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Theresa Jamieson

Conscious Birthing: Yoga and Meditation for Pregnancy

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.

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