Tuesday, June 24

Try this Postnatal yoga DVD

I wasn't aware of the DVD Postnatal yoga by Shiva Rea until a week or two after Brijin was born. Added it to my Netflix queue soon after and practiced the first two segments of it about four times now in the past week. It's very easy going, which is just what a woman needs after giving birth. Plus it's targeting the abs and the back - key areas postpartum. It's been four weeks since I gave birth to my baby so I'm feeling more able to get back into exercise, but I still need to take it easy. (My doctor told me to wait six weeks until I get back fully into exercising, although she said four weeks might be doable, as long as I listen to my body.) I think this workout is a great way to segue back into fitness and into my yoga practice.

I'm a big fan of Shiva as well. She is a wonderful instructor; I really enjoyed her prenatal yoga DVD too. In fact, I rented it for a while through Netflix and eventually bought it since my husband was annoyed it was tying up one of our three Netflix DVDs. Her low-key and specific instruction are always helpful and calming. I highly recommend anything with her name on it.


Marie said...

You are so good!! What did I do while I was recuperating? I ate enough ice cream to float a battle ship!! And I never even LIKED ice cream!!! lol

This is why you are going to look young and beautiful and I will be old and fat. :(

Yoga Mama said...

You're too funny Marie - stop being so hard on yourself. Trust me, I'm definitely not taking care of myself as much as I'd like to since most of my energy is focused on the baby, but being negative isn't going to help you either.

You should check out Louise L. Hay's "You can Heal your life" or "I can do it." Wonderful stuff on how to use your mind to make your life what you want it to be.


Marie said...

You are right. I do need to focus more on the positive. I have read Louise Hay. Time to break it out again.

A friend of mine teaches yoga and has a simple class for people with disabilities or physical issues. I think it is time for me to check it out.

I did go to the gym today. I did a paltry 15 minutes on the treadmill, where before I was doing 45, but it is the first time since my fall I did it. So that is a start.

Each day gets a little better. :) I will just keep moving forward.

Thank you for being so sweet and supportive.

Pkay said...

I meant to ask you, do you teach a pre and post natal Yoga at the Y? I just wonder how many women would come. I really love most of those DVD that Gaim puts out. I have only viewed one of them on pre and post natal Yoga Workout. Sounds like a great one that I can recommend to someone if they ask cause now I know someone who actually has done it. Thanks

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