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yoga for pregnant women

Postby Nanusya » Sun, 13 Jan 2008 1:12 pm

Hello everyone! Want to join yoga classes for pregnant women. Could anyone recommend the good ones? Will be appreciated if you share your experience in yoga training. I have never done it before but very keen on the idea. Thanks in advance.

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Postby OPT » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 10:47 am

Yoga is not a good idea...

You should look at http://www.bodytemple.com.sg/ as an alternative.

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Postby Nanusya » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 3:23 pm

everyone knows that yoga is very good for health especially for pregnant women. Why do you think that it is not good?

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Postby sammymck » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 5:32 pm

I'm nearly 4 months pregnant and want to begin pre-natal yoga.

I'm thinking of trying this place in Ngee Ann City, it's only a 5 min walk from where I live...

http://www.pure-yoga.com/en/singapore/

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Postby Nanusya » Mon, 14 Jan 2008 6:55 pm

looks very luxirous:)Do you know the price of membership already?

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Postby OPT » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:03 am

Nanusya wrote:everyone knows that yoga is very good for health especially for pregnant women. Why do you think that it is not good?


Who is everyone?

Because of the hormone relaxin.


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Postby bangers&mash » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:49 am

There is also another yoga centre call True yoga

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Postby OPT » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 5:36 pm



First most of these are by yoga people......

One states because of the increase release of relaxin that it makes it better to do yoga... well considering most woman are hypermobile to start with then this is just going make it worse.

As far as helping posture.... I don't think so! Postural distortions occur because of specific muscle imbalances - yoga provides a limited shot gun effect to attempt to correct this - guess what happens when you stretch a muscle that is already lengthened and causing postural distortion.....

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:26 pm

It would seem that all of those sites indicate that one should be very careful and not over stretch or do certain exercises especially after 4 months and even earlier if there is the slightest pain. I would expect the information to come from a Yoga site, wouldn't you? It's yoga that they are talking about. And they are saying basically the same thing as you are. The only difference is that they are not promoting a friend/acquaintance's shop. :wink:

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Postby cinder » Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:28 pm

www.whatever.com.sg
I dont know how good the pre-natal yoga class is since I am not qualified to join, but the yoga classes I attended (Asthanga and Back Care) works - at least for me.

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Postby OPT » Wed, 16 Jan 2008 7:19 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It would seem that all of those sites indicate that one should be very careful and not over stretch or do certain exercises especially after 4 months and even earlier if there is the slightest pain. I would expect the information to come from a Yoga site, wouldn't you? It's yoga that they are talking about. And they are saying basically the same thing as you are. The only difference is that they are not promoting a friend/acquaintance's shop. :wink:


Ok first the fact that I am recommending someone else rather than myself should say it all - I have the posters best interest in mind. Yes she is a friend - the truth be told she is my ex-girlfriend (note ex) yet I am still recommending her :) also her studio is right across the road from me so in actually fact she is my competition. I have had more than enough experience in prenatal care in both the practical and research capacity yet feel that bodytemple maybe be able to offer a better environment.

Now back to the links - the fact that relaxin (and other hormones) are increased during pregnancy they will no be aware the they are taking the ROM beyond optimal muscle length tension. They would not feel pain and will not be aware that they are over stretching.

Yoga is posterior dominant yet during pregnancy there usually an increase in anterior pelvic tilt and this is one of the reasons that low back pain is common. The posterior dominant only increases this problem further.

I will go on the record no that yoga is crap - right up there with pilates. No if there are any pilates or yoga instructors who want to argue this fact then feel free to come see me and we can discuss this and I will prove that much of what you are doing is wrong. DO NOT attempt to argue this fact here because it can only be shown in person - trying to argue this over some forum is a waste of time.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:46 am

I for one, am not about to have a discussion on it's merits or not. There are experts in both camps. I'm not an expert in either. I only research what I can with the limited time I have. Maybe it would be a good idea if you could post some public articles written by experts in the fitness training arena that back up your claims as well. I do believe in giving our readers enough information so that they can make a judgment based on something other than the kopitiam gossip we normally see here.

I value your input, and am not really disagreeing with you in the least. As you noticed, all the links I've posted all indicate that there ARE dangers to doing yoga while pregnant. However, what I've seen is most give their followers at least the ability, if they are yoga devotees, a way to continue with their programs in a manner that will be less dangerous. Dropping a kettlebell on your foot is dangerous as well if your continue after your hands cramp up. :wink:

I would think, just like a professional body builder, weight lifter, or any other sports oriented person, one who practices regularly will know when something is not quite right and also know to back off. I would also think that a professional yoga instructor, like a physical trainer, would also 'try' to give correct information. While I personally would not do yoga, it doesn't mean it isn't recognized. Kinda like TCM & acupuncture, which the west dissed for so many years. It's benefits are now recognized in the west and is becoming more and more mainstream as an acceptable form of alternative medicine.

Now, with that out of the way, I would also have to wonder at the level of Yoga instructors here in Singapore. But that's a different kettle of fish just like the level of fitness instructors here. :wink:

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Re: yoga for pregnant women

Postby Yogimum » Mon, 28 Jan 2008 1:22 pm

Nanusya wrote:Hello everyone! Want to join yoga classes for pregnant women. Could anyone recommend the good ones? Will be appreciated if you share your experience in yoga training. I have never done it before but very keen on the idea. Thanks in advance.


Hi,

Just a quickie to answer your question. Mother & Child in Tanglin Mall offer a very relaxing and safe prenatal program which may suit you. Prenatal Yoga is very helpful in preparing your body and mind for this wonderful but possibly stressful time in your life.

Best wishes and good luck!
Colleen
Caring for the Mum and Bud

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Postby shura » Thu, 07 Feb 2008 12:10 am

hi,

I m 29weeks pregnant and doing yoga once in a week at comoshambhala...they have a class for pregnants...I highly recommend it. the instructor is well-informed and if you have any problem with your pregnancy she tells you which positions are not suitable...

so, I find yoga is a good way to preaper your body to labor and keep yourmind calm...

cheers,


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