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would you do a yoga DVD if you've never really done yoga before?

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emeraldgirl1 Mon 15-Oct-12 11:21:36

I am accustomed to exercise as (pre-preg) I went 3+ times a week to the gym. I also walk a lot so I am generally fit.

My sister gave me a yoga for pregnancy DVD - Tara Lee? - and I really want to try it today.

Do you think it would be OK to try yoga as a novice, when I am 18 weeks pregnant? Obviously I would stop if I felt anything bad.

I have been doing Erin O'Brien's pregnancy fitness DVD and it is great but today I need to be calm and I fancy a stretch.

HarlettOScara Mon 15-Oct-12 11:23:48

I would be worried about injury as you are unaccustomed to the moves so don't know what they should feel like and your ligaments are all softer and more stretchy due to the relaxin levels.

emeraldgirl1 Mon 15-Oct-12 11:40:06

Oh, i hadn't thought of that... was thinking i might just be able to take it quite carefully the first time.

MsElisaDay Mon 15-Oct-12 12:23:40

I'd definitely do it. Pregnancy yoga is gentle and isn't going to do you any harm whatsoever, especially if you've been exercising already.

I started my preg yoga class at 16 weeks, having been nowhere near a yoga class in ages, and I'm finding it absolutely invaluable. It's brilliant for stretching, easing aches and pains, working the pelvic floor, breathing- basically, it's great.

Taking up marathon running or mountain biking for the first time in pregnancy would be daft, but not pregnancy yoga- it's what it's designed for!

emeraldgirl1 Mon 15-Oct-12 12:34:52

Thanks MsElisa - have been looking up amazon reviews of the dvd and it sounds pretty gentle... am off to give it a go... smile

zigwig Mon 15-Oct-12 12:53:33

Let us know how it goes. I was thinking of getting one of these but wasn't sure if it's good or not.

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