Yoga for Pregnancy: Ninety-Two Safe, Gentle Stretches Appropriate for Pregnant Women & New Mothers

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 144 pages
Sandra Jordan offers yoga as a way of developing self-reliance and calmness of mind during pregancy. Practicing yoga poses with quiet mindfulness developmes a strong, supple body and the ability to breathe deeply and relax completely. Yoga for Pregnancy provides ninety-two lyngar 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 pregnancy women adjust to the phsycial and mental demands of labor birth, and motherhood.
 

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Contents

Foreword By Sandra Penn MD
Introduction
When To Begin Yoga During Pregnancy
ii
How To Use This Book
5
How To Organize A Program Of Yoga Poses
6
Chapter 1 THE PELVIC TILTING POSES
7
Chapter 2 THE SHOULDER STRETCHING AND CHEST OPENING POSES
15
Chapter 3 THE STANDING POSES
26
Chapter 6 THE HAMSTRING CALF AND INNER THIGH STRETCHING POSES
66
Chapter 7 THE TWISTING POSES
82
Chapter 8 THE BREATHING AWARENESS AND RELAXATION POSES
89
Chapter 9 THE POSTNATAL POSE
98
Sample Program For First Trimester
114
Sample Program For Second Trimester
116
Sample Program For Third Trimester
118
Recommended Reading
120

Chapter 4 THE FRONT HIP AND THIGH STRETCHING POSES
42
Chapter 5 THE SQUATTING AND HIP STRETCHING POSES
55

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About the author (1988)

Sandra Jordan, mother of two boys, has taught prenatal yoga classes in Honolulu Hawaii, since 1980. She is a Certified Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has traveled twice to India to study with Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iynegar. She is the author of Yoga with a Partner.

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