As with any other style of exercise, it is important that you do not overwork yourself. If you don't usually do much exercise it's important that you slowly work yourself into it. I found Jennifer Wolfe's Prenantal Vinyasa Yoga DVD to conveniently help me do just that. It offers an introductory section on the basic poses and how you can be sure to safely adapt them to your growing body by level of comfort and trimester. The DVD set also features various routine lengths such as 15, 30, 45 & even 75 minute routines. There is even an added partner routine. I like the idea of a partner routine because I think it's a very low impact way to calm your self and bond not only with the growing baby inside you, but also with your partner.
Yoga focuses on stretching and strengthening, breathing, and mental relaxation, making it the perfect tool to prepare for labor and birth. It also focuses on posture which can help many pregnant women alleviate back and neck pain associated with a changing body and weight gain. This routine is specifically designed to not only provide the relaxing qualities of yoga, but also to provide a rigorous workout that will truly prepare those muscles for the task at hand. Often, expecting mothers that practice yoga note that they have a shorter labor, less pain, and fewer medical interventions.
Buy ItYou can get the 2 DVD set (shown above) right now for only $19.95. Keep in mind this includes:
15, 30, 45 & 75 Min. Practices
Safe Modifications for all 3 trimesters
10 Minute Partner Routine with Doug Swenson
5 & 15 Minute Relaxations
Win ItWin your own DVD set in the #PamperedPreggie giveaway happening right here on Going Green with the Grizls from January 18th - February 1st 2013.
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