Progressive Power Yoga: Pregnancy
Instructor: Mark Blanchard (Instructor Profile)
Certified instructor description:
The phenomenal advantages of practicing yoga during pregnancy are well-documented. Its many benefits help pregnant women maintain optimal health, minimize complications, create calmness, foster deep mental preparedness for birth, and provide quick post-natal recoveries. Acclaimed instructor Mark Blanchard created the Progressive Power Yoga for Pregnancy DVD with one woman in each trimester, including his wife Elizabeth in her second trimester and her OB Gynecologist, Joie Russo, who was in her third trimester while taping this series.
The woman shown in her first trimester is doing yoga for the first time! This DVD was made for the woman who wants to stay fit, active, and prevent enormous weight gain during pregnancy. The 60-minute routine Mark created will not only help teach expectant mothers to prepare mentally for pregnancy and birth, but will also provide them with a stronger, higher-energy pregnancy workout to safely keep their bodies in the best possible condition and make it easier for them to get their shape back post-pregnancy. Consider the myriad benefits of this pregnancy workout over all that have come before it:
Power yoga workout helps expectant mothers stay in shape and prevent enormous weight gain • Helps new moms get through pregnancy and labor with less discomfort • Relieves stress, creates a calm state-of-mind, and reduces worry • Builds much-needed energy while emitting wastes and toxins from the body • Creates flexibility to help pregnant moms adapt to various positions • Makes ligaments more elastic, which helps relieve labor pains • Strengthens pelvic muscles to help make delivery quicker and easier • Helps to alleviate pregnancy pains, discomforts, and leg cramps • Improves postures which helps to minimize back pains • Teaches ujjayi breathing techniques which are crucial at labor • Helps moms get back to post-pregnancy shape faster • Provides better, more peaceful sleep • Reduces chance of post-partum depression