Pregnant Pauses: Movement for Moms (DVD Review)
What is Pregnant Pauses?
Pregnant Pauses is an innovative and unusual approach to movement that alleviates your pain during pregnancy by teaching you to use and move your body in a more intelligent, effective and efficient way.
The Pregnant Pauses DVD set has over seven hours of proven instruction compiled into six different "Pauses" aimed to teach simple movement methods that ease everyday tasks.
Each "Pause" is explained step by step so you will gain the maximum benefit along with a short talk that will help you understand the thinking and theory behind each "Pause".
Pregnant Pauses increases your energy and improves your quality of life while helping you adjust to the changes occurring through each stage of your pregnancy. By doing small, gentle movements for only 20-40 minutes a day you will be amazed at how easily you’ll be able to roll over in bed, get in and out of a chair, carry your growing baby and move more freely. It is as simple as doing slow, easy movements, at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
Pregnant Pauses utilizes your nervous system’s innate intelligence to bring about a new and more effective relationship between your muscular and skeletal systems. Based on years of research through wide-ranging applications, Pregnant Pauses is a direct application of the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education.
Easier than Yoga, more fun than Pilates , you’ll be guided to a new understanding of how your body works and how you can move.
Luckily, I received this DVD a week before I was induced, so I was able to try it out at a time that I needed to relieve pain and discomfort from the final weeks of pregnancy. What I loved most about this DVD is that it explained each movement/pause in a step-by-step manner, making it easy to grasp and execute. After only 20 minutes of movement, I felt rejuvenated and energized. Even my mood was improved, which was great, as I had been having trouble getting comfortable at night in the final weeks, so I was waking up sluggish. And, with a 16 month old daughter at home, I needed to have energy to take care of her. One pause that I found very beneficial was the one that dealt with the proper techniques of the Kegal exercise. I have continued to use this pause in the weeks following my pregnancy to help strengthen those core muscles that weaken with pregnancy. Thanks to this wonderful DVD, I was able to learn better ways to breath, roll over sleep and relieve pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or know someone who is, you should definitely check out this DVD. It would also make for a great baby shower gift!
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD in order to write up an honest review. The views above are mine and mine alone.