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Pregnancy Exercise & Yoga DVDs - best ones?

(5 Posts)
MrsMcJnr Wed 21-Feb-07 16:41:05

Title says it all really - what would you recommend and why? Thanks

TheBlonde Wed 21-Feb-07 17:56:35

Simple Yoga For Pregnancy - would not recommend, v dull, filmed in someone's chintzy (sp?) living room

Prenatal Yoga GAIAM seemed better

Jenniebibs Fri 23-Feb-07 13:09:26

I would really recommend the Active Birth Centre's Yoga for Pregnancy DVD with Janet Balaskas. I have been doing this since Christmas and it has been amazing! Depends what you're after though - it's not very physically challenging - more about relaxing and preparing for birth - but since I started doing it my back pain (which has been a problem for me for about 4 years - was starting to get really worried how I'd cope running round after a LO) has COMPLETELY gone. I credit the Active Birth DVD for that (and my beloved birth ball!)

I've done the DVD twice a week since I got it. It encourages you to focus on your baby, breathing techniques and suggests lots of different positions for active birth.

I love it love it! Can't you tell!!

Possibly the only negative is that it can be quite hard on your knees so I've been doing it with two pillows under my knees as well as the yoga mat. That seems to work OK.

One last thing - you'll need a birth ball for some of the exercises.

Scubes Fri 23-Feb-07 18:07:35


I started a post on this recently as well! I went onto Amazon and bought Pilates in Pregnancy (Lindsey Jackson) and Prenatal Yoga (Shiva Rea). Amazon were doing a cheap deal if you bought both.

Having said that I haven't quite got round to taking the packaging off and doing either of them yet so can't tell you if they are any good If I manage it in the next few days I'll let you know!

OonaghBhuna Fri 23-Feb-07 23:01:31

I used the Shiva Rea DVD I really liked this one cause although it was relaxing there is alittle work involved and the stretches are great especially as the bump grows. I have her Yoga Shakti DVD it is fab but definately not for pregnant women!!! Its tough.

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