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|Prenatal Yoga with Desi Bartlett|
Actor: Desi Bartlett
Director: Rick Ojeda
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
A gentle practice for outer strength and inner calm This flowing, gentle yoga practice is designed to be used throughout your pregnancy to help you connect with your changing body, your baby, and your inner calm. You?ll st... more »
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I've tried many prenatal yoga dvds...
NY Wellesley | NYC | 06/12/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"and this is my favorite. Different people look for different emphases in prenatal yoga (and yoga in general), but I was looking for something that had an even balance between stretching, strengthening and meditation, with the mediation helping me relax my body and connect to my baby. Others I've tried, and there have been many (by Shiva Rea, Jennifer Wolfe, Ann Richmond, Elena Brower and others), have either been too complicated and rigorous an aerobic fitness, for me meaning changing poses too quickly, for someone with minimal (but not no) yoga experience, with very skinny pregnant women, which managed to make me feel self-conscious even alone at home (I'm more average-in the size 6-8 range) which was just no fun, or on the other end, some others were a little too hippy-dippy for my taste, with what felt like an overdone and overly earnest emphasis on eastern philosophy lingo, without actual eastern philosophy. This DVD has a voice over description of the poses rather than someone talking while doing the poses, which I prefer, because it feels as though the voice is talking us both through it together. Many of the other DVDs, I'd try for 10-20 minutes and then give up, either tired and frustrated or bored. I make it through this one regularly, as it has great pacing, and I feel energized afterwards. You can also do this in sections (floor, standing, meditations at the beginning and end). I'm now in my third trimester, week 38 to be exact and I can still do and enjoy this tape, with my own modifications. Plus I love the look and music in this, which is simple and understated, spanish guitar, and also with an option to play without instruction, if you really feel comfortable with the poses (I never got to that point, but I like the option). I really like the simple and genuine references included throughout that help me connect me to the baby. Beautiful overall."