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Pregnancy yoga DVD - can anyone recommend one?

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TinaLC Thu 09-Aug-07 09:51:55


I am just about to go on maternity leave and would like to practice some pregnancy yoga every day. Can anyone recommend a DVD which is up to date and reasonably challenging as I have done yoga before (just not in this pregnancy due to job time pressure)

Thanks so much!

MrsBadger Thu 09-Aug-07 10:01:20

no DVD recommendations I'm afraid (I go to a class and practice by myself in between), but at the risk of being shot down in flames may I suggest that pregnancy might not be the time to do challenging yoga, however much you've done before...

RGPargy Thu 09-Aug-07 10:21:46

Plus i think pregnancy yoga is quite different from ordinary yoga - well it was from the one class i've attended anyway....

Luxmum Thu 09-Aug-07 11:52:12

Hello, there doesn't seem to be a great amount out there, I bought one planning to do PILATES every day too, but it was so boring that I only watched it once. Really boring and obvious stretches that i could do myself (like stretching my arms.. duh?). have a look on Amazon, and read all the reviews. Good luck. There might be classes nearby which would be better for you?

GermanGal Thu 09-Aug-07 12:25:43

Hi there
if you've done yoga before, I would recommend to stick to your normal routine. There are surprisingly few asanas that you cannot do during pregnancy (just be careful with twists). I found most information on the Internet and am now back to my old classes, with only a few alterations. Or speak to your old teachers; I'm sure they will help you! I have bought some books on yoga in pregnancy and didn't find them useful at all, since they focus on women who haven't done yoga before.

revelyell Thu 09-Aug-07 17:02:33

hiya. understand what you mean about reasonably challenging tho, i am going to a special antenatal yoga class which hardly felt like yoga at all (but VERY useful for learning good positions for labour). then im going to a pregnancy yoga class at triyoga in london which is just the right level- feel like muscles are getting worked safely.

no dvd recs im afraid but i am now doing a mix at home of the yoga moves in Janet Balaskas' book on 'active childbirth' or some similar title. the moves illustrated in there are exactly like the antenatal yoga class. then i do a few of the moves that i used to do in 'normal' yoga and which they do at the pregnancy class in triyoga so they must be safe for pregnancy.. downward dog (that looks so stupid written doesnt it), sun salutes and all the usual ones that stretch your calves and thighs..

TinaLC Fri 10-Aug-07 08:34:29

Thanks all, I am really grateful for all your replies.

I think based on that advise I will carry on with normal class and just practice at home.

Off to Downward dog......

MrsMcJnr Fri 10-Aug-07 12:33:42

I got a yoga in pregnancy book last night actually, had a quick flick and there seemed quite a few exercises and quite a lot of variety and some good post natal stuff too. I'll check the author and let you know. I too would prefer a DVD. I currently do yoga from a book and it's fine once you've mastered it but it does take a while to read and then try it out!

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