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Yoga for Pregnancy

Yoga is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways for women to prepare their bodies to conceive. The physical regimen plus the deep breathing rituals associated with yoga can really help ground the body and heal any problems. Many people are simply too tense to relax and have sex, never mind conceive a child.  Yoga can help you feel “more in the mood to make love” because your body is looser and more relaxed.


Yoga usually involves taking deep cleansing breaths which are very detoxifying and revitalizing to the physical system for both men and women. The more in shape you are physically, the better chance you have of conceiving a kid.  Yoga also helps take the weight off which is a good thing because it is more difficult for obese men or women to have kids. If you would like to start Yoga. You can get promo codes for Yoga Accessories for a discount a a site like


Many of these ancient yoga postures have been specifically created to strengthen the back and stomach muscles, which gives you more flexibility and stretch for when you have sex.

As pregnancy yoga also helps the mother strengthen and align her spine she will suffer less backaches as a result of having to carry the child, larger breasts and the extra body weight that is packed on the woman’s frame during pregnancy. Remember that your child will only be as strong as your body is in the end as your body is the ultimate vessel for carrying that human life.


Yoga that is done after pregnancy is called prenatal yoga and it can help with symptoms of pregnancy such as sore feet, sore back, nausea, morning sickness, shortness of breath and anxiety!  That is a lot more than any drugs on the market can do for infertility or pregnancy issues!


Animal Work and Tai Chi

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , ,

Tai Chi is historically a form of animal work that is based on animals in nature. As in yoga, many of the postures are based on the stances that animals take. In the twelfth century there was a master named Chang San-Feng.  Chang is said to have observed five animals that are also cornerstone animals in feng shui- the-tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, and crane–and then rated them in terms of their dominance. He concluded that the snake and the crane, who find ironic strength in their ability to yield, bend or escape through the air, were the two most powerful creatures.  This is why movements in Tai Chi have such poetic names as “White Crane Spreads Its Wings.”


The result of Chang’s meditations upon the movements of both real and archetypal animals was a set of exercises with postures that took the body of the human through a graceful series of movements that mimic everything from submission to evasion to intimidation. The aggression in some of the postures is why some people think Tai Chi is militant in origin when actually the exercises were created to add some yang (relaxation and open heart) to the yin lifestyle (rigid and restricted) of ancient Chinese shoulders.


No matter how perfectly you are accomplishing the Tai Chi movements and postures your effort is all for nothing if you are not breathing properly while doing them. In addition to moving your limbs you must also breathe out as you go into each movement.  There is no huffing and puffing allowed in Tai Chi. These are the same type of deep breaths that you were taught to do in Yoga or Meditation classes.  These deep healing breaths help calm and center you as well as massage your internal organs, help your cells get rid of toxins and calm and soothe the mind.


Of course tai chi is more than just a series of perfectly executed postures. Perfection is not the aim of Tai Chi. It is getting from posture to posture that is most important. It is more about improvement at your own pace. Each movement must be flow into the next and the movements are not to be rushed. They are to be performed at a gentle, graceful pace so that one movement flows naturally into another, like the movement of water.  Doing these movements with a crowd also helps you to connect to group mind and be in sync with others. In essence it teaches you to go with the flow!