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Yoga for Pregnancyby Francoise Freedman
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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.
Pregnancy is exciting — but also physically stressful. Organized into two sections, this fully illustrated manual — designed for pregnant women at all levels of fitness and without prior knowledge of yoga — provides a basic introduction to the technique, including proper breathing, postures, and relaxation methods. Easy-to-follow exercises are arranged in sequences for each trimester, and include labor and birthing positions. Keep yourself, and your baby, happy and relaxed.
"...an ancient yet modern approach to prenatal healthcare. Freeman and Hall, both yoga teachers and mothers, present the beneficial effects of harmonizing the mind and body during pregnancy with easy-to-follow exercises arranged in sequences for each trimester. This will be a hit for library and individual purchase."--Library Journal.
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