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Blooma Prenatal Yoga DVD

Sarah Longacre  |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Sarah Longacre
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004Q66V16
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,789 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Be Blooma Well PRENATAL YOGA takes you from the yoga mat to the birthing room. Blooma founder Sarah Longacre guides you through a powerful, uplifting prenatal yoga practice designed to open your hips, strengthen your body, and set your mind at ease for birth. Discover how your yoga poses and breathing practices become comfort measures for labor and recovery. Then, celebrate the first, intimate moments of new motherhood as Blooma mamas share their personal birthing day videos. Be Blooma Well Prenatal Yoga celebrates the beauty and strength of your pregnant body through yoga. The Be Blooma Well Prenatal Yoga DVD includes: - A 60-minute, all-levels yoga practice - Five inspiring birth videos - On-the-go yoga (mp3s)* - Labor tips and birth resources (PDFs) - Requires a Mac/PC with a DVD drive Be Blooma Well

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I am sad to say I did not like this video at all, and that I think it is mis advertised as being for "All Levels."

I have been practicing yoga for 5 years, though not always as regularly as in other times. Without this experience, I would not have been able to follow along with this video at all. The instructor gives little to no cues for alignment or any special attention to form. Injuries from yoga happen all the time and for the same reason: people pushing their bodies too fast, too far, and without proper coaching. I found the routine in this video moderately challenging-- and definitely downright DIFFICULT for a real beginner.

To see if this was just my perception, I invited a friend over to do it with me (though she isn't pregnant) because she mentioned not having enough $$ to go to a class, but wanting to learn at home to see if she likes it. She is young, generally fit (light runner), and was EXHAUSTED by the end of the practice. Also, I kept having to pause the video and show her how to align her body because without any cues, she was in all kinds of bad form-- the kind of bad form that leads to injury.

I also didn't think there was anything in this video special to prenatal practice other than the birth videos, which isn't why I bought the DVD in the first place. There are a few mentions like, "listen to the wisdom of your baby" kind of stuff, but no real, useful information about why a pose is benefitial or not or how to modify positions for pregnant bodies.

I think a real beginner-to-intermediate person would be better off with another DVD, and an advanced practitioner doesn't need this one.

So what's the point?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoga for Optimal Fetal Positioning March 28, 2011
Ok, I'm biased, Sarah Longacre is a long time friend and colleague in our large birthing community. That said, this prenatal yoga video is meticulously done to make it simple for you. Very active, you will get a workout. The music is fantastic, made for the video. The birth clips are perfect for a yoga or birth education gathering. Doula friendly, of course! Professionally filmed, the camera moves to keep it interesting.
There is a chanting section separate from the yoga class, which some of my Christian friends are not going to prefer. Others will love that chapter for the harmonious and positive vocalizations which will vibrate through to baby and body.
If you want a calm, slower prenatal yoga class with props and more alignment tips, see Collette Crawford's prenatal yoga video or others.
This is an active, moving, fun and festive experience to bring out a sweat. Sarah's encouraging and guiding words will echo in your mind as you go through labor. Her word choice is excellent for trusting and coping with the natural process of labor. Doing this yoga is a good preparation for active birthing.
Could anything make it better? Not really, but perhaps, combine it with even more education from SpinningBabies.com ! --Maybe Sarah and I need to share a cup of tea and dream of video 2! Or as my 85-year-old mom says, "Forget the tea, pour the wine!"
Blooma Prenatal Yoga is trendy, hip, and effective!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Tess
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I wanted to throw in my two cents because when I purchased this I noticed that a lot of the five-star reviews were from people with connections to the Blooma studio. I was worried that this dvd would fail to impress someone without the benefit of that context. It is wonderful, though, I'm really glad I ordered it. It is a well-balanced and well-rounded routine, challenging and relaxing. I am very early in my pregnancy so I don't have to make physical accommodations for my baby, but I am fatigued. This yoga was not so fast paced as to be too overwhelming, but it was challenging enough to energize me rather than just put me to sleep! The instructor is very warm and encouraging without sounding insincere and I appreciated her tips describing how the different postures are helpful during labor. There are also "extras" - both an audio and video version of the routine you can use on your mobile device, and a couple brief pdfs with tips for labor and reasons you might want to use a doula. I haven't gotten around to watching the birthing videos that are included, but I am looking forward to it.

