Following a program of gentle exercise and stretching provides comfort during pregnancy and aids in postpartum recovery.
An excellent guide, this book provides stretching exercises for both pregnancy and the postpartum period. During pregnancy, the stretches keep the woman limber and better prepare her for childbirth. During the postpartum period, the stretches help her recover more easily as well as strengthen those areas of the body loosened by childbirth.
Readers have at their fingertips more than 35 stretches―grouped by pregnancy trimester or postpartum period―to work the abdominals, activate the pelvic floor, and recover. With each stretch they are given general information, technique, benefits, contraindications, as well as variations to make the stretch either easier or more challenging. The anatomical illustrations depict not only the correct positions, but also highlight those muscles being stretched and worked.
All stretches are accompanied by tutorial videos, which can be accessed through a QR code. The videos facilitate the practice by demonstrating the correct movement.
Prepare for and recover from childbirth safely and effectively with Anatomy & Stretching for Pregnancy & Postpartum.
Mireia Patiño Coll has always been interested in yoga and has been teaching yoga professionally for more than 20 years. She has worked in several yoga schools dedicated to children and adults. Furthermore, Mireia has specialized in postural reeducation for people recovering from injury. She has a master’s in Religious and Cultural Dialogue; a PhD in Bhakti Yoga from Ramón Llull University; a full membership certificate as a full teaching member for International Yoga; membership with the Teachers Association (I.Y.T.A.); and she earned a yoga instructor’s diploma in 2005.
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