Sharing My Personal Prenatal Yoga Practice- 1 hr Video!

5 Sep

The majority of my pregnancy has not been about sharing too much. This is my first pregnancy so obviously everything was new to me. I felt a strong need to stay inside a bit more. I allowed my yoga podcast to take a bit of a back seat as my body, my heart, my mind slowly morphed into motherhood preparation 🙂

I think God did some great thinking having us HAVE to allow the baby to grow for 9 MONTHS!!! It’s the beginning of patience I tell you. I cannot tell you how many times I just wanted her out! Not out of discomfort or pregnancy aches and pains, but simply because I just wanted to hold her already!!! Big lesson for me, big lesson.

I’ve gotten to a point where my pregnancy is a bigger part of my body. I had been blessed by having a pretty seamless pregnancy. She grew slowly. I haven’t really gained that much weight. There have been changes, but as they happen so very slowly, I was able to align with the shifts and make choices that would support my weight gain. It’s now, at the 8th month that I ‘feel’ absolutely PREGNANT 😀 I have to move slower, mind my steps, move around a lot more as being in one position for too long does not feel good, and I am getting all sort of achies and shifties all throughout my hips and belly. I particularly dislike getting in and out of cars. Oh lordy if the cars are short cars…Tough I tell you.

So, I share with you now, my prenatal yoga practice. I speak with you as if you were with me, telling you the why of what I do. It all happens organically. I did not plan on a specific practice. I just followed my own instincts, focusing on my baby girl and what feels good in my body. I am not in any way saying that all pregnant women should feel good doing what I do, or that THIS is the way to practice. I’m sharing to have you be with me and perhaps share some of my insights with you that I have learned 🙂 I would love to start a conversation, both with pregnant yoginis, wanna be pregnant yoginis, or just plain ‘ol yoginis that want to deepen their understanding of their female body (possibly even having gone through this already)

Please comment!

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I had to compress the video A LOT, as it’s a 1 hour video, please bear with the lack of resolution 😦 But, if you would like to receive this class in High Definition DVD, I would be happy to mail it out to you for a small donation of $5 + $1 shipping 😀

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All of you that are subscribed to my podcast will automatically receive this video on your feed! So, you can watch it on your iPhone, iPod, Zune, and of course iTunes or whatever Media Player you use.

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4 Responses to “Sharing My Personal Prenatal Yoga Practice- 1 hr Video!”

  1. Inge September 8, 2008 at 8:57 pm #

    Great, great, great… Elsie!!!

    I’m not pregnant, but I do sit all day, like you, working on a computer. Do you have a beginners level class with exercises to do for the office potatoes among us?



  2. Elsie September 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm #

    What a fantastic idea! and I have gotten some requests for just that 😉 I have a feeling that might be my next endeavor. I’ll be thinking about it!!!

  3. Moni September 16, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    Elsie, you are beautiful mama and Woman! I enjoy all your podcasts. I have two children and teach prenatal yoga in northern california. It is a wonderful experience to be around a group/tribe of pregnant women. Is this your first baby? Life changes with children………sometimes sitting meditation has to come well before or after asana if baby needs food. 😉
    If you ever want to chat, please contact me. Love and blessings. Om Namah Shivaya.

  4. Elsie September 17, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    thank you Moni! I’m so taking you up in the chat deal! and I don’t doubt I’ll me doing more meditating that asana-ing 😀 Thanks for sharing!

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