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"Mother As First Guru" - a "Bible"

List of Contents - Book I

CHAPTER - THE FIRST GURU
  • Introduction
  • Just What is a Guru?
  • Mother as First Guru
  • Role of Father
  • Our Own Maternal Legacy
  • The Importance of a Mother's Early Guidance
  • The Modern Disintegration of Ancient Tradition
  • Lost Elements of Womanhood and Motherhood
  • A Personal Account
  • Re-emerging Spiritual Midwifer
CHAPTER - YOGA & TANTRA
  • What Is Yoga - What Is Tantra?
  • The Many Yoga Paths
  • Integral Yoga - A Synthesis of Forms
  • The Theory of the Integral Yoga Practices
  • Tantra & The Sexes
  • Shakti and Shiva
  • The Spiritual Nature of the Sexual Organs
  • The Three Purposes of Sex
  • What is Kundalini? Evolution Through the Chakras
  • Ascending Kundalini
  • Descent of Consciousness
  • The Kundalini of Conscious Reproduction
  • Yogic Lifestyle
CHAPTER - FERTILITY AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
  • Redefining and Refocusing The Reproductive Cycle
  • From Baby to Woman
  • Natural Fertility Awareness
  • The Lunar Phase
  • The Psychology of Womanhood
  • Overcoming Menstrual Aversion
  • Teenage Fertility Hassles - A Common Story
  • Common Contraception Methods
  • Abortion - Termination of a Pregnancy
  • Natural Contraception
  • Yoga Healing and Therapy
  • Common Reproductive Disorders
  • Conscious Conception - The Yogic Approach
  • A Woman's Preparations
  • A Man's Preparations
  • Planning and Timing
  • Conception Difficulties
  • Medically Assisted Conception
  • Unplanned Conceptions
  • Resolving Previous Unfulfilled Conceptions
  • Retrospective Resolution of Abortion
  • Miscarriage
  • Adoption
  • Mothering (originally) Unwanted Children
CHAPTER - PREGNANCY
  • Pregnancy Equals Change
  • Pre-Natal Education
  • The Medical Model
  • The Yogic Approach to Pregnancy
  • Energy Balance During Pregnancy
  • An Alternative View of Pregnancy Tests
  • Diet During Pregnancy
  • Surrounding Environments
  • Changing Sexuality
  • Sex During Pregnancy
  • A Woman's Self Appreciation
  • A Man's Appreciation of the Woman
  • Single Motherhood Pregnancy
  • Sexual Expression and the Single Mother
CHAPTER - BIRTHING
  • Controversies Surrounding Modern Childbirth
  • The Sexuality of Birth
  • The Purpose of Labour Pain
  • The Process of Birth
  • Expectations
  • Preparation for Birth
  • Approaching Your First Birth
  • Approaching Subsequent Births
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC)
  • Premature Birth
  • Choice of Venue
  • Assistance and Support People
  • Medical Augmentation
  • Assistance or Intervention
  • Birthing Naturally
  • Energy Flow During Birth
  • Interaction of Mind
  • Body and Emotions
  • Natural Pain Management
  • Using Your Body
  • Breath and Mind
  • Expressing Yourself
  • Release and Satisfaction
  • First Contact
  • Delivery of the Placenta
CHAPTER - MOTHERHOOD AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES
  • Recovery-The First 48 Hours
  • Diet For New Mother
  • Breast Feeding
  • Sleep