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Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives

A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
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Crown
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March, 2005
ISBN:
9780517702208
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An inspiring and remarkably informative antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this book is designed as a guide for all who wish 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 latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure that our children are nourished by thoughts, words, and actions from the very moment of conception.

Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives is filled with practical information, including strategies to help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mother’s stress and improve 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.

After a special chapter on the essentials of fatherhood, the book concludes by widening the reader’s horizon to “healing the world one child at a time.”

 

 

The authors direct the pregnancy and childbirth program at the Chopra Center for Well-Being in California.

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

A much-needed antidote to our modern, assembly-line approach to childbirth, this new book is designed as a guide for all who wish 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 latest Western scientific prenatal research. By integrating the best information from these two very different perspectives, this remarkable book gives readers the tools to ensure 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 help enliven the body intelligence of unborn babies by nourishing each of their five senses, as well as through Ayurvedically balanced nutrition and eating with awareness. Specific yoga poses and meditation techniques reduce the mothers stress and improve the infants 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 enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth for both parents and baby.The program in this book is derived from two sources: the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and the latest Western scientific prenatal research. Integrating the best information from these very different perspectives gives readers the tools to ensure that their children are nourished by thoughts, words and actions from the very moment of conception. Derived from the birth education program at the Chopra Center for Well Being, this book is rich with practical information as well as Ayurvedically balanced nutritional plans and tips on eating with awareness. The yoga poses and meditation techniques described can help reduce the mother’s stress, as well as the exercises to prepare for childbirth. After the chapter on fatherhood, it concludes with a special section on healing the world, one child at a time.

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