For example, when we need to stabilize the spine for daily activities (as well as yoga asanas
), in the case of the cesarean cut, the female Student tends to avoid using abdominals and recruits the back muscles instead which leads to back pain.
In addition, the smaller, lower portion of the gluts (butt muscles) is used 'over-time' in order to stabilize the weak pelvis—which leads to the atrophy of the larger butt muscles—which leads to "saggy bottom" or "heart-bottom syndrome"—which women think is not very cool at all.
If you think the post-cesarean-section trauma
is leading you (or your yoga students) to losing your ability to coordinate the abdominal wall to stabilize the spine, and therefore you're experiencing back pain, as a solution I prescribe modified Hot Yoga practice (especially the standing postures) 3-4 days a week, combined with:
- Attention directed to using the abdominal lift during the Hot Yoga practice (belly button in, or as I call it a mild uddhiyanabandha.)
- In addition, I would recommend a couple of abdominal-stability exercises to be performed at home, 5 minutes daily.
Both of those points you'd need to discuss with me or with your yoga teacher in person. Hope this helps; your comments and questions are welcome! My email address can be found below.