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Breathing Space For New Mothers

Rest, Stretch, and Smile—One Yoga Minute at a Time
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic
 | 
August, 2019
ISBN:
9781623173425
In stock now: 
5
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This gentle and novel guide to new motherhood encourages women to take time to breathe, embrace their experiences, and be "good enough"—one yoga minute at a time.  Beginning and deepening a home yoga practice for new mothers: from the warm-up of first days with a newborn to the wobbly-but-standing postures of confident new motherhood, Breathing Space for New Mothers encourages women to notice and nurture their feelings and foster self-compassion to approach motherhood with curiosity instead of fear, improvisation instead of rigidity, and humor instead of worry. The authors offer mothers a singular message: your well-being matters as much as your baby’s. Each chapter ends with a one-minute mindful yoga practice, which can be done in a sequence to create a relaxing and balancing support for the incredibly demanding first nine months with a baby.

“If you’ve just given birth—for the first time or the eighth time—you can exhale now. Breathing Space for New Mothers is exactly what you need as you stumble into this messy, chaotic, beautiful, sleepless, joyful, and confusing time called motherhood. No judgments, no hard-and-fast prescriptions. Just compassionate wisdom and practical suggestions on how to truly care for yourself.” —Linda Sparrowe, author of Yoga At Home

Publisher’s Description: 

A gentle and novel guide to new motherhoodone that encourages women to take time to breathe, embrace their experiences, and be "good enough"—one yoga minute at a time

Yoga instructor Alison Rogers and coauthor Erin O. White forge a new path through contemporary motherhood with their collection of gentle suggestions for beginning and deepening a home yoga practice for new mothers. From the warm-up of first days with a newborn to the wobbly-but-standing postures of confident new motherhood, Breathing Space for New Mothers encourages women to notice and nurture their feelings and foster self-compassion to approach motherhood with curiosity instead of fear, improvisation instead of rigidity, and humor instead of worry. The authors offer mothers a singular message: your well-being matters as much as your baby’s. Each chapter ends with a one-minute mindful yoga practice, which can be done in a sequence to create a relaxing and balancing support for the incredibly demanding first nine months with a baby.

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