Simple Yoga For Pregnancy [VHS]
Suitable for pregnant women from the 14th week of pregnancy, this yoga instruction programme is easy to follow, and is presented by Eryl Holt (from the BBC's Fast Show) and Marion Symes, a former midwife who now teaches yoga and birth preparation. The sections included are: centring and warm up; all fours; standing; seating stretches; and abdominal breathing and relaxation.
"Even somebody who has never done yoga before becoming pregnant could get started just using this video" -- Jilly Rosser, midwife and yoga teacher
"This video is of excellent quality" -- Catherine McCormick, Midwifery Advisor, Department of Health
Top Customer Reviews
Highly recommended for anyone who would like to prepare their bodies and minds for labour and birth.
However, as it is the only pregnancy exercise routine I have attemped I can't compare it with pilates, etc. or even other yoga in pregnancy routines but it's worked for me so far.
From around 28 weeks onwards however my opinion really changed. As I started to get bigger and bigger I was finding that when I got out of bed in the morning I was a bit stiff and my hips ached a bit. The gentle stretches and positions really help to ease this to the extent that I'm going it every morning at the moment (32 weeks) and plan to keep on doing it right up to the birth if I can. By starting from the warmup, skipping past the comments from the people in between excercises and not doing the relaxation at the end, I can do the workout in about 30 mins each morning. The relaxation section is nice to do but I don't have time for it every morning. Am going to buy simple post-natal yoga for afterwards as well. Also check out Pilates in Pregnancy by Lindsay Jackson which I've also found useful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really pleased with DVD. Bought for my daughter and she says it's helped with back pain.Published 13 months ago by Gill Sharp
Its so easy to follow and I particularly love the relaxation bit at the end, I am amazed at how relaxed I feel afterwards - it has definitely helped me get a better nights sleep... Read morePublished on 20 Sept. 2013 by Jeni
Love this dvd - have used it for all three of my pregnancies. Very relaxing with a variety of different postures and stretches.Published on 27 Aug. 2013 by Rhiz
As a pregnancy yoga teacher I can safely recommend this DVD as safe & effective to practice in any stage of pregnancy with any pregnancy related complications.Published on 6 Jun. 2012 by Yogamum
Need to use this regulary for it to be a help, it certainly made me calmer and therefore less traumatic labour but that said I had quick easy labours. Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2011 by kazkerr
This DVD has some good exercises in it. Having done quite a bit of yoga, I found it quite easy, to begin with, but now at 31 weeks pregnant I am finding it a little more difficult... Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2011 by mamaof2
Although I'm out of practice, I have done some yoga in the past. I found this dvd extremely slow and frustrating, and I doubt I'll watch it again. Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2010 by ana
I've had 3 children so prenatal yoga is as familiar as stretchmarks. Therefore I feel I am in the position to thoroughly recommend this yoga DVD. Read morePublished on 31 Jan. 2010 by Amazon Customer