If you are a beginner or have never done Ashtanga yoga before, you must book to
attend a Mysore class as these are not the traditional guided classes . If you have
a regular Ashtanga Mysore style practice, you are welcome, however we do ask that
you call or email before to let us know you’re coming.
4-6 weeks after giving birth, a mother can do gentle stretches and pelvic floor
exercises. However it is recommended that a woman wait 3 months after giving birth
before resuming a full primary series practice. This waiting period allows the uterus
to shrink without interference and the muscles, ligaments and joints to strengthen
following the pregnancy and birth to avoid injuries. Since Ashtanga Yoga directs
energy upward, wait until all of the lochia has been expelled from your uterus to
avoid causing cramping and prolonged bleeding.
When you do start practicing again, forward bending movements should be deepened
As early as is comfortable, resume the practice of Mula bandha to firm up the perineum
and prevent incontinence. Uddiyana bandha becomes easier to perform as the uterus
shrinks down to its pre-pregnancy size.
If you have had any complications after your caesarean such as an infection, please
talk to your doctor before you begin exercising again.
Normally 8 - 12 weeks is recommended.
The practice of Yoga supports the student to develop an intimate relationship with
their body, and how to treat it with respect. Our teachers work very gently and
closely with all students, giving particularly attention to those with injuries.
Done correctly, Yoga is a perfect supportive remedy for most injuries and conditions.
Sorry, we are separate studios. Please refer to the white pages.
Yoga Om has parking space for up to 10 cars. There is plenty of 3 hour free parking
near Hyde park, which is only a 2 minute walk from Yoga Om. Please do not use the
side streets to park, as it can be very inconvenient for the locals.
We have mats and blankets at Yoga Om. Please bring a small face towel to mop up
sweat where necessary.