Your focus may be on your baby in the post natal period but don’t forget to look after yourself too.
During post natal recovery period, consider….
Practice Conscious Breathing 3-5 times per day.
Shallow breathing and chronic stress promotes inflammation and lowers the immune system. Pausing to slow down your breathing – even a few times a day – will make a difference to your emotional and physical health Windsor Maids.
We’re often dehydrated and this can strip us of energy and contribute to stiffness and brain fog. Upon awakening, and before coffee – prepare distilled water with lemon and a pinch of sea salt – to help restore PH balance and mineral levels.
Early morning ‘slide and glide’ release the body’s tightness and clears both physical toxins and the mind. Try a 3 minute body scan. Followed by 5 minutes of ‘slide and glide’ (cat and shell stretches, thread the needle etc.) And then a 7 minute ‘Power Up’ (tricep dips, squats etc) Builds strength and lifts mood.
Use breakfast to stabilise your energy for the day. Where possible include your favourite mood boosting foods – tofu, eggs, salmon – with your first meal of the day.
10 minutes of light and fresh air
A walk in the park or around the garden. Either alone or with your baby. An opportunity to practice a positive affirmation, or simply boost mood and reconnect with the world.