Pregnancy Health Yoga Review

Sunil Murthy
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Today we're bringing to you our detailed review of the Pregnancy Health Yoga.

We’ll provide you with all the detailed information you could need. You just need to make your own final decision.

Our rating: 7 / 10

Cost: $

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Pros:

  • Promotes bonding and relaxation
  • Improves overall well being
  • Provides strength, balance, and stamina
  • Simple moves, easy to follow

For women transitioning from their pre-pregnancy days to their new, pregnant self, stretching and strengthening specific muscles is essential for avoiding pregnancy related problems like hip and pelvic girdle pain, sciatica, sciatica-related back pain, and pre-eclampsia. This program is specifically designed to help with the specific needs of women in their unprecedented pregnancy condition.

Tara Lee is a certified prenatal yoga instructor and works with health care providers to make sure that her program is specifically tailored to address the physical changes to expectant women, while keeping in mind the strength and flexibility needed for normal daily activities.

REVIEWS

Lets begin by clarifying that this program is specifically "for women" and designed to deal with those specific physical changes of pregnancy. However, as part of the review, note that there is no specific mention of correct body positioning for men (stretching and strengthening the legs and hip girdle can still be accomplished). There is also no mention of any specific breathing technique to coordinate with the yoga moves (although breathing technique is part of the concept of Yoga).

The 5-day program targets the specific areas of both the upper and lower body and includes stretches for both the core and the back. The core parts of the stretches are described well and it follows clearly what is expected of the women. Note that both the articles title and the body are clear that the program's focus is on women transitioning from the core strength of their pre-pregnancy days into their new pregnant self. The idea is that these women (and those close to them) can ease the transition by (1) adapting to their new, pregnant woman shape and (2) preparing to cope with the new physical stresses of pregnancy.

In this way, this program is accurate in its focus and it is ethical in that it keeps the focus on the problems that expectant women face in their transition from their pre-pregnancy days to pregnancy.

It also expands the core strength of this special population (those who are transitioning to pregnant women).

On the other hand, the program is flawed in that it does not translate well for men (by failing to focus on the correct body positioning of the pregnant woman), by failing to describe how to integrate breathing technique to coordinate with the yoga moves, and by not explicitly stating that the progressions in the program are only for women.

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