I did my third yoga class since the c section this past Saturday. The first I did 4 weeks postpartum. I am a yoga instructor and very intune with my body. I did a Baptiste style power class and did headstand leg lifts. It felt great. I was very modified and took it super easy.
I did my third yoga class at 8 weeks postpartum on Saturday and I am so sore. I can really feel the plank work in my abdominal area. I have always had weak abdominals. After 2 c sections, I feel the work but I don't feel any weaker from it.
What I feel as a stark difference in my practice is the lightness. I have none. I feel like a brick when I felt light as a feather before. I was light in my bones and in my mind. It takes time to feel this or to get back here. I had forgotten the difference. It's a practice.
I you want to feel like a bird in class and not like a dump truck, stick with it. The lightness comes and it has nothing to do with weight.