I’m taking a new leap in my pregnancy during this second trimester by wanting to purchase a prenatal yoga dvd. I’m not really sure what’s come over me, considering that I’ve hated regular yoga the handful of times I’ve tried it.
The weirdest thing is that I truly expect to love it each time; after all, everyone that I know that does yoga loves it and swears by it. I’m definitely the exception to the rule on this one.
However, when I think about pushing something that could weigh anywhere from 5-9 pounds out of my vag, I must admit that I warm up quickly to the idea of prenatal yoga. After all, it claims to help with the labor and delivery process, which means to me that it will make it a little easier. And, I want the labor and delivery process to be as easy as it can be, hence, me trying prenatal yoga.
I found a dvd on Amazon.com called Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea and it looks good. I’m thinking about ordering it later today and then posting a review on here for others that might be interested in doing prenatal yoga, especially if you are like me and aren’t a huge fan of yoga in the first place.
I read some of the reviews on Amazon.com and I really like that some people said it was slow-paced. This sounds perfect for me. Besides the downward dog, I don’t know any yoga poses. I will require something that is slow-paced since I’m a beginner, so this sounds like a good fit for me.
I guess my main problem with regular yoga was that I could never get the breathing right… and really, that’s what yoga is all about. And, that is probably what helps with labor and delivery too.
It’s all in the breathing.
I need all the help I can get when it comes to preparing for breathing correctly when I’m pushing out a baby, so I’m game to try this.
Anyone else have Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea and love it? If so, what do you find most beneficial? Have you noticed that you are able to get your breathing under control?
Most importantly, do you think that it will help with your labor and delivery because that’s what I REALLY want to know!
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