Postpartum Depression: A Calming Yoga Sequence

By
Lacey Ramirez E-RYT-200, M.S.
Restorative Yoga as a complementary treatment for postpartum depression

New parents may expect the first year of their baby’s life to be filled with joy. But what happens if feelings of exhaustion, frustration, and depression dominate our days? Rather than being a cause of shame or a sign of weakness, postpartum depression is a complication of birthing that can be widespread among new parents. This article explores the research and theory behind yoga as a tool for granting new parents permission to heal.

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