Maintaining your self-care after baby is born is a necessity. At times you may feel the lack of free time is making your self-care practice impossible. However, it is so important to pamper yourself, so you may be fully available and present with your new baby, partner, and your family.
- Breath – Mindfulness – Meditation
– Focus on your breath, be present, and allow all of the thoughts racing through your head float on by. Coming back to your breath.
– You may practice mindfulness with your breath at any point during your day.
– Put on your belly band for added support.
– Deepen your breath from your abdomen and watch it rise to your throat, third eye, and out of the crown of your head. Hold the breath for a count of 4. Deepen the exhale to match your inhale. Allow the light to fall from source to the crown of your head, and release down to your core. Hold the breath for a count of 4. And repeat. Start with 5 minutes, and increase gradually to an hour.
– Mantras are a great tool to incorporate into your meditation practice or throughout your day. Your little one won’t stop crying? Hold, and comfort your baby while meditating. This connects both of you to source, and is soothing on a cellular level.
– The sound of Om, is the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature. This slows down the nervous system and calms the mind.
– Your reality is what you perceive to be true. Your thoughts, spoken word, and your actions form your manifestations, which dictates your reality.
– Vocalize what you want. Act in love and positivity.
– The universe is listening, and you are in control.
– Relinquish fear, manifest your dream reality, and watch as the evidence pours in.
– I am Infinite, Sacred, Love.
– I am grateful, I am happy and loved.
– I beautiful. I am healthy. I am light.
– I proceed with grace and peace.
– My family and I are connected to source.
– I am aligned with the higher vibration.
3. Fuel your body to fuel your mind.
– Eat soups with whole foods, being foods that are close to their natural form as possible.
– For non-vegetarians, bone broth is a great way to give your body nutrients and collagen to heal your body.
– Drink plenty of water, about a gallon/day, to ensure your body is operating at it’s peak potential.
– Remember your Postpartum Belly Band during exercising!
– Walking. Begin with a stroll around the neighborhood, and work up to a longer power walk. This gets you out of the house and into nature for fresh oxygen.
– Yoga. This practice is a great way to align your body, mind, and heart. A few beneficial postures during recovery are plank, cat/cow, and chair pose.
– Massaging with essential oils, like lavender and eucalyptus, is another integral part of the postpartum healing process.
– Massage helps organize tissue and scatter stagnant blood while at the same time encouraging fresh blood flow to the area.
– This care will also reduce the chances of internal adhesions.
– Essential oils provide the body with the nutrients it needs to reduce scars and stretch marks.