Iyengar Yoga for Motherhood

Safe Practice for Expectant & New Mothers
Author: Rita Keller,Geeta S. Iyengar,Kerstin Khattab
Publisher: Sterling/Penn
ISBN: 9781402726897
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 443
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With its allopathic medical vetting, and more than 400 illustrations, this guide is intended for every yoga instructor, mother-to-be, and new mum who wants to continue her practice. It features instructions and hints, notes on the position's positive effects and contra-indications, and advice on "checking yourself" for proper form and technique.


A Gem for Women
Author: Geeta S. Iyengar
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: 8170237157
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 460
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"Yoga is considered uniquely instrumental in the search for self realisation, and through it the realisation of God. The author, who has mastered the subtle techniques of the art, has presented it in book form, showing a variety of āsanas known for their physical and curative values, Prānāyāma with its Bandhas and Dhyāna or meditation."-back cover.

Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Author: Francoise Barbira Freedman
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405327154
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Enhance your experience of pregnancy and birth with the meditative power of yoga. Step-by-step yoga postures specially adapted for each trimester, relaxation techniques and simple breathing exercises will show you how to adjust to the physical demands of labour and give birth with minimum strain. From conception to birth, help develop shared wellbeing, with the only guide to identify the real advantages of yoga for mother and baby.

Yoga for Pregnancy

What Every Mom-to-Be Needs to Know
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485646
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 64
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Drawing on her experience as a mother, a yoga teacher, and a physical therapist, author Judith Lasater, PhD presents a comprehensive and easy-to-follow program of yoga poses and breathing practices. These will help the mother to stay flexible and healthy throughout the pregnancy, remain present during the challenges of labor and delivery, and care for herself during the postpartum period. In addition, the author has created a special section called "Mantras for Mom and Baby," where the mother can explore heart-centered practices, one for each month during pregnancy and baby’s first year.

Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby

Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
Author: Margo Shapiro Bachman
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622030680
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
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Pregnancy is an extraordinary time of transformation and a profound rite of passage that requires special care and guidance. The complementary tools and practices of Ayurveda and yoga have been used together for thousands of years to support a healthy body, balanced mind, and higher consciousness. With Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby, Margo Shapiro Bachman brings readers the first book to show how these "sister sciences" can support the miraculous journey of pregnancy. This thoroughly detailed guidebook shares practical and easy-to-apply teachings and information to help women experience pregnancy with radiant health and abundant joy, including: The basics of Ayurveda, yoga, diet, and lifestyle—cornerstone principles, basic terms and concepts, essential self-assessments, and more Month-by-month exercises and practices, including meditation, mantra, breathwork, asana, journaling, and massage Practical tips to encourage natural labor and delivery Guidance on staying healthy and happy in the precious first postpartum weeks with baby For women everywhere, Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby is an indispensable resource for treasuring every moment of pregnancy and blessing the mother and child with health, happiness, consciousness, and love.

Yoga Sadhana for Mothers

Author: Sharmila Desai,Anna Wise
Publisher: Yogawords Limited
ISBN: 9781906756307
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
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Yoga Sadhana for Mothers is far more than just a how-to yoga manual. Although the book includes clear, illustrated guidelines on modifying the Ashtanga yoga primary series during pregnancy, at its heart are intimate first-hand accounts from prominent members of the Ashtanga yoga community of their experiences of conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Additional material includes interviews with the Jois family and essential guidance for pregnancy and postnatal care. Beautifully presented, with treasured family photos alongside yoga photography, this is an inspiring, essential guide for any yoga student, yoga teacher - and mother.

