Postpartum Yoga

My interest in a postpartum woman’s experience with (or without) yoga is the main reason why this page exists. I strongly believe that yoga can heal the physical and emotional wounds that childbirth can incur on women. As this site goes through its own gestation, the information available here will become available.

For the time being, please see my blog entries on
The Eight Limbs of Postpartum Yoga:
“An Introduction”
Asana
Pranayama”
Yamas
Niyamas
Pratyahara
Dharana
Dhyana
Samadhi
“Conclusion”

At a mama-baby yoga class with my seven-month-old daughter in Charleston, SC. (2011)

At a mama-baby yoga class with my seven-month-old daughter in Charleston, SC. (2011)

My research into the Eight Limbs of Postpartum Yoga has come from the following:

Chidananda, Swami. Path to Blessedness: Quintessence of the Ashtanga Yoga of Sage Maharashi Patanjali. Web edition. Rishikesh, India: Divine Life Society, 1999.

Davis, Elizabeth, and Debra Pascali-Bonaro. Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth Experience. New York: Rodale, 2010.

Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Rev. ed. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 1999.

England, Pam, and Rob Horowitz. Birthing From Within: An Extra-Ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation. Albuquerque, NM: Partera Press, 1998.

Lad, Vasant. Textbook of Ayurveda: Fundamental Principles. Vol. 1. Albuquerque, NM: Ayurvedic Press, 2002.

Satchidananda, Swami. The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita. 3rd ed. Yogaville, VA: Integral Yoga Publications, 1997.

——-. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Translation and Commentary by Swami Satchidananda. 14th ed. Yogaville, VA: Integral Yoga Publications, 2009.

Sivananda, Swami. Conquest of Anger. 6th ed. Rishikesh, India: Divine Life Society, 1997.

——-, and Swami Chidananda. Ideal of Married Life: Guidelines for Happy Household and Family Life. Web edition. Rishikesh, India: Divine Life Society, 2001.

——-. Kundalini Yoga. 10th ed. Rishikesh, India: Divine Life Society, 1994.

——-. The Science of Pranayama. Web edition. Rishikesh, India: Divine Life Society, 2000.

Sivananda Yoga Center. The Sivananda Companion to Yoga: A Complete Guide to the Physical Postures, Breathing Exercises, Diet, Relaxation and Meditation Techniques of Yoga. New York: Fireside, 2000.

Vishnu-devananda, Swami. The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1988.

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