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BuddhaBellies - Yoga for Pregnancy DVD

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  • Actors: Nicole Croft
  • Directors: Rory Hinds
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Mine Films Ltd.
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Aug. 2007
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V5EMTY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,173 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Yoga is the perfect exercise for your birth preparation as it helps strengthen the body, enhances flexibility and calms the mind. Inspired by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, Nicole Croft, author of the Good Birth Companion, has designed the sequences in this DVD to emphasise the breath, gravity and spinal alignment, all of which are essential for a comfortable pregnancy and positive labour. 'Buddhabellies - Yoga for Pregnancy DVD' will help you to feel confident, relaxed and prepared during birth and is a wonderful opportunity for you to practice with an experienced teacher in the comfort of your own home.

This DVD offers practice workouts of varying lengths, all of which emphasise postural alignment and flexibility, strengthening the body's fitness in preparation for labour. Regular yoga practice is proven to quiet the mind and improve agility and strength, making it the perfect way to prepare for birth. The DVD is suited to all stages of pregnancy beyond 14 weeks and begins with an empowering introductory sequence covering the importance of being active during birth.

Nicole Croft is a practicing doula, Active Birth Centre associate and qualified yoga for pregnancy teacher with over 12 years of experience. She is the author of the Good Birth Companion, published in 2011 by Vermilion, and the director of BuddhaBellies, an antenatal and postnatal centre in Oxfordshire that runs classes, workshops and a website to prepare mothers for birth and beyond. She lives with her husband and young family near Oxford. Their three children were all born in very different ways; at home, in water and by caesarean.

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Inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, Nicole offers a wonderful introduction to Yoga for Pregnancy with three guided sequences. These are of varying lengths and adapted to suit different stages of pregnancy from 14 weeks to full term. Beautifully filmed, Nicole elegantly demonstrates the postures while 6 months pregnant, with clear background instructions. The timing is very good and one really gets the feel of the flow of the asanas guided and facilitated by the all important breath. The DVD aims to empower and help mums to be at all stages of pregnancy, offering a simple to follow guide which can easily and safely be used at home. Excellent. --Yoga and Health Magazine

Buddha Bellies is a nurturing, informative and relaxing pregnancy yoga DVD. It is also, in my view, a crucial step towards achieving an active birth. I did the intermediate session (a handy 45 mins) every day for the last six weeks of my pregnancy and I m sure it was a major component in my achieving the birth I wanted - in water, without any medical intervention. I think Nicole is that rare thing in pregnancy yoga - someone who really knows her stuff but who wears her knowledge lightly, always putting the postures first. I can t recommend this DVD more highly. --Annie Mills
--Annie Mills

Buddha Bellies is a nurturing, informative and relaxing pregnancy yoga DVD. It is also, in my view, a crucial step towards achieving an active birth. I did the intermediate session (a handy 45 mins) every day for the last six weeks of my pregnancy and I m sure it was a major component in my achieving the birth I wanted - in water, without any medical intervention. I think Nicole is that rare thing in pregnancy yoga - someone who really knows her stuff but who wears her knowledge lightly, always putting the postures first. I can t recommend this DVD more highly. --Annie Mills

