Postpartum Pooch: A Yoga Sequence for Diastasis Recti

By
Ellen Huang Saltarelli
woman practicing yoga for diastasis recti

Diastasis recti is the vertical splitting of the rectus abdominus muscle, the muscle that produces the iconic “washboard abs” or “six-pack” along its centerline. To some degree, it occurs in all women during pregnancy and can be measured using finger widths. At the end of pregnancy, my diastasis was three finger widths. With the focused work shown in this series, it is now one finger width.

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