Another reviewer mentioned that she felt the routine was too spiritual for her as a Christian. That is fine and I would not encourage anyone to do something they are not comfortable with, but I just wanted to offer another perspective to that because I am also theologically conservative Christian. I found the spiritual references to be very mild, and I had no trouble tuning out anything I wasn't comfortable with. Much of what some people might fear is spiritual, instructions to "ground" yourself, for instance, are not necessarily spiritual references but postural instruction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A friend who lives in Minnesota suggested this DVD, and boy am I ever glad she did! Since I'm down in Alabama, my chances of making it to Blooma before my 2nd little one is born this summer are slim to none. Since I'm a working mama with a lively toddler, my chances of making it to an actual prenatal yoga class are pretty slim, too. So imagine my delight when I heard that this fabulous yoga studio that caters to mamas before and after birth had created its first DVD. I have not been disappointed, and find myself eagerly anticipating the pockets of time when I can take some time to do the easy-to-follow, feels-so-good-to-my-pregnant body yoga sequence. There is something here for the experienced and novice yoga practitioner, and for mamas-to-be no matter what your age or fitness level. I particularly appreciate the one mom on the DVD who does not appear to be as flexible as the others, and often look at her for encouragement! At the end are a number of birth stories, which I have found to be realistic and inspirational. Particularly grateful that there is one beautiful medicated birth, as this is something I had not seen previously. Thanks so much to Sarah Longacre and the crew at Blooma for creating such a lovely gift for pregnant women. This would make a wonderful gift from any pregnant woman to herself, or from friends or family who know the mama-to-be enjoys having the chance to move her body in gentle, strong and loving ways.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This is a great DVD with a 60 minute program with meditation and lots of hip openers. It is hard if you are not a daily practitioner but do what you can. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Zen Jenn
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRENATAL YOGA VIDEO
I absolutely love this prenatal yoga video. I have done Hot yoga for the last year, and when I became pregnant I was so sad that I would have to give it up. Read more
Published 8 months ago by HMcGee
3.0 out of 5 stars Great prenatal workout but too spiritual for me!
Well my arms were definitely burning! But this Blooma DVD added the spiritual side of yoga which I'm not into. But I am into the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ! Read more
Published 13 months ago by TABuy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Prenatal Yoga Practice!
This is a wonderful prenatal yoga practice that has helped me become energized during the day and has also helped me sleep better through the night. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Aimee Gapultos
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this DVD!
I'm in my second trimester, and I absolutely love this DVD! I practiced yoga pretty regularly before I got pregnant, then took a few months off during my first trimester because I... Read more
Published 16 months ago by NOLAlove
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE!
I bought this because it was recommended to me by a friend and I can see why! I'm so happy I spent the money on this!
Published 17 months ago by Allison Earl
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
I was fortunate enough to practice yoga at a Blooma studio during my first pregnancy, it was amazing. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Patty MacDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Yoga DVD - Almost as good as it is live!
I am lucky enough to have Bloom in my community as a great resource during pregnancy.
I have been taking Sarah's classes since week 18. Read more
Published on April 10, 2012 by KF
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
As a Blooma client I was hesitant to order as I thought there was no way a DVD could compare to their in-house experience. Boy was I wrong! This DVD is amazing! Read more
Published on July 1, 2011 by apahl
5.0 out of 5 stars Blooma changed my life
Blooma changed my life when I was pregnant the first time. It is the most amazing place! I don't particularly like being pregnant but the prenatal classes at blooma is one of the... Read more
Published on June 1, 2011 by yogamomma
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