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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bravado Designs


A couple of weeks ago, I attended a fun, evening event to preview a revolutionary yoga nursing bra by Bravado Designs: the Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing BraWhat better place to attend this event, than at Five Pillars Yoga, located at 1298 Madison Avenue (at 92nd Street). We were treated to a yoga class led by yoga expert Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow & Maternity Lifestyle maven. Though I'm not nursing, I still rocked this fabulous and super comfy bra. It not only kept me "together" during my yoga sesh, but I can't seem to take it off - not even to sleep (the best!) Bravado Designs had an amazing surprise at the end of the event (read on).

Ready to #BeComfortable and for #BravadoYoga

Bravado Designs, a world leader in intimate apparel for nursing moms, announced their arrival into a new lifestyle category with the Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra. Adding to the company’s existing collection of maternity and nursing bras and tanks, the new Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra is an easy choice for low impact activity including Yoga, Pilates, walking and simply keeping up with baby or just to wear as an everyday nursing bra.


We’re thrilled to launch our new Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra,” said Staci Starr, Senior Marketing and Brand StrategistBuilding on our customers’ long-standing loyalty for Body Silk Seamless, the most comfortable bra in the world, we’ve been creating designs that support moms’ breastfeeding success for more than 20 years with comfort and style. Given that most moms are active pre- and post-natally with fitness pursuits like Yoga, walking and Pilates, a Yoga Nursing bra was an inevitable next step to expand our line.”

“I’ve been teaching expectant and new moms yoga for years, and finding a comfortable nursing bra is a common concern I hear,” said Yoga expert, maternity lifestyle guru and Mama Glow co-founder, Latham Thomas. “I love that Bravado Designs has introduced a solution – a bra that feels comfortable and doesn’t restrict your movement. It makes all the difference in the world, especially for an expectant or new mom whose body is constantly changing.”


Keep Calm and Om: Comfort Never Looked So Good

With convertible criss-cross straps and four-way stretch fabric that molds to a woman’s changing shape, whether in the third trimester or throughout breastfeeding, the Body Silk Seamless Yoga nursing bra is luxuriously soft, seamless and wire-free for added comfort. It also features removable foam inserts for shape and discretion, as well as easy open and close clips and full drop-away bra cups for skin-to-skin contact. The bra also comes with a conversion kit for extended usage. Now moms can indulge in their favorite yoga practice or activity, in total comfort and style.

Nursing Bra Nirvana Built with Anti-Microbial Technology - The Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra also features patented Silverbreeze™ technology, an antimicrobial finish that is applied to the fabric which prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause unpleasant odors, premature decay of the fabric and discoloration. The active ingredient, silver ions, control the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the fabric surface, keeping it fresh through the most rigorous Vinyasa class, power walks and Pilates routine.

Availability - 
Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Yoga Nursing Bra is currently available in Charcoal Heather and Pink Heather for $55.00 in the US and Canada at www.BravadoDesigns.com and National and Specialty retailers including Diapers.com, Breakout Bras.com, Figure 8 Maternity.com, Bosom Buddies, The Pump Station, Yummy Mummy, and in Canada at West Coast Kids, Snuggle Bugz, andWell.ca.


NOW, if you know yoga, then you pretty much are familiar with the amazing photography by Robert Sturman (and if you're not familiar, I'm sure you've seen those AH-mazingly breathtaking photos on Instagram. If not, see pics here). Well, Robert was on hand to photograph each of doing our favorite yoga pose - I was ecstatic! I went with my signature wall/back-arch. 


BONUS: Latham offers her top three favorite poses, that can easily be done at home, to help nursing moms feel their most comfortable.
Courtesy of Latham Thomas / Instagram - @glowmaven
Child’s Pose (Restore): This gentle stretch calms the brain, helping to relieve stress and fatigue, along with back and neck pain. It also helps stretch the hips, thighs and ankles. 

Instructional Tip: Kneel down to your mat and touch your big toes together. Then, press your hips back toward your heels, separate your knees to hips-width and lay your torso down onto the floor or a bolster. Simply breathe deeply and rest for 5-to-10 breaths to feel the benefits.

Leg Drain (Rejuvenate): Leg drain pose is an easy way to refresh and combat sleep deprivation by boosting circulation and helping to drain lymph and other fluids that have pooled in your legs, angles and feet.

Instructional Tip: Find a wall and, lay on your back with your legs straight up against the wall. If you want, lay a folded blanket or towel under your lower back for extra comfort. Now, rest in this posture for 20 minutes; it's equivalent to taking a two-hour nap!

Reclined Cobbler’s Pose (Restore): Reclined cobbler's pose is a restorative posture that supports the spine and opens the chest and heart area. This is especially comforting for nursing moms who often suffer mid back and shoulder pain from hunching forward and flexing shoulders with little or improper cushion support when breastfeeding.

Instructional Tip: Stack blocks on an angle and lay your bolster over the blocks so it is at a 45-degree angle. Bring your sacrum to the base of the bolster, press hands into the floor and feet into the floor as you gently lie back. Allow the spine to rest over the bolster, relax your neck and head and open your chest. Draw the soles of your feet together and let the knees splay out to the sides. Rest your arms to the sides, palms face up.

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