Yoga For Pregnancy

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9780706376678: Yoga For Pregnancy

As exciting a time as it is, pregnancy is extremely stressful on a woman's body. With yoga, you can achieve an inner harmony of mind and body that has far-reaching beneficial effects during pregnancy and for the rest of your life. Organized into two sections, this fully illustrated manual provides a basic introduction to yoga and practical instructions on how to do the breathing, postures and relaxation techniques, which have been carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of pregnancy. Designed to be used by pregnant women at all levels of fitness, it assumes no previous knowledge of yoga. The easy-to-follow exercises are arranged in sequences for each trimester, taking into account the different needs of each stage, and include useful labor and birthing positions. Through yoga, you can prepare your body and mind for birth, while keeping yourself and your baby happy and relaxed through this natural and beautiful process. 128 pages, 200 b/w illus., 7 1/4 x 9 3/4.

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Francoise Barbira Freedman is a mother, yoga teacher and anthropologist. She specialises in medical anthropology and lectures to midwives. In 1988 she founded Birthlight - an organisation dedicated to improving the experience of childbirth through yoga. Doriel Hall took up yoga during her first pregnancy. She later trained as a yoga teacher then studied further in India. She is a trustee of the Yoga Bio-medical Trust, and has been training teachers for the government body of yoga in the UK since 1986. The author of Starting Yoga, she writes and gives workshops on various aspects of yoga.

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