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Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth
Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth
by Jeannine Parvati Baker
Edition: Paperback
20 used & new from CDN$ 34.36

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is wonderful, Sept. 25 2003
Review of Prenatal Yoga & Natural Childbirth - Silver Anniversary edition
by: Jeannine Parvati Baker
by: Robin Lim
My copy arrived by mail. I felt the stork had dropped a bundle on my
doorstep. I so loved the first and later editions of Prenatal Yoga, and
was nervous to see how 'she' had matured.
First - the cover is delicious. Inside I found everything I always
loved about prenatal yoga. The photos. The YOGA. The stories. A poem I
treasure. Everything new in this book is ancient knowledge, wise words
which I as a woman need to read over and over again.
This book and I have a long 'herstory'. In 1975 to 76 I was a
pregnant teenager. My midwives in Santa Barbara loaned me their 1st
edition copy of Prenatal Yoga. I loved it so much that I bought one for
myself. Following Jeannine's simple instructions for centering and healing
my body through yoga, I achieved a blissful pregnancy, and an ecstatic
passage into motherhood.
I have always believed that, the quality of an expectant woman's fine level
of feeling during pregnancy, greatly influences the wholeness of the baby's
soul. Today, as I write, that first baby of mine, Déjà, is in
Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a U.N. delegate at the World Summit on
Sustainable Development. She is an advocate for human rights regarding
HIV/AIDS policies for the poor. Today I cannot help but wonder if the
quiet neck rolls, cat stretches, pythons, pelvic rocks and deep delicious
breathing I did, daily while she grew under my heart, had an effect.
The book Prenatal Yoga & Natural Childbirth, guided me through all
five pregnancies. I have lost this book so many times. Loaned it out,
given it away. Always when she comes home to me, I rejoice, and gobble up
each word.
As a midwife I plan to have many copies in my lending library. I do find
that the women I help who practice prenatal yoga, have smoother deliveries.
This makes my job less stressful. With the release of the silver
anniversary edition I am certain that the next generation of mothers and
their babies will be blessed. As a grandmother I intend to keep it on my
shelf forever.

Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth
Prenatal Yoga and Natural Birth
by Jeannine Parvati Baker
Edition: Paperback
20 used & new from CDN$ 34.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Prenatal Yoga & Natural Childbirt, Aug. 19 2003
As a midwife I keep reading and rereading this book. I just ove it. Any woman expecting a baby should have this book, to guide her. Thank heaven for Jeannine Parvati Baker and her wise words.

Blackberries in the Dreamhouse
Blackberries in the Dreamhouse
by Diane Frank
Edition: Paperback
25 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Blackberries in the Dream House, Aug. 18 2003
Blackberries in the Dream House
Some books take a day or two to read, and then haunt you forever. Blackberries in the Dream House by Diane Frank is like that. I read it while traveling, thinking to pick up a light book. The poetry of each well crafted line compelled me to turn page after page, the erotic subtext kept me prisoner to the last page.
Chapter by chapter the lives of once-upon-a-time lovers in Japan, unfold like a silk kimono woven in dream time, iridescent, beautiful, fragrant. Frank populates her pages with dragonflies, thunder storms, dancers, sumi artists, broken wings of angels which turn into shards of glass and pierce lovely feet. I am so happy to have found this book.

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