Pro-tip: Getting the Most Out of Your Elliptical Workout in Postpartum

In our book, no exercise is off-limits in postpartum. HOWEVER, doing an exercise safely within your current strength range and progressing well is the key to making it work for you. ‍ Ready to get back to elliptical training? Here are a few tips to keeping your postpartum recovery moving along while you work on that endurance (ehem...which we neeeeeed to chase around these little bear cubs all day long! ?) ‍ ? Lean ...

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The 6 Biggest Weight-loss & Health Mistakes New Moms Make (and How To Avoid Them)

We totally understand the desire to get back to feeling strong and fit after having a baby. However, when it comes to weight loss after having a baby, there are many factors at play. When you have a new and growing baby, you’re dealing with a host of life changes beyond just the care of your little one. Things like: * Irregular sleep    * Constantly changing schedules    * Fluctuating hormones    * Roller ...

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The 5 Postpartum Moves You Don’t Want to Skip

If you've been around us long enough, you know we encourage new moms to move as soon as possible after giving birth. But what do you do?? We have you covered. Check out these five essential moves to help you realign and recenter after giving birth. 1- Productive Rest - The most productive rest is with electronics off, your body still and your breath full. When you prioritize rest, your body has more ...

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Pro-Tip: Start moving BEFORE 6 Weeks Postpartum

GASP! Yes, we said it. The current standard of waiting until you have ‘the green light’ to exercise at 6 weeks is doing a serious disservice to new moms. Now, before we get all kinds of emails, let us be clear that we DIDN'T say ‘go to cross-fit’ or ‘go running’ or 'do what you were doing pre-pregnancy' before 6 weeks. What we DO mean is that simply moving your body, ...

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tales?

Don’t go outside with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold. Feed a cold, starve a fever. Cows lie down when it’s going to rain. You’ve likely heard tons of old wives’ tales in your lifetime. Whether true or not, these little nuggets of information worm their ways into our brains and get stuck. There are old wives’ tales for everything - health, animals, food, even pregnancy. How well do you know your ...

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Two At-home Postpartum Rituals to Speed Up Your Postpartum Healing

Body Brushing and Oiling To Revitalize and Nourish When I learned about body oiling and brushing as part of an Ayurvedic approach to the postpartum period, I put them to use in my weeks, months (and now, even years) after my second baby. I knew I had found two very simple practices that would become a foundation in my self-care. They feel amazing and oh-so grounding. First, let's talk about what these ...

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How-To: Belly Wrapping in Postpartum

Belly wrapping is an Ayurvedic practice that supports a mother's core/belly restabilization as a means to re-balancing the Vata dosha. For core and belly restabilization, and for balancing the Vata dosha as well as many other functions of the body, Ayurveda espouses a practice of belly wrapping, also referred to as belly binding. Ready to get started? Watch the video demonstration on how to wrap your belly. If you want to know ...

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Why Belly Wrapping Can Change Your Postpartum Recovery

Belly Wrapping If we're looking at postpartum healing through an Ayurvedic lens, we say that giving birth is a major release of life force. With the baby no longer inside the mother, there’s excess space and air in the body. Organs have also shifted, skin is stretched and things inside have a lot more room than needed. Therefore, there's an excess of Vata dosha. Postpartum moms often experience problems with digestion, gas, ...

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