Power Yoga For All Three Trimesters
Many pregnant women email me and ask if they can do my yoga DVDs while they are pregnant, and if so, for how long... 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.
I created Progressive Power Yoga for Pregnancy with one woman in each trimester, including my wife Elizabeth in her second trimester and her OB Gynaecologist, 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!
We made this for the woman who wants to stay fit, active, and prevent enormous weight gain during pregnancy. The 60-minute routine I've 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