Birthlight: Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Running Time : 180 mins
Birthlight was founded by Françoise Freedman. As a medical anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, Françoise travelled to various parts of the world studying indigenous cultures for medical research. While pregnant in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, she received advice from indigenous wome n on movements to do for easing discomforts and adapting to the changes in her body, experiencing benefits first hand. Over time, Françoise set about incorporating these techniques into her yoga practice and Birthlight was formed.
Birthlight's aim is a holistic approach to pregnancy to enhance the wellbeing of women and their partners through the journey of pregnancy and birth.
This DVD programme focuses on:
Adapted Sun Salutations: (20 mins) This sequence is based on the classical sun salutations but they have been adapted for the safety of the baby and the mother. It is not for women who suffer from Pelvic Pain.
Sequence 1: (20 mins) This sequence is a fluid yoga practice with unique postures that address a women's changing body. It is not for women who suffer from Pelvic Pain.
Sequence 2: (20 mins) This sequence is a fluid practice that introduces spiral, rolling and circular movements to match the rhythm of your body.
Sequence 3: (20 mins) This sequence is mainly based on the mat and focuses on breathing awareness, spinal alignment, adapted yoga poses and rocking-movements, touch, sound and relaxation in an innovative programme.
In addition, this DVD includes two bonus sections: the first is a solutions section with highly effective moves to combat problems that can occur while pregnant, such as bladder control or heartburn; the second is for Post Natal Recovery and includes exercises to begin immediately after birth in the hospital, to start the healing process and help the body recover.
All of our titles are also available as a download to own through Amazon Video DIrect, and if you live in the US you can also subscribe to our own dedicated New Shoot subscription channel called "Yoga and FItness TV" through the Amazon Prime Platform.
A unique yoga practice suitable for pregnancy
Breathing techniques, simple and unique yoga movements particularly effective.
This DVD is very well detailed, nice to look at, the exercises are easy to practice safely at home everyday.
I highly recommend this beautiful DVD. I am delighted with my purchase.
Perrinette - Amazon Customer
I cant rate this DVD highly enough!
I cant rate this DVD highly enough! I couldn't really afford the Birthlight classes so invested in this DVD instead. Not only did it both relax and energise me throughout my pregnancy but I believe it also had a hand, along with keeping active with walking and other gentle exercise in helping me to achieve a natural birth after two c-sections. It contains exercises that I had already read would strengthen the section scar, and the pelvic floor exercises would no doubt have helped during labour and afterwards too.
Michelle D - Amazon Customer