The Mindful Way Through Pregnancy

Meditation, Yoga, and Journaling for Expectant Mothers [With CD (Audio)]

By Susan Piver (Editor)
(Shambhala Publications, Hardcover, 9781590309667, 124pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

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Pregnancy is a time of wonder and of momentous change, both emotionally and physically. For many women, it is a time like no other in their lives, filled with excitement and awe but also with great uncertainty and vulnerability. This book-and-audio program brings together writings and simple daily practices for bringing the transformative power of mindfulness to this special time.""
"The Mindful Way through Pregnancy" features:
- Yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman on finding balance amid the emotional ups and downs of pregnancy
- Author Celia Straus on bonding with your child during pregnancy
- Yoga teacher Jennifer Brilliant on caring for your changing body
- Meditation teacher Judith Lief on calming your fears about childbirth and parenthood
- Author Mimi Doe on setting your intentions for parenthood
- Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller on mindfulness and the childbirth experience
Also included is an audio CD of guided meditation instruction for four simple meditation practices for expectant mothers. Drawn from the Buddhist tradition, these practices offer different ways to develop a sense of calm well-being throughout pregnancy.

About the Author
Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do" and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her latest book is The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Piver teaches internationally on love, creativity, meditation, and spirituality for actual humans with relationships, jobs, deep yearnings, depressions, triumphs, bad hair days, and a multitude of ridiculously petty grievances. She teaches from personal experience. Piver has been a practicing Buddhist since 1995 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. In 2011, she launched the Open Heart Project at Subscribers receive meditation instruction via video twice a week. It is free. Currently, close to 10000 people practice meditation together via the OHP. Piver has written for Body and Soul, SELF, Oprah magazine, Buddhadharma, and the Shambhala Sun and is regularly featured in the media, including appearances on Oprah, Today, The Tyra Banks show, CNN, and in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Money, and others.

Praise For The Mindful Way Through Pregnancy

“Kudos to Piver for not glossing over the hard parts of pregnancy.”—Shambhala Sun

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