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Table Of Contents

foreword
introduction: riding the waves of motherhood
mindful motherhood: you can do it
mindful awareness of breathing
the ever-changing river of experience
mindful motherhood yoga series
the three elements of experience
the observing self
the balloon in the breadbox
the train of thought
how is mindfulness different?
acceptance: meeting motherhood as it is
the ocean of mindful awareness
nonstriving
the curious mom
cradling your experience
embodied mindful motherhood
present-moment mothering
the dance of mindful motherhood
connection: it isn’t always easy
mindful awareness and crying
when the going gets rough
mindful decision making
mindful eating
the bad, the ugly—and don’t forget the good!
conclusion: mindful motherhood and beyond
resources
references
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Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year

Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year

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From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Easy ten-minute meditation exercises and yoga poses throughout this book will help you cultivate greater flexibility and mindful awareness during pregnancy, childbirth, and your baby's first year. Whenever you have a moment to spare, open Mindful Motherhood and discover a skill that will help you find balance and fulfillment during those times when you feel most overwhelmed.Mindful Motherhood contains what so many other parenting books omit:: the consoling information that each mother has the ability to know, deep within, how to care for her child. Mindful Motherhood is a gem.-Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's WisdomWise, soothing, and helpful-this is really good stuff for new mothers.-Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart
From hormones to stretch marks, labor pains to diaper changes, motherhood is an adventure like none other. The rapid changes in your body, your lifestyle, and your very identity call for a certain mental agility. Mindfulness can help you meet the challenge and approach every experience with your new baby with open eyes and an open heart. Easy ten-minute meditation exercises and yoga poses throughout this book will help you cultivate greater flexibility and mindful awareness during pregnancy, childbirth, and your baby's first year. Whenever you have a moment to spare, open Mindful Motherhood and discover a skill that will help you find balance and fulfillment during those times when you feel most overwhelmed.Mindful Motherhood contains what so many other parenting books omit:: the consoling information that each mother has the ability to know, deep within, how to care for her child. Mindful Motherhood is a gem.-Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's WisdomWise, soothing, and helpful-this is really good stuff for new mothers.-Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

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