Inner Beauty, Inner Light

Yoga for Pregnant Women
Author: Frederick Leboyer
Publisher: Newmarket Press
ISBN: 9781557043153
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Leboyer's prose and photographs explain and show the benefits of yoga for pregnant women, detailing appropriate techniques and postures and stressing their effects on healthy and joyous child-bearing

Yoga for Pregnancy

Author: Sandra Jordan
Publisher: B Jain Publishers Pvt Limited
ISBN: 9788131909201
Page: 125
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This book offers yoga as a way of developing self-reliance and calmness of mind during pregnancy. Practising yoga poses with quiet mindfulness develops a strong, supple body and the ability to breathe deeply and relax completely. Yoga for Pregnancy provides ninety-two Iyengar poses carefully chosen for their safety and effectiveness during and after pregnancy. Each pose is explained concisely, illustrated with a photograph, and clearly marked with a code that tells which postures are advised for each trimester. This is a supportive guide to safe, gentle stretches that can help pregnant women adjust to the physical and mental demands of labour, birth, and motherhood.

A Woman's Book of Yoga

Author: Machelle M. Seibel,Hari Kaur Khalsa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440627983
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman's health and mental well-being. The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one's own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women's health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga's positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.

Birth in Awareness

A Handbook of Prenatal Yoga
Author: Gabrielle Earls
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780648039303
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 172
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Birth in Awareness - A handbook of prenatal yoga is a detailed resource on how to practice and teach prenatal yoga. Written by an experienced prenatal yoga teacher and doula, this book is a must have for all yoga teachers and women who are practicing yoga while pregnant. ¿ With over 100 hand drawn illustrations the book is filled with useful and practical information. There are detailed chapters on women's and physiology, increasing our understanding of labour. Asana with descriptions that adjust for pregnancy. Specialised pranayama for pregnancy and birth. The Do's and Do not's of yoga through pregnancy and birth. Class sequencing ideas and exercise in the early postpartum stage.

Props for Yoga

A Guide to Iyengar Yoga Practice with Props
Author: Eyal Shifroni
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514355893
Page: 178
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Invented by B.K.S Iyengar, props have helped millions of people to realize his vision that "Yoga is for All." Props enable people of any age group and any health condition to enjoy the benefit of asana practice. This book presents classic and innovative uses of props. It provides detailed step by step instructions accompanied by ample photos and tips. Volume I, the first in a series, focuses on Standing Poses.

Yoga Mama

The Practitioner's Guide to Prenatal Yoga
Author: Linda Sparrowe
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611801303
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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"Includes sequences for each trimester, labor and birth, and postpartum"--Front cover.

The Woman's Yoga Book

Asana and Pranayama for all Phases of the Menstrual Cycle
Author: Bobby Clennell
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485670
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Bobby Clennell brings decades of yoga study and teaching experience to The Woman’s Yoga Book. She offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to support menstrual health from menarche to menopause, along with nutritional and lifestyle information for those times off the yoga mat. Yoga sequences are given for each phase of the menstrual cycle: • premenstrual: poses to stabilize • menstruation: poses to restore • postmenstrual: poses to rebalance • on through to ovulation: poses to strengthen In addition, The Woman’s Yoga Book offers sequences for: • PMS, irritability, tension, and moodswings • migraine headaches • bloating and breast tenderness • insomnia • cramps and lower back pain • heavy bleeding • scanty periods • absence of menstruation • irregular periods A former professional animator, Bobby has used her skill in rendering over 700 illustrations that teach right along with her text. Best of all, she encourages women to embrace the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being that comes from practicing women’s yoga. Begin the journey—now!

Yoga For Pregnancy

Poses, Meditations, and Inspiration for Expectant and New Mothers
Author: Leslie Lekos,Megan Westgate
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201992
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 296
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The physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of yoga are invaluable during the profound journey of pregnancy. From increased strength and balance to a deeper feeling of connection with the life growing inside you, prenatal yoga will help you feel your best during this sacred time. Yoga for Pregnancy offers detailed, precise instruction for over a hundred yoga poses to support you during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Accompanying sequences focus on a range of applications, from quick daily practices to poses for common pregnancy ailments. Woven throughout the book, you'll find resources to help prepare you for an empowered labor. Filled with modifications, tips, and abundant illustrations, this is an indispensable text for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Going beyond physical posture practice, Yoga for Pregnancy also includes guidance on meditation, visualization, devotional chanting, nutrition, herbal remedies, and other tools to inspire and nourish you and your baby.

