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Old January 28th 04, 08:50 PM
Sophie
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Has anyone done this, or is anyone doing it?

Apparently it's a box of 50 cards illustrating breathing, sitting, and
meditating poses, and it tells you which ones are okay for each trimester.
Obviously I don't need to be limber for a vaginal birth, but I could do with
being generally more flexible and in shape (I feel kinda old for 31
sometimes - lol).

There is also a regular The Yoga Deck. Just curious if anyone has done this
or any prenatal yoga.

Sophie
#4 due 7/18/04


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Old January 28th 04, 09:03 PM
Larry McMahan
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Sophie writes:
: Has anyone done this, or is anyone doing it?

: Apparently it's a box of 50 cards illustrating breathing, sitting, and
: meditating poses, and it tells you which ones are okay for each trimester.
: Obviously I don't need to be limber for a vaginal birth, but I could do with
: being generally more flexible and in shape (I feel kinda old for 31
: sometimes - lol).

: There is also a regular The Yoga Deck. Just curious if anyone has done this
: or any prenatal yoga.

There is a good prenatal yoga book by Janet Balaskas:
_Preparing for Birth with Yoga_, Janet Balaskas
Element Books, Inc
PO Box 830
Rockport, Mass 01966
ISBN 1-85230-431-6

: Sophie
: #4 due 7/18/04

Larry
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Old January 28th 04, 09:20 PM
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I haven't seen the cards you're referring to, but I took prenatal yoga
through pg #1 and am again with this pg. Best time, money, and effort
spent, in my opinion, which is why we've made it a
come-hell-or-highwater priority this second time around. And yoga is a
lot more than just becoming "limber," it builds a lot of strength and
stamina, which believe me you WILL need for a vaginal birth, especially
if you're going natural, and the breathing and relaxing techniques you
learn are also directly applicable to birth. Many of the poses are
things that can help you feel more comfortable during labor and a lot of
things we do in class focus on opening of the hips and on relieving
physical strain and difficulties which are particular to being pregnant,
such as sciatica pain.

The book Larry mantioned is also quite good, we took a one day partners
workshop based on a lot of material from that book.

So I definitely recommend prenatal yoga to anyone of any fitness level
and any stage of pregnancy, but I do think that if you've never taken
yoga before that you should be in a class with an experienced prenatal
teacher, rather than home alone with a book or a tape or what have you.

-Karen, mom to Henry 3 1/2 and someone due 4/24/04-

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Old January 28th 04, 09:39 PM
Sophie
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"Karen" wrote in message
k.net...
I haven't seen the cards you're referring to, but I took prenatal yoga
through pg #1 and am again with this pg. Best time, money, and effort
spent, in my opinion, which is why we've made it a
come-hell-or-highwater priority this second time around. And yoga is a
lot more than just becoming "limber," it builds a lot of strength and
stamina, which believe me you WILL need for a vaginal birth,


I'm, having a c-section, specifically why I said I need it anyway, not for
the birth.

especially
if you're going natural, and the breathing and relaxing techniques you
learn are also directly applicable to birth. Many of the poses are
things that can help you feel more comfortable during labor and a lot of
things we do in class focus on opening of the hips and on relieving
physical strain and difficulties which are particular to being pregnant,
such as sciatica pain.


I had sciatica with my first pregnancy. How moly, was that ever painful.
Another reason why I want to do this - I'm older, 4th time, I don't want to
feel bad, especially in the hot summer months. I'll be big, that's bad
enough - lol.


The book Larry mantioned is also quite good, we took a one day partners
workshop based on a lot of material from that book.

So I definitely recommend prenatal yoga to anyone of any fitness level
and any stage of pregnancy, but I do think that if you've never taken
yoga before that you should be in a class with an experienced prenatal
teacher, rather than home alone with a book or a tape or what have you.

-Karen, mom to Henry 3 1/2 and someone due 4/24/04-



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Old January 28th 04, 09:50 PM
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For sciatica, you want to look for something called Pidgeon Pose, and
Double Pidgeon. Not sure what the Sanscrit names for those are. Don't
freak when you see Pidgeon done or in a picture, it is actually possible
to do it while pg, it's not actually as pretzle-ish as it looks at
first. And belive me, once you get into it, and you feel your hip
releasing, you'll want to stay there all day! Good luck.

-K-

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Old January 29th 04, 03:34 AM
Mary S.
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Sophie wrote:

There is also a regular The Yoga Deck. Just curious if anyone has done this
or any prenatal yoga.


I hav the regular yoga deck; it's pretty good, if you're motivated to
pull out a card and do it. I really like the book _Maternal Fitness_ by
Julie Tupler. I think it's more what you're looking for.

Mary S.
mom to the Sproutkin, 22 months
and a new wee babysprout, due October 1

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Old January 29th 04, 03:42 AM
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The book Larry mantioned is also quite good, we took a one day partners
workshop based on a lot of material from that book.


I should have read more before replying. I, personally, totally love
the author Larry suggested, but it's a bit... what am I trying to say...
new agey, I think, for Sophie.

If you are into the more meditative crunchy natural sort of celebration
of the beauty and holy and joyful aspect of pregnancy and birth, I am
really liking "Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful" by Gurmukh. A very
feel-good mystical/spiritual/religious book with lots of yoga.

Mary S.
mom to the Sproutkin, 22 months
and a new wee babysprout, due October 1

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Old January 29th 04, 09:28 AM
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Sophie spake thusly
Has anyone done this, or is anyone doing it?


I bought it a while back, but haven't used it yet as I was waiting till
I'd done some classes with a teacher first. Doing the classes (once a
week) and perhaps now should start using that deck o' cards...

Sorry for jumping in without introducing myself - have been lurking for
some time. 37-year-old Kiwi due 28 April with #1 and all seems to be
going well so far.
--
Maggie
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Old January 29th 04, 02:04 PM
Sophie
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"Maggie" wrote in message
...
Sophie spake thusly
Has anyone done this, or is anyone doing it?


I bought it a while back, but haven't used it yet as I was waiting till
I'd done some classes with a teacher first. Doing the classes (once a
week) and perhaps now should start using that deck o' cards...

Sorry for jumping in without introducing myself - have been lurking for
some time. 37-year-old Kiwi due 28 April with #1 and all seems to be
going well so far.
--
Maggie


Nice to *meet* you. Thanks for replying. One of my best friends is a Kiwi
(here in the States) from Hamilton


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Old January 29th 04, 02:04 PM
Sophie
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"Mary S." wrote in message
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Sophie wrote:

There is also a regular The Yoga Deck. Just curious if anyone has done

this
or any prenatal yoga.


I hav the regular yoga deck; it's pretty good, if you're motivated to
pull out a card and do it. I really like the book _Maternal Fitness_ by
Julie Tupler. I think it's more what you're looking for.

Mary S.
mom to the Sproutkin, 22 months
and a new wee babysprout, due October 1


Yeah I want it for stretching, etc....not really for meditating. Hardly my
thing - lol.


 




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