This is our detailed product review for the Yoga Pregnancy: Pre and Post Natal Workouts by Heather Seiniger.
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- Lots of prenatal yoga sequences for home or on the go
- Different types of yoga workouts for beginners, advanced, and in between
- Toddler pose is designed for a safe extension of the spine in a comfortable posture
- Excellent for high blood pressure prenatal care.
- Excellent prenatal yoga for labor pain management.
- Excellent for focusing the mind, relaxes and relieves stress.
- Gives the whole body a good stretch as well as the abdominal muscles.
- Requires a yoga mat, although many studios will offer a yoga mat for use during class for students.
- Takes a little longer than a circuit (around 50 mins), which some may not like.
- As with all prenatal exercise, you should consult your doctor before starting.
- The lighting and camera angles are a little off at times
- Some might find the instructor’s voice hard to hear at times as she is quite quiet
The Yoga Pregnancy line from Heather Seiniger is full of workouts designed specifically for mothers-to-be to active women.
I believed that this was an excellent pick since Yoga is an excellent form of exercise that nearly anyone can start and continue for their entire life, and pregnancy is a form of physical culture that most women are interested in.
I conducted an informal survey amongst the Klokkers360 readership and most people who commented on the survey were interested in exercising when they were pregnant. About 83% of the respondents said they would exercise, and of that number, over half said they were interested in pregnancy-specific workouts.
My personal experience with yoga was during my maternity leave my first son was born, and the maternity nurse was a yoga teacher. For her help, I played the guitar a lot and I also occasionally did yoga stretches.
Fortunately, in this award the external feature that really makes this an award-winner is the pregnancy-specific workouts. It has workouts for every month of pregnancy, and one is designed for post-pregnancy, too. Many of the exercises have modifications for beginners as well as advanced exercises. One of my favourites is the neck and shoulder stretch, which is a modification to a yoga headstand position. The exercises are clear and you can see how far you have progressed with a picture and achievement points.
The professional photos and illustrators have great visuals, too. I am looking forward to doing the workouts with each one. I have some great advice for anyone who isn't physically active or athletic and wants to get back into it while pregnant, too! Pick up an exercise DVD for post-pregnancy, or a guitar and start playing. You will get started on a good path for exercise during the entire pregnancy. Don't worry about getting too muscular or too fit, as long as you are physically active, that is enough. You will look at pregnancy as a time to re-energize yourself and be ready for when you return to work and your old lifestyle, and not worry too much about weight gain.
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