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Amira's Belly Dance & Yoga For Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise
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Amira is an internationally renowned belly dance artist whose passion for the arts, combined with the solid years of medical studies spent earning an RN degree have given her a unique perspective into the benefits of Yoga, dance and exercise on a women and her baby s health before, during, and after pregnancy. By applying her experience and training to her own daily life and her own pregnancy, Amira has acquired a deep understanding of women s health issues, and become a strong advocate of better living and better pregnancy through better diet, proper exercise, and better lifestyle choices.
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Amira gives concise and understandable instructions for exercises that almost any pregnant woman can do (I can do them, and I'm at 37 weeks!). The movements are gentle, fun, and relaxing, but best of all, I feel they are useful in preparing me for my upcoming childbirth. And my little one seems to enjoy them, too!
Amira says many positive and affirming things along the way. She encourages you to respect the limitations of your body and not overdo anything. She looks like a pregnant goddess and glows with respect for her body.
I wasn't too impressed with the extra footage - the interviews and such - but really, the workout alone was worth the purchase. It's a great buy and I would recommend it to anyone!
_Amira's Belly Dance & Yoga For Pregnancy Prenatal Exercise for Childbirth Information_
The thrust of Amira's work is very much about recovering non-Western modes of bodily movement and preparation for childbirth. This can be seen in her introduction, and in little segments between the exercise sections of the workout. But what spoke to me most from this part of the video were the testimonials of dancers, who spoke about their own birth experiences. What came out of this was that pregnancy and birth are complicated, messy, and deeply individual. Some wound up having C-sections, some had tough pregnancies but were able to give birth vaginally, and every woman seemed to have a mix of joys and regrets. All thought they had benefited from their dance practice, but in different and nuanced ways -- a feeling of femininity, a strengthened bond with the baby, or better body awareness. I loved that this section of the video showed that becoming a mother is not one-size-fits-all deal, even if many of us have ideas about what the "perfect" childbirth might look like.Read more ›
Amira's positive attitude and calming presence brought me peace and strength.
Keeping moving helped me gain only 17 pounds and manage my gestational diabetes.
Staying flexible meant I labored easily and even though this is my first baby, I'm 32, and was 230 pounds when I went into labor, I delivered my 8 lb 2 oz baby boy after only about an hour and a half of active labor, completely naturally.
And being active all the way up to delivery helped me recover quickly and lose not just my pregnancy weight, but an additional 17 pounds already.
I want to thank Amira for the support and coaching this video provided.
Definitely a must-buy!
I did like her insight on how the western world is the only place where women lay down to give birth and due to all the sitting and driving we do most of out muscles needed for childbirth are stiff. This video aims at giving you more flexibility and preparing you for child birth which was great.
Would definitely recommend you buy as an add on video to a more rigorous work-out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will admit, I used this DVD twice during my pregnancy and I got the workout of my life! I did not know there was so much movement involved in belly dancing outside of, well,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jasmine Hernandez
This is not an exercise DVD for one. For two, it barely shows any belly dance moves - the main things it shows is hip circles and pelvic tilts and moving your wrists in circles.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Christy H
I love this dvd! Amira breaks it down by sections and makes the whole workout very accommodating for every level. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brittany Burks
Well explained. Very difficult for me. Was a good work out.Published 6 months ago by Allison M Martinez
This DVD may have some religious implications throughout but, overall is great for what needs to be focused on for birthing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Texaschick2005
I thought it would have lots of dancing and in reality it is only excersises and no continuous dance.Published 7 months ago by Janely Lee Torres
Just to preface: I've been jokingly described by my students as hippie and "granola," and I'd like to think I'm a very open-minded person. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. Blades
Fun workout. I really like Amira. She talks about the history of belly dancing and what the moves are doing for you/baby. You can bypass the talking if it is not your thing.Published 11 months ago by B.Bagatti
Great video!!!! Excersises are simple and safe enough for all trimesters. The instructions are great. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Marlene Dobladillo