Following a difficult pregnancy in my early 20s Jenny found herself significantly overweight, weighing 220 pounds at almost 5’4″. She was unhappy, unhealthy, and discovering how truly difficult losing weight after pregnancy can be!
A 104 pound weight loss later gave her a second chance at life–without the use of surgery or pills.
Jenny feels very strongly that yoga, when practiced regularly, is one of the most effective exercises to rejuvenating your body, losing weight, and feeling empowered and strong after the birth of a child. Regardless of whether you practice at home or join us at Folly Beach Island Yoga, yoga will tone the entire body. The abdominal wall is toned from the inside as well as out. This leads toward a flatter, firmer stomach as those abs begin to act as a girdle pulling inward. Arms are naturally toned in the holding and transitioning between poses with additional sculpting of the glutes (butt) and thighs. It also helps you to shave visual weight off by improving your posture naturally.
I say this because it’s so easy to get intimidated in this world of airbrushed fitness models and plastic surgery. Start where you are. You don’t need to be able to bend yourself into a pretzel or be an Instagram star to begin this journey. Yoga should never be intimidating, and it should be a very personal and achievable experience.
Interested in a postpartum specific yoga experience? Contact us for a private yoga training phone consultation.
*The opinions expressed on this website and not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment advice. You should consult with a medical doctor to determine if you are ready and able to begin any fitness or weight loss regime.