Postnatal Yoga: Surrendering to Transformation

By
Lacey Gibson Ramirez RYT-200
Young yoga student and mom with new baby at home

The morning after returning home from the hospital, I rested on my yoga mat marveling at the transformation that had occurred. After giving birth, I felt as though I had flown off to the moon and landed in a stranger’s body. I had spent nine months growing accustomed to the little body kicking inside of mine. Then suddenly, it was a separate living, breathing, crying, and cooing being. The physical changes I had undergone to create life were only just beginning to unravel as I lay in the Relaxation Pose (Savasana) that was my postnatal yoga practice that morning.

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