Watch Me Do Yoga

Author: Bobby Clennell
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485700
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Watch Me Do Yoga is narrated by a child's voice as she goes through a series of yoga poses. We see her practicing with her dad, her mom, or the family dog—and sometimes alone on her mat. We see her in the garden, on the patio, in her bedroom, even sitting on a gigantic lotus. But no matter what the setting, she relates her yoga to the natural world. She stands like a tree or a mountain and imitates the actions of animals—a fish, a dog, a lion, and a tortoise. She celebrates her connection with the life around her and wants just a bit of attention in return. The upbeat text and appealing illustrations should encourage young children to practice yoga and their parents to practice with them.

Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise E-Book

A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists
Author: Luise Worle,Erik Pfeiff
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702050016
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise is a practical guide to prescribing yoga exercises therapeutically for common health problems. The book is aimed at all manual therapists, as well as yoga teachers working with beginners and physically restricted or older students. It describes how to modify yoga postures for a wide range of patients and conditions, integrating relaxation, stretching and strengthening. Written in an accessible style and with a very practical layout, it describes the principles and aims of this exercise approach before providing groups of exercises for specific areas of the body (feet and knees, pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle, neck, arms and hands). Exercises are classified from basic to advanced level and supported by clear illustrative photographs and precise descriptions. KEY FEATURES Includes basic tests to find the appropriate exercises Gives advice for patient compliance Presents basic exercises for all areas of the body Helps patients build up a successful individual form of practice Luise Wörle and Erik Pfeiff both lecture and teach throughout Europe. Luise is a yoga teacher and osteopath; Erik is a psychotherapist and bodywork therapist.

Immaculate Deception II

Myth, Magic and Birth
Author: Suzanne Arms
Publisher: Celestial Arts
ISBN: 0307790479
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 302
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In this intimate perspective on birth, renowned author and photographer Suzanne Arms conveys the inherent wisdom in this natural process, through her eloquent words and pictures. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga for Pregnancy

Author: Wendy Teasdill
Publisher: GAIA
ISBN: 9781856752442
Category: Exercise for pregnant women
Page: 143
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Foreword by Michel Odent; Introduction; Chapter 1 How yoga enhances pregnancy; Chapter 2 Yoga in everyday life; Chapter 3 Yoga for the first trimester; Chapter 4 Yoga for the second trimester; Chapter 5 Yoga for the third trimester; Chapter 6 Labour and birth; Chapter 7 Life after birth.

Expecting Better

Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - And What You Really Need to Know
Author: Emily Oster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143125702
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 313
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An award-winning social scientist uses economic tools to challenges popular misconceptions about pregnancy to counsel women on how to navigate contradictory and extreme abstinence-style advice to promote empowerment, reduce risks and enable practical choices.

Yoga and Scoliosis

A Journey to Health and Healing
Author: Marcia P. Monroe
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 9781617050374
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 125
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Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healingis a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical activity and is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility and to address the spinal curvature of scoliosis without surgery. The book presents an evidence-based look at how this approach works. Dr. Fishman has been treating individuals with scoliosis with yoga for many years and has collected x-rays of his work, before and after, demonstrating actual lessening of the degree of curvature from the practice of Iyengar yoga. Yoga and Scoliosis: A Journey to Health and Healingis a source of encouragement, knowledge, and healing for those who have scoliosis and need to treat it, but want to avoid braces and/or surgery. Itbriefly covers the history and treatment modalities of scoliosis and discusses the development of the spine in the embryo. Yoga and Scoliosisexplores the complexities of the concept of alignment in the body, with the main part of the book showing how to address scoliosis utilizing Iyengaryoga. Four chapters give instruction in yoga asanas for scoliosis, and another chapter discusses yoga practice in daily living. The book includes a Foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga.