A practical, step-by-step photographic guide to yoga poses specifically chosen to support you safely through pregnancy and the first months following the birth.
Yoga is more important during pregnancy than at any other time of your life. As your body becomes unfamiliar to you from trimester to trimester and as labor approaches, you need safe, strengthening, and supportive sequences to guide you on your journey. This book gives you step-by-step yoga postures specially adapted for each trimester, and relaxation techniques and simple breathing exercises will show you how to adjust to the physical demands of labor and give birth with confidence. From conception to birth, help develop shared well-being and continue to reap the benefits of yoga after the birth as you bond with your new baby and regain your shape.
About the Author
Francoise Barbira Freedman is founder and director of the Birthlight Trust, a nonprofit yoga organization specializing in training and classes for perinatal and postnatal women and babies. She researches and teaches at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Social Anthropology. She is the author of Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond.