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Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood: Safe Practice for Expectant & New Mothersby Geeta Iyengar
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The publication of this follow-up volume to YOGA: The Path to Holistic Health (more than 50,000 copies sold) will be a landmark event in the yogic community. Officially sanctioned by B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the most venerated leaders in the yoga world.
With its superb provenance, encyclopedic coverage, meticulous allopathic medical vetting, and more than 400 illustration-packed pages, Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood will become the must-have guide for every yoga instructor, mother-to-be, and new mom who wants to continue her practice. Lavishly produced, and with a fresh contemporary look thats easy to follow, its broken up into trimesters with thorough explanations of what you can do and when, shown in 350 detailed photographs. Most important, however, it focuses on safety, carefully guiding students of every level through each asana, explaining which poses never to do and how to make others less stressful. Each spread features extensive instructions and hints, notes on the positions positive effects and contraindications, and advice on “checking yourself” for proper form and techniquea hallmark of the Iyengar style of yoga. Add to this a huge section on nutrition (with recipes), along with invaluable information on female physiology, and the result is a manual that no “yoga mother” should pass up!
From the daughter of yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, a book that every mother-to-be and new mom will celebrate!
With its superb provenance, encyclopedic coverage, and meticulous allopathic medical vetting, Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood is THE indispensable volume for every woman who wishes to continue her Yoga practice during pregnancy and the first 18 months of motherhood. Lavishly produced, with a fresh, contemporary design and a strong emphasis on safety, it offers guidance, reassurance, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. More than 350 photographs—using ethnically neutral models—carefully guide readers through every asana, highlighting variations on each for safe practice. Additionally, women will find safety rankings for each trimester of pregnancy, call-outs listing benefits and cautions, and detailed instructions for proper anatomical alignment and Pranayama breathing. Officially sanctioned by B.K.S. Iyengar, who has also written the foreword, the publication of Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood is sure to be an important event in the Yogic community.
Safe practice for expectant and new mothers. Easy to follow and arranged into the trimesters of pregnancy.
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