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26 Jan 2004

Ceaser, Breestfeeding and Yoga
Hi! Yoga

I would like to know if it's okay to join yoga classes. I had a ceaser four months ago and still breastfeeding.

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01 Jan 0001

Hi Milo – must admit that I had to check this one but according to “A Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasna”: “If the birth is by caesarian section, light stretching for the incised area may start in two weeks because the abdominal area is highly vascularized and heals quickly.” I found no reference in any of the texts I researched regarding breast-feeding and don’t believe it to relevant to the practice of yoga in this instance. Having said this, bear in mind that part of the purpose of yoga is to develop a greater awareness of the physical body with the ultimate arbiter being you. Your body will know what is best for it and will tell you if you listen.
All the best
Chris
PS: the definition of vascular is: “Of, characterized by, or containing vessels that carry or circulate fluids, such as blood, lymph, or sap, through the body of an animal or plant.”
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