Conscious Birthing: Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy

Conscious Birthing: Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy
Title: Conscious Birthing: Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy
Author:
Theresa Jamieson
Description: In this new revised and condensed edition of The Complete Book of Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy, Theresa adapts the ancient practice of yoga to the needs of contemporary women in pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. In a beautiful volume, all postures are thoroughly explained in a simple format and accompanied with descriptive photographs.
Conscious Birthing guides the reader through a safe and natural way of maintaining health, increasing vitality and preparing for a conscious and enjoyable birthing experience. This easy to follow guide has been designed to use as part of your everyday life, whether you have previous experience of yoga or not.
Many postures are explained, plus the practice of yoga breathing, deep relaxation, meditation and creative visualisation which help women during pregnancy. These are also important for mental, physical and emotional health in preparation for birth.
These practices increase your sense of wellbeing and health during pregnancy and after the birth. The importance and benefits of each posture is outlined including invaluable notes and precautions based on Theresa's many years of experience in teaching yoga to pregnant women.
The book includes birth stories written by women who have benefited from yoga during their pregnancies and in childbirth and there is discussion on the value of using specific essential oils and other natural remedies that can be used safely and effectively during labour and childbirth. There is also a postnatal yoga program which takes the reader through the first six months after birth detailing the correct and safest way to practice yoga from birth to six months after the birth.
No. of pages: 228
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 260 X 260mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Health Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 391 3
RRP: A$14.99

Contents

Foreword: Robert Tiller Acknowledgements Introduction PART I YOGA FOR PREGNANCY 1 Understanding yoga 2 Warming up: Floor exercises and postures 3 Squatting postures 4 Spinal twists 5 The pose of the child 6 Standing postures and exercises 7 Balancing postures 8 Pelvic floor exercises 9 Mudras 10 Seated postures for pranayama and meditation 11 Breathing exercises: pranayama PART II MEDITATION AND DEEP RELAXATION 12 Meditation 13 Traditional meditations 14 Creative meditations and visualisation 15 Deep relaxation: yoga nidra PART III PREGNANCY YOGA PROGRAMS 16 Seven easy programs PART IV COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES 17 From aromatherapy to crystals PART V CONSCIOUS BIRTHING 18 The role of the birth support 19 Skills for birth: Trust. Surrender. Accept 20 Affirmations and visualisations 21 Birth stories PART VI AT HOME WITH YOUR BABY: LIFE AND YOGA AFTER BIRTH 22 The first twelve months 23 Salute to the Sun 24 Six postnatal exercise programs Recommended reading Index
Foreword: Robert Tiller Acknowledgements Introduction PART I YOGA FOR PREGNANCY 1 Understanding yoga 2 Warming up: Floor exercises and postures 3 Squatting postures 4 Spinal twists 5 The pose of the child 6 Standing postures and exercises 7 Bala
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