Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yoga for Your Pregnancy

In recent years, yoga has skyrocketed in popularity not only among women looking to get in shape, but pregnant women, as well. “Yoga for Pregnancy” teaches you regular prenatal yoga practices that can give you the energy to truly enjoy your pregnancy, the serenity to build a deeper intimacy with your body, and the ability to be totally present for the miracle of your child’s birth.
One of the benefits of practicing yoga while pregnant is ease from the discomforts of pregnancy including moodiness, shortness of breath, swollen ankles, nausea, indigestion, and insomnia.
Part one of “Yoga for Pregnancy” provides 30 minutes of energizing and strengthening techniques, helping you practice a posture known as gentle flowing to alleviate the discomforts caused by pregnancy, and build strength and stamina for the physical demands of labor. Part two is a 15 minute lesson in relaxation and rejuvenation, teaching you exercises to help you manage your contractions, and meditation techniques to help you stay calm and be able to concentrate during labor.
What makes “Yoga for Pregnancy” different from other prenatal fitness videos on the market is that instead of showing you basic yoga techniques that are safe for pregnant women, it focuses on specific positions and breathing practices that you can really use. It also offers postnatal yoga advice so that you may gently regain your strength and flexibility six weeks after your baby is born. As an added bonus, several articles from Yoga Journal and Lamaze Parents magazine are also included on the DVD-Rom.
Happy relaxation!

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