Yoga for the Pregnant & Postpartum Core:
A Handbook for Students & Teachers
With clear, easy to understand descriptions this book will explain the changes that happen to the core during pregnancy and what yoga poses are safe through each trimester to build support for the core. The book will also address common concerns like abdominal separation and pelvic floor dysfunction offering tips for mitigating these issues during pregnancy and offering support healing postpartum.
You'll also find information not only addressing the changes to the postpartum body, but how every day posture and ergonomics can impact healing the core and rebuilding and strength. Most importantly you'll get step by step instructions on how to use yoga to rebuild pelvic floor and core strength postpartum. Including sequences designed specifically for strengthening the pelvic floor and supporting diastasis recti (abdominal separation) and a series of four easy to follow sequences that will guide you in gradually building strength postpartum, the book will offer clear guidance for returning core and pelvic floor function after baby arrives.
Yoga for Pregnancy & Birth: A Guide for Yoga Teachers
Written for yoga teachers by an experienced prenatal yoga teacher, this one of a kind manual offers guidance specifically designed for yoga teachers to support pregnant yoga students. A must for every yoga teacher’s library, whether you are planning to become a prenatal yoga teacher or simply want to know how to safely teach to pregnant students, this book is for you.
This clear and concise guide offers: yoga sequences, guided meditations and pranayama for pregnant students. Poses to avoid or modify during each trimester. Detailed pictures and descriptions of prenatal yoga poses. Instructions for integrating pregnant students into regular yoga classes. An overview of the changes to the pregnant body by trimester with an eye to their impact on the yoga practice. Ways in which yoga can support labor and birth. Common pregnancy complaints and yoga tips for addressing them. Guidelines for creating a prenatal yoga class.Written in inclusive language with an eye to trauma informed teaching, this essential guide will outline everything you need to know to safely and confidently work with the growing prenatal yoga population.