Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth

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Sounds True, Incorporated, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 313 pages
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Pregnancy is an extraordinary time of transformation and a profound rite of passage that requires special care and guidance. The complementary tools and practices of Ayurveda and yoga have been used together for thousands of years to support a healthy body, balanced mind, and higher consciousness. With Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby, Margo Shapiro Bachman brings readers the first book to show how these "sister sciences" can support the miraculous journey of pregnancy. This thoroughly detailed guidebook shares practical and easy-to-apply teachings and information to help women experience pregnancy with radiant health and abundant joy, including:

  • The basics of Ayurveda, yoga, diet, and lifestyle--cornerstone principles, basic terms and concepts, essential self-assessments, and more
  • Month-by-month exercises and practices, including meditation, mantra, breathwork, asana, journaling, and massage
  • Practical tips to encourage natural labor and delivery
  • Guidance on staying healthy and happy in the precious first postpartum weeks with baby

For women everywhere, Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby is an indispensable resource for treasuring every moment of pregnancy and blessing the mother and child with health, happiness, consciousness, and love.

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Margo Shapiro Bachman

Margo Shapiro Bachman, MA, is a mother of two, a nationally certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and a RYT500 registered yoga teacher. She has studied and practiced Western herbal medicine, yoga, and meditation for over 20 years, and received extensive Ayurvedic training from Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad. Her private practice and teaching focus on women's and children's health. She lives with her husband and children in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See margoshapirobachman.com.


BAMS, MA Sc Vasant Lad

Lad Vasant is a native of India who has been a practitioner and professor of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 20 years. He served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India for three years. He also held the position of professor of clinical medicine for 12 years. Dr. Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery. He is the founder and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Since 1984, he has conducted one of the first full-time programs of study on Ayurveda in the United States. Dr. Lad is the author of Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing.

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