!) but, as with all exercise, expert advice and instruction will make it safer and more effective. This ebook does just that.
It is well written, detailed but not overwhelming, and very easy to read and follow. It is also designed to be suitable for all mothers, not just those in the immediate post-natal period."
I would recommend this book to many of my clients even before they have delivered their babies. It is comprehensive, easy to read, and informative. Most importantly, it provides them with the exercises that they can do independently, that are targeted to benefit a new mother's hard-working body.
"Stength Through Yoga is an amazing, safe and detailed programme for postpartum care. Its is so wonderful and I believe it can help a lot of women. The cautions are exactly as I recommend to patients and are well placed. All mums should follow this programme to gain a better understanding of the postpartum body. I really enjoyed the book, so much so I would do it myself. That you for letting me read it, I will definitely be recommending this to my clients."
"I am so impressed by this ebook and only wish I’d had it earlier, as I had my son six months ago and had a third-degree tear which left me pretty nervous about what I could and couldn’t do, all while being pretty desperate to get back on the exercise train! But to be honest, the book itself, as incredible as it is, is only the half of it!"
"I've had recurring shoulder and neck pain since my first daughter's birth almost 5 years ago and lower back pain and hip tightness since my second daughter over a year ago. Your ebook lays everything out so clearly and understandably, and even though I went to PT a year ago, I didn't fully understand the whole picture, how to rebuild my core, or the connection to my neck and shoulder pain. I'll be recommending this to all new moms I know. Thank you again!"
Before becoming a yoga teacher, I had a high powered and stressful job in finance where at times I was so busy multitasking I found anchoring my attention a daily struggle.
I had always loved working out in the gym and had assumed yoga wasn’t for me. I could barely touch my toes, I didn’t think I was spiritual enough and I was convinced it wouldn't give me a ‘real' workout.
After my first class, what brought me back to my yoga mat time and time again was the strength I found inside. The way yoga calmed and supported me in my journey through motherhood gave me the passion to help others find their inner and physical strength through yoga. It drove me to share yoga’s incredible benefits and help people switch off from distractions, calm the mind and connect to the present.
I was always interested in exercise and health at school, and so becoming a physiotherapist seemed the obvious career choice.
I qualified nine years ago and since then I have spent a huge amount of time researching the best exercise and health recommendations for my patients.
For me, the most consistent component of health is moderation and variety. In addition, it is key that health combines both mind and body. I find the link between mental and physical health fascinating and this has led me to study it further and incorporate it more into my clinical work.
I am qualified in pilates and was never particularly drawn to yoga. However, after meeting Hannah nearly three years ago and going to her classes, I realised that yoga actually perfectly encompassed the main components I feel are vital to health - strength, mobility, being aware of the present moment, calming the mind, and restoration.
Working with Hannah to build Strength Through Yoga has been personally beneficial to my life in helping me to achieve this healthy balance and to practice what I preach.
Strength Through Yoga is a postnatal eguide that ensures a safe and effective journey to restoring strength, and to support you in both body and mind. It is a 16-week programme that is evidence based, co-written by a physiotherapist and has been reviewed by medical professionals.
Absolutely, the exercises at the beginning of the guide and the information we provide about how to activate your core muscles are specifically designed to address and improve diastasis recti. We have also included watch points throughout the programme to modify certain exercises if you have got diastasis recti, whilst you continue to rebuild your abdominal muscle strength.
This guide is specifically for postnatal women and so we don’t advise it as a prenatal guide. However, watch this space as we will have one out soon.
Once you have purchased you will be able to instantly download the programme. We will also send you a link to be able to access it in the future should you leave the page or forget to download after purchase.
Yes! We have included an Appendix of the exercises to talk you through how to do them with specific watch points for each exercise so that you can get the most out of the guides and modify them to suit your body.
The guide is designed to be dynamic and challenging to get your heart rate up within short HIIT style circuits.
The postnatal guide takes 16 weeks. The first 6 weeks are physiotherapy based exercises to start activating your core muscles and allowing for recovery if you’ve just had a baby. The yoga circuits are then 10 weeks, however this is a guide and so there is always the option to repeat weeks if required.
Each workout takes around 25-30 minutes 3 times per week.
Of course! The guide was designed to be used by all mothers whether you had your baby 10 days ago or 10 years ago!
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