Rebozos… Every hipster will want one.
What is a rebozo you ask? Well, it is a traditional Mexican scarf or shawl. The rebozo is not only a fashion statement but also a support tool during pregnancy and the actual birth process.
The Moorish first introduced the rebozo to Spain in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Spanish then brought the rebozo to Mexico. By the 19th centurary, the rebozo had become an essential part of a woman’s traditional dress in Mexico. Women from all social orders in life wore rebozos.
The rebozo is said to represent the woman’s strength and courage, which I think is quite fitting since it usually accompanies a woman during birth- her rite of passage into motherhood.
As Gena Kirby, aka The Rebozo Goddess, says, “the rebozo offers support, pain relief, and empowerment to the laboring woman, and also her birth partner…the rebozo can be an aid in labor, a baby carrier, a knapsack, a cool weather wrap or elegant shawl. The rebozo is limitless”.
If you are pregnant, I highly suggest you take a look at Gena Kirby’s Rebozo Workshop schedule. If you and your partner are in the Los Angeles area, then you may be interested in the hour in which I teach birth positions (rebozo tips included). Email me with questions or if you are interested.
Row 500m, 30 sec plank, 10m crab walk, 30 sec bottom of squat, 10m lunge with elbow tap. Repeat.
Advanced, Intermediate, Beginner
5 Rounds, Every 5 min.
20 Wall Balls (8-14#)
Use a ball that you feel like you can do 5 continuous wall balls. If you prefer running over rowing, then substitute a 400m jog. If you prefer neither, then try 50m lunges and bear crawl back. If the intervals are too close, then space out on the 6min mark or even 7min mark.