(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really like this dvd. I've been doing yoga at the gym, but it's not prenatal. This allows me to do yoga at home, and focus on the important areas for pregancy/childbirth. Stay away from the "Baby & Me" yoga dvd and get this one instead. It's much closer to true yoga with poses and breathing techniques, not a lot of new age mumbo jumbo."
A great relief for a changing body
Andee Kinzy | New York, NY USA | 03/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this DVD as a gift and was a bit surprised and disappointed when I realized that it was the husband explaining all the moves while his wife demonstrated. I mean, we're supposed to get advice from other women, right? However, I gave it a go and tried it a couple of times.I have to admit that the techniques (or postures) in this video have helped me the most. It's not a yoga workout. It's simply different postures that you can get into to help relieve some of the pressures on your changing body. I find that I use it more as stretching ideas than an actual workout.I also miss it when I don't do it - my body starts to feel more constricted and uncomfortable.Again, this is NOT a workout video. For that, I'd suggest Rocki's Prenatal Yoga video. This one contains different poses and detailed information on how to do the pose properly. Most of the different poses are accompanied by a reason for the pose - i.e. This one relieves the neck and shoulders, this one helps with tension in the back of the legs, etc. So that after you've done the video a couple of times, you quickly pick up on the different poses you can do when you only have time for a momentary release. For instance, your lower back is hurting, so take a moment to stand against the wall and slide down into a squatting position. Then get up and continue on with what you're doing. (Although your office mates may think you're a bit odd, they tend to excuse any weird actions during pregnancy.)"
Pleased with purchase
Kelly P. | Austin, TX USA | 07/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know a thing about yoga. I always wanted to try it but never actually went to a class. I am currently 32 weeks (a little over 7 months) pregnant and I got this DVD to relieve some stress and relax a little, not to mention keep my body in some sort of shape, in the comfort of my own home. It wasn't too difficult for me (someone with virtually no flexablity), everything was explained as far as what each thing does for your pregnant body and I nearly fell asleep in the end when he does the relaxation technique. Relaxing is not my forte so anyone who can get my mind to focus deserves my praise! In short, good for beginners. Made me feel great."
The good, the bad and the ?
Kelly P. | 03/15/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The good: The poses in this video are excellent. They are real yoga poses as well as exercises which you see recommended in every pregnancy book. I really felt like I had done some good and was getting my body ready for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.The bad: Some of the poses aren't held for long enough (explained on one side and held for a good amount of time, then only held for a couple of seconds on the other side). However, I found the instructor (the husband of the model) extremely annoying. I decided that there was no way I could do this tape more than once simply because I couldn't stand listening to him!"