Aqua Yoga: Harmonizing Exercises in Water For Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond by Francoise Barbira Freedman lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Lorenz, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Water is a medium especially suited to pregnant women and wonderfully soothing to those who have just given birth. It is therapeutic and supportive, allowing you to stretch and breathe far beyond your capabilities on dry land. Yoga is a centuries old practice that promotes balance, energy, deep breathing and relaxation. Together they provide the optimum workout for you and your baby.
Franchise Barbira Freedman has taken classic yoga postures and adapted them for practice in water. Swimming is often recommended in pregnancy, but the author has taken this one step further, modifying the strokes so that they provide better alignment and breathing capabilities. Whether you are a good swimmer or a non-swimmer, the result is an inspiring book of exercises.
Aqua Yoga begins with yoga exercises and swimming techniques for pregnancy. These are designed to open the pelvis, develop your breathing and ease aches and pains. Floating relaxations in the water convey you into an anxiety-free state.
If you aim to have a water birth, Aqua Yoga suggests exercises to help reduce the pain of labour, to ease the birth and to open your pelvis in preparation for delivery.
Finally, energizing postnatal exercises close up your pelvis, tone your body and strengthen your abdominal muscles.
All the exercises are presented in sequences that are short, simple, effective and safe. Delightful colour photographs clearly illustrate the positions and techniques.
Introduction by: Dianne Garland & Michel Odent
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the spine and the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
96 pages. Index. 12″ x 9¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Health Yoga category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!