Lara Dutta is one of the fittest ladies out there. She has been practising yoga for over 12 years and continued through her pregnancy period. However, the former Ms Universe understood that since she was pregnant her routine would need to be modified. Lara Dutta has been a yoga practitioner for 12 years and when she became pregnant, she didn’t feel the need to stop with her daily exercises. But she understood that given the changes her body was undergoing, the routine needed to be modified to a specific prenatal routine. Lara is a veteran in the Fitness DVD scene and has had a successful run with the first three DVDs in the ‘H.E.A.L with Lara’ series. Her yoga instruction, Tonia Clarke is a certified pre-natal yoga teacher backed up her view that there was a market for a quality yoga DVD that’d help women stay fit through the three trimesters of pregnancy. The fitness DVD will be presented by Temple Wellness in association with Bheegi Basanti Entertainment.
The DVD is approximately 50 minutes long and comprises of a 30-min prenatal routine followed by two meditation techniques – Sohan and Har har. Prenatal yoga focusses on asanas and positions that helps create more space within the womb for the baby. It also helps beat lethargy and keeps the mood swings in check. According to the former Miss World the routine will benefit both the mother and her unborn child.
Lara’s tips for mothers
- Don’t rush into an exercise regime. Your body will know when the time is right to exercise post-pregnancy
- Stick to your post-natal massage regime for 40 days
- Breast-feed, not only is it essential for the baby but it burns calories as well
- If you’re really bothered about losing weight, use a pre-pregnancy dress as motivation
- Never start a post-natal exercise regime without consulting a doctor. Yoga courses should only be taken by a certified trainer.