A postpartum woman should not exercise for the first four to six weeks after giving birth (make sure to ask your doctor!). I haven't done any yoga myself, although I have thought about doing a few stretches but lack of sleep seems to derail those plans.
Once able to do asanas or the postures of yoga, the article recommends the following:
- Focusing on the abdominals with belly backbends like cobra and locust, which can't be done during pregnancy so I'm very excited to do those again!
- Do "poses that help bring awareness to the torso and engage the muscles include a variety of seated twists" like easy sitting pose with a twist.
- Extended Side Angle and Warrior I Pose are also recommended.
- Once you feel comfortable with the abs, practicing Navasana or boat and plank should be doable and beneficial, according to the article.