A much-needed antidote to our up to date, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who want to participate in the wondrous process of bringing new life into the world. Its ideas derive from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, with its emphasis on body, mind, and spirit, and the recent Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the most efficient information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to make sure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception.
Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is rich in practical information, including strategies to lend a hand enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each and every of their five senses, in addition to through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and strengthen the infant’s emotional environment, as do tips for conscious communication with a partner. Exercises prepare parents for the experience of childbirth itself, followed by natural approaches to dealing with the first weeks of parenting, from healing herbs to enhancing your milk supply to coping with postpartum depression.
Inspiring, expansive, and remarkably informative, this unique book from acclaimed experts in mind-body medicine will profoundly support the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby.
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