alignment

As a second time mom, I had assumed that the prenatal yoga techniques I had learned in the first pregnancy would serve me just fine this time around. So I wasn't exactly looking for a prenatal exercise class. But after reading the description, I knew this class was somehow different - and so, as it turned out, was this pregnancy.

I started getting lower back problems during my fourth month, which I had not experienced before (being 8 years younger then!). Given that I could barely stand straight some days, the claim of a "pain free pregnancy" really caught my attention so I signed up. 

Well, by applying the principles I learned after the very first class, I was able to solve the back pain. But I got a lot more than that - after completing the six classes, I feel very confident going into this birth, armed with all of the knowledge of efficient birthing positions and knowing exactly how to help my body do what it was structurally designed to do.

Susanne and Jillian emphasize working with instead of against our anatomy, and making things easy and efficient for ourselves.  I now believe that good alignment is something everybody should learn, at all stages of life.

I was impressed enough with the results that I invited them to speak to a group of non-pregnant people at my workplace, where their information was well received. Highly recommended to take their classes!

Prenatal Alignment Class participant
November 20, 2013

Here is a question I got from a pregnant client of mine. Its a question I get all the time.

I am pretty sure I am starting to have abdominal separation (I notice a buldge above my navel when I do ab work). I was wondering if it was still safe to continue ab work with this condition (i.e., crunches, planks, leg raises, etc).

Having experienced lower back pain since my first pregnancy, I was eager for some relief and healing in my second pregnancy. X-rays taken after my first pregnancy didn't indicate a problem, yet sitting often felt excruciating.  I began my (Prenatal Alignement) class 30 weeks into my second pregnancy and immediately incorporated the alignment stance and suggestion for footwear into my life. I also made use of the half-circle prop provided to class participants while on a 7 hour car trip. The result after 1 week: a significant reduction in my pain and increase in my awareness of my body and alignment! So glad to have found (this class)!

Prenatal Alignment Class participant
April 11, 2013

Prenatal Alignment Class

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Painfree Pregnancy - Prenatal Alignment Class

"And pregnant women also must take care of their bodies, not avoiding exercise nor adopting a low diet … for children before birth are evidently affected by the mother just as growing plants are by the earth." Aristotle, Politics, Book VII, Chapter XVII

PRENATAL ALIGNMENT CLASS

Our ultimate goals for you and your baby are a
healthy and painfree pregnancy,
happy memories of your birth
and an easy recovery.

6 Week Series of Restorative Exercise and Education
lead by Jillian Nicol, Restorative Exercise Specialist and Susanne Reinhold, Restorative Exercise and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist. 

This brand-new class series combines exercise with education on how to move your body in a health-promoting, biologically optimal way.

We all know that a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity in addition to the nutrients from a wholesome diet and sufficient periods of rest and sleep. But are we getting enough "movement nutrients" and are we getting it right? Here are some facts:

Reality Check 1: We spend most of the day sitting on sitting devices. On chairs. Benches. Sofas. In cars. On toilets! All this sitting occurs at home, on the bus, at work, at the restaurant, in the park. North Americans even bring their folding chairs to music festivals!

Bethany Learn's from Fit 2 Be Studio asked me to write something for her blog after she read my belly blues blog post from a few weeks ago. This is what I wrote and what was published on her blog last week. It's about time that I put it up on my own blog - slightly edited. Its a bit on the longer side but it has lots of picture! Here goes:

I have a love-hate relationship with facebook. I love it when I see a link to really cute minimal shoes like these ones. But I get rather turbulent flow in my blood vessels when I come across people saying stuff like:
'I had an awesome leg workout. I had to take the elevator down because my legs were so sore.'
or 'Great workout. I hobbled home'. Haha.

BAD. Very bad. Very, very bad. And before you say 'hang on a minute, I was told to pull my belly in', let me explain:

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