Yoga of Birth

Prenatal Yoga as Preparation for Birth

Guidance for yoga teachers and students on how to use prenatal yoga to empower women for birth
 
By Anahata Giri
 
Prenatal yoga is an effective way to help women prepare physically, mentally and emotionally for one of the most powerful experiences a woman may have in her life: childbirth. To do this, prenatal yoga needs to offer more than just “inner” tools. Prenatal yoga can be a forum to help women understand the social reality of birth today

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Birth as Meditation, Birth as Awakening: We need a Vision of Birth

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‘All of creation is with her as she becomes the very passage for life itself. And when the moment arrives to receive the fruit of her love, she is truly there in that silent joyous space to meet the small one with reverence and wonder.’ (p.210 Maria Rosenstone, cited in Leboyer).
 
Conscious birth and meditation share the same essential process: a deep embrace of life as it unfolds

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Effective Ways to Embrace the Pain and the Power of Birth!

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“A factor in labour is the intense sensation. It is beyond the expectations of anyone who has never given birth. This intense sensation is simply a part of the whole, and when there is no fear, it simply is.” Osho
 
Pain is the Power of Birth!
– Pain is a strong sensation that grabs your attention – and you need to pay attention to your body! Where your attention

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Recommended Reading for Pregnancy & Birth

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Birth with Confidence: Savvy Choices for Normal Birth – Rhea Dempsey Boathouse Press, 2013
This is my most highly recommended book for pregnant women and is a MUST READ. Birth attendant and educator for over 30 years, Rhea Dempsey provides practical advice and wisdom to help women make savvy choices about how to embrace the functional pain of birth; how to find the best support at the birth and how

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