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Perfect yoga DVD to strengthen your body during pregnancy, in preparation for the birth of your baby,
This review is from: Pregnancy Health Yoga with Tara Lee [DVD] (DVD)During my own pregnancies, I used a video by Racquel Welch - Hatha Yoga, and it really helped me through all stages from pregnancy to post birth, to keep my body fit. I was intrigued to see what progress had been made in DVD videos since that time (over two decades ago). I am amazed, and only wish this DVD had been released all that time ago. Tara includes the mention of the baby, which was something missing from the Video and records I practiced all that time ago...it feels more appropriate to view your body with reminder to the baby, rather than just a different shape body that happens to have a bump shape, and that you must strive to keep fit at all costs, whereas the DVD with Tara is much more holistic, embracing all aspects of the changing body during pregnancy. The backing music is delightful and I prefer it so much to what I previously experienced, mesmerizingly beautiful, soothing and magical sounds that have a rhythmic effect, hence keeping you both alert, aware and relaxed. The narration includes awareness of the baby in your womb and that your baby is aware of sounds from 20 weeks!
I'm totally enchanted by the beauty of the movements that Tara shares through "Pregnancy Health Yoga" DVD. Positions that are optimal for labour are discussed, which is a great idea to include such with an exercise yoga DVD. The exercises are thorough, but not likely to over exert you. Alternative positions are often suggested, depending upon bodily health and the size of your baby bump. Postures are shown from the front and the side, which really helps to ensure that you have correctly positioned yourself into the yoga posture. You are instructed upon which postures are fine for certain stages of pregnancy, and which are not. This DVD is certainly thorough in covering all aspects of guidance! Options are included if you are feeling dizzy, so ideal for all moments!
Although this is a pregnancy yoga DVD, the practice is still very thorough Practicing Pregnancy Health Yoga exercise DVD will certainly tone your body, giving you continued shape and strength to your body during your pregnancy. You are advised which movements are only suitable if you are very well established in your yoga routine prior to pregnancy, which I felt was very helpful guidance. I believe that the thorough routine is necessary to build strength for child birth, and to carry your baby internally with ease as you increase in size. Tara's guiding voice is soothing and supportive of your journey through the DVD. She gently instructs you, guides you, and shapes your practice.
The relaxation exercise are deeply calming, and this review is from a meditator of nearly three decades! Included is a beautiful visualisation that includes sending love to the baby in your womb - how sublime! This is the best relaxation pregnancy section to the DVD that I have ever seen, and the same applies to the DVD generally, too! Look no further as this DVD contains it all, including music by Wah!
Advice is included at the end of the DVD, providing a loving and caring completion to your time with Tara! I love this thoughtful inclusion!
Note:- I have not practiced this DVD as a pregnant woman, however, my memory of my body as a pregnant woman, and the previous exercises I completed at that time on a daily basis, are all crystal clear, and I wish strongly that this DVD had been available years ago, as I know the fitness maintained during pregnancy helps during this stage, during labour and allows your body to retain strength following birth.