- By Janet Balaskas

Preparing for Birth with Yoga: Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth

  • Title: Preparing for Birth with Yoga: Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Author: Janet Balaskas
  • ISBN: 9780007166763
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth This is the definitive book in the area of natural childbirth Authoritative practical and accessible to all readers this freshly jacketed edition of a classic bestseller explains how to use simple y

    This is the definitive book in the area of natural childbirth Authoritative, practical and accessible to all readers, this freshly jacketed edition of a classic bestseller explains how to use simple yoga routines, an extremely effective exercise system for all stages of pregnancy, through the months leading up to childbirth, labour and beyond.

    1 thought on “Preparing for Birth with Yoga: Empowering and Effective Exercise for Pregnancy and Childbirth

    1. as a recent YTT grad and pregnant mama, this was exactly what I was looking for in a prenatal yoga book. helpful, informative, and well thought out. I also think it would be approachable for a new yogi. it's a bit old but I think its age adds an interesting element. highly recommend!

    2. I couldn't do it. I wasn't the perfect yoga-mom-to-be, or even remotely close to it. After about 6 months, yoga exercises were just too darn hard with that belly. Jack was a big baby and he wasn't about to let me twist my body every which way. We made it through, though, yoga or no, and we're no worse for it. The primary reason I gave it only two stars is that the book didn't work for me, so my rating is a subjective one. Others may find the book more useful. I didn't find anything fundamentally [...]

    3. This looks like a really good set of yoga practices for pregnant women. A lot of prenatal yoga books focus on breathing and relaxation exercise and gentle stretching, but this book is much more intense. Not only does it show exercises specific to the muscles of the pelvic floor, it also shows ways to modify one's existing yoga practice while pregnant. It's very thorough.

    4. Unlike Fit Pregnancy for Dummies or Exercising Through Your Pregnancy (both good reads), this book includes diagrams and directions for positions you can practice through your pregnancy to prepare you for birthing as well as ones you can use during labour. (Tres handy.) If you are less into the spiritual side of yoga, it's easy to skip to the exercise bits. Definitely recommend to the knocked up.

    5. Excellent for those who teach yoga and are interested in learning how to best service those who are pregnant.

    6. For women with an established yoga practice: especially helpful for breathing & relaxation before and during birth.

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