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Remember that when you are pregnant be sure to consult your doctor or midwife before starting any exercise program.
Prenatal Yoga with Desi Bartlett
Desi Bartlett is the creator and instructor of Yoga for Beginners, 3-in-1 Total Body Fitness, and Dance and Be Fit: Latin Groove. Upon her own pregnancy, she took the opportunity to create Prenatal Yoga with Desi Bartlett. Having worked with many expectant mothers and then becoming one herself, she teaches on this DVD gentle and safe yoga practice for pregnancy.
Prenatal Yoga with Desi Bartlett is designed to be used at any point during pregnancy, however modifications are available to anyone feeling the need for more physical support and careful movement (especially during the third trimester). In fact, in the Bonus Features you will find a section of the workout completely modified using a folding chair for support (which is mentioned in the regular workout, but you can get greater instruction on this modification in the special feature).
The only thing I didn’t like about this DVD is that she teaches from a round yoga mat. Anyone following this exercise is going to be using a normal rectangular yoga mat. Therefore at times it can be tricky to figure out which direction to face based on your yoga mat. It does seem that if your yoga mat is laid out horizontal to your TV that it will be easier to follow than if you do so vertically.
The exercise is gentle, though a bit challenging in the last section. Fortunately, you can customize the DVD to you.
Meditation (2 minutes)
Floor Sequence (10 minutes)
Standing Sequence (20 minutes)
Floor Restoratives (10 minutes)
Savasana and Closing Meditation (3 minutes)
The last two sections require additional exercise equipment:
– A blanket (for cushioning)
– 2 yoga blocks (for support)
Practicing Prenatal Yoga with Desi Bartlett on DVD is an excellent way to keep up strength and flexibility. This exercise is great for adjusting to your ever changing body during pregnancy and essential for enduring childbirth.
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The winner will be chosen January 26th and contacted via e-mail for their mailing addresses. US entries only, please. Good Luck!