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By F. Mcknight on 25 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
I have been using this dvd for the last 3 months of my pregnancy but wish I had found it before ... The yoga is simple enough for the beginner, which I was, but because there are three different sessions it never gets boring. It also really helped with my back pain. I cannot recommend this highly enough - I'll be buying it for all my pregnant friends. A truly inspirational dvd.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Simpson on 6 Oct. 2007
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Having been nauseated by the last yoga video i bought, i was glad to find Nicole Croft's DVD during my latest pregnancy. She was a godsend during my last few months when i practiced the intermediate session several times per week. The sessions are well shot and executed and the voiceover is calm and relaxing, guiding you through the poses at a comfortable pace. I really felt physically in control of my contractions when it came to the birth in part due to the confidence that my yoga preparations had given me, of which this DVD played a large part. I bought 2 more copies for friends.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Axio on 11 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
I was practicing yoga before pregnancy so I got several prenatal yoga dvds to help me continue the practice after I became pregnancy. Unfortunately I found this one the dullest and uninspiring. As some of the previous reviews have also mentioned, the voice in this dvd leading you through the practice is so flat and almost robotic that almost seemed she was also bored or something! The practice itself is ok - calm and not very challenging. But along the practice there isn't much explanation on the benefits or purpose of certain postures, either. So I felt like basically I'm just following a dull and flat voice through different postures. And because of the overall 'cold' atmosphere throughout, I don't particularly enjoy the practice, either. If you're thinking about getting one or a couple of pregnancy dvds, I'd suggest you skip this one and go for either Shiva Rea's or Tara Lee's -both are great and actually complement each other (to me at least), plus both are doing a great job making you more aware of your practice with a baby inside and of the benefits of certain postures that could be useful in labour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jigglypuff on 25 April 2012
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I've always practised a lot of yoga during my pregnancies and this is one of the best DVDs I've come across to replace proper classes which I can't attend now due to knee problems.

It's well written and designed, not patronising, it's not all artsy and full of tacky music; it's just a simple selection of yoga workouts designed for any level of experience and clearly labelled for each stage of pregnancy. Nicole is easy to follow and offers easier positions for people who might find some of the stretches uncomfortable. You don't need a lot of fancy equipment - a yoga mat is helpful but you could substitute it for a simple blanket if you're practising on carpet. She does use a strap at points but the same effect is easily achievable with something like a tie or a scarf.

The breathing and relaxation techniques are a really helpful tool for labour and it's easy enough to practice for 30 minutes or so a day if you can find the time. Highly recommended :)
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Catherine S. Simpson on 18 Oct. 2007
Format: DVD
Nicole's yoga DVD has been an indispensable part of my pregnancy, alongside her weekly classes. The DVD allows you to choose between 3 practice session ranging in duration and ability.
Following Nicole's clear and concise instruction allows you to follow a practice session with ease whilst experiencing an enhanced attunement with one's ever changing body and mind throughout this life changing time.
The filming assists you in seeing postures clearly with an additional image in the corner of the screen that highlights specific areas of focus or alternatives to the main posture shown.
I would highly recommend this DVD to any woman in pregnancy. I can only hope that there is a post natal DVD in the pipeline!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CW on 15 May 2008
Format: DVD
I bought this DVD on the back of the reviews it had received on Amazon and I have not been disappointed. The DVD is clear, well paced and, thankfully, doesn't have the typical yoga music on it.
I thoroughly recommend it, mostly because of the choice of the workouts. It has workouts of varying lengths to fit in with your busy, or not so busy, day.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. Sill on 6 Mar. 2008
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Inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, Nicole offers a wonderful introduction to Yoga for Pregnancy with three guided sequences. These are of varying lengths and adapted to suit different stages of pregnancy from 14 weeks to full term. Beautifully filmed, Nicole elegantly demonstrates the postures while 6 months pregnant, with clear background instructions. The timing is very good and one really gets the feel of the flow of the asanas guided and facilitated by the all important breath. The DVD aims to empower and help mums to be at all stages of pregnancy, offering a simple to follow guide which can easily and safely be used at home. Excellent. Yoga & Health magazine.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hanna on 22 Oct. 2008
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I bought this along with another yoga-dvd and two pilates dvds. I haven't done any yoga before but have been quite active before my pregnancy (this is 3rd one, so I know why the exercise matters throughout pregnancy as well..).

This dvd is very well paced and instructed, even for beginners. I did the 60 minute set today and personally don't think of it as a true workout, but rather an excellent stretching and relaxation exercise. But that is what you essentiallly need when you're pregnant! Often you don't even notice how tight your muscles are before they actually start aching. After the 60 minute exercise, I felt so good and relaxed that I almost fell asleep on the floor.

As others have said, the lack of music is very good. You get tired of any kind of music if you listen to it several times a week.

I'm now 20 weeks pregnant and plan to do this at least once a week. If you want one routine that you can follow throughout your pregnancy, buy this one.
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