Plan a childbirth that’s calm, natural, and self-empowered with The Yoga Birth Method. Applying the wisdom of yoga throughout the stages of pregnancy and labor, author Dorothy Guerra presents an eight-step pathway for connecting with your mind, body, and spirit from start to finish.
This easy-to-use guide will help you prepare for a positive and joyful childbirth. Learn how to manage pain, eliminate anxiety, and encourage labor progression with breathing and meditation techniques, affirmations, and yoga poses. Couples choose an intention that becomes a focal point for embracing a calm state of mind throughout the physical and emotional challenges of labor. You’ll also find guidance in drafting a birth plan, labor-support techniques for birth partners, helpful illustrations, information on medical intervention, and a “go to” chapter with detailed advice on all stages of labor to use when the big day arrives.
Praise: “A beautiful mind-body-spirit approach to birth!”—Penny Simkin, PT, author of The Birth Partner
There is a silent conversation born from the physical fusion between a mother and her baby during pregnancy—an unspoken communication that deepens as they journey together toward birth. How can expectant mothers maximize their connection to their unborn child? Shawn Tassone, co-author of Spiritual Pregnancy, explains how and why this connection happens and how to maximize pre-birth mother-baby bonding.
Many women may lean toward natural childbirth even prior to pregnancy. That said, having a natural childbirth requires research, planning, and plenty of moral support. Here, Yoga Birth Method author Dorothy Guerra explains why having a plan is so important to the process of natural birth.
Let's take a look at the rules of a yogic lifestyle.
Intent to Refrain from Negative Behaviors (Yamas)
Yamas are your social responsibilities to others and are practiced by setting an intention to refrain from negative behaviors. Yamas...
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