Sara Holliday's Prenatal Yoga: Second Trimester
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Feel and look great in the middle of your journey to motherhood as you exercise with fitness and health teacher Sara Holliday's Prenatal Yoga: Second Trimester DVD. Renowned fitness teacher and licensed Marriage-Family Therapist Sara Holliday has drawn upon her extensive training in teaching yoga to design a prenatal yoga class specifically designed for your second trimester. During the second trimester, many expectant mothers are adjusting to their newly changing bodies and images of themselves due to intermediate pregnancy. In this revolutionary prenatal yoga class, Sara Holliday helps guide moms-to-be with safe and effective postures and poses that help decrease common pains and discomfort caused by pregnancy, increase muscle tone and strength, improve flexibility, and provide for an overall feeling of well-being. Sara Holliday's yoga class helps women take time to nurture themselves and strike a balance between their busy lives while connecting with their babies inside. Safe and gentle exercise during pregnancy may lead to an increased sense of well-being. Taking the time to do prenatal yoga can help pregnant moms stay fit, feel good about their changing bodies, prepare for a smoother labor and delivery experience, and make it easier to shed pregnancy pounds after the baby is born. Prenatal Yoga may have the following benefits. This 35 minute yoga class is specifically designed for the second trimester of pregnancy. The class provides expectant mothers with healthy and gentle exercise during the middle of pregnancy. It allows busy moms-to-be to fit in exercise at their convenience without being tied down to class schedules. The class helps maintain strength and stamina while increasing muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. It eases common pregnancy aches and pains, decreases stress and muscle tension, and teaches pregnant women calming deep breathing techniques. The class helps busy moms-to-be nurture themselves during pregnancy, creates a deeper
The Bottom Line This quiet, soothing video is a great choice for pregnant women who want a total body yoga routine that increases flexibility and releases tension. The workout is short and easy to follow and the movements range from dynamic, heat-building postures to static moves that soothe, stretch and relax. This is a great choice for all fitness levels. Pros - The workout is well-designed, focusing on strength, flexibility and relaxation - Both dynamic and static postures are included to target different areas of fitness Cons - None Description - A 35-minute yoga workout specifically designed for women in their second trimester. - The postures include modified standing and floor moves to provide a safe, effective workout. - The workout emphasizes important elements of pregnancy like remaining strong, flexible and relaxed. Guide Review - Sara Holliday's Prenatal Yoga - Second Trimester Sara Holliday's second prenatal video, for women in their second trimester of pregnancy, is even better than her first prenatal video. The setting is beautiful, with a lake, lush green grass and a clear blue sky as a backdrop. There's no music, just the sound of birds singing as you begin with a relaxing warm up of slow, steady breathing. After several minutes, you move into standing warm up postures that include arm circles, side bends for flexibility and abdominal strength, and sunflowers and plie squats to build heat and strength in the legs. After the warm up you move into other standing poses, many of which have been modified using blocks such as forward folds, lunges, pyramid pose and triangle pose. The workout ends with floor moves like cat stretch, a quadruped exercise to strengthen the core and soothing stretches for the entire body. What makes this workout a favorite of mine is its well-choreographed mix of dynamic moves repeated several times and static moves you hold for several breaths. By moving between the different types of movement, you work on b --About.com
The second trimester is often the most comfortable phase of pregnancy. Mom's belly isn't too big, her hormones have adjusted to pregnancy somewhat so she has more energy and morning sickness tends to lessen. It's the ideal time for working out. Sara Holliday has created the perfect yoga routine that will not only help moms-to-be keep their energy levels up at this time but also prepare their bodies for the hard work of labor - all done in an invigorating yet gentle and relaxing way. Sara, herself, is in her second trimester with her second baby. She knows from experience with her first pregnancy and delivery how beneficial yoga is for moms-to-be. As she does this 34 minute workout with you, Sara explains how the moves and poses can help relieve tension and prepare your body for labor. Done regularly, you will become stronger, and you will relax your body and calm your mind as you flow from one pose to the next. A fit body and mind is invaluable during pregnancy. Sara Holliday helps expectant moms achieve this goal with this workout. The benefits of yoga workouts during pregnancy include: - Increased strength and flexibility - Increased muscle tone - Breathing exercises - Stress relief - Less pain and in many cases, an easier labor Sara has also released yoga workouts for the first and third trimesters as well. Quiet your mind and strengthen your second trimester body with Sara Holliday's Prenatal Yoga - Second Trimester. The workout is also perfect for first trimester moms…The only equipment you need is a mat and two yoga blocks. - Maribeth Doerr for Storknet.com --Storknet.com
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She goes at a brisk pace. Have your Mat, Blankets, and Blocks ready - you will use them. Also, dress lightly - this one tends to work up a bit of a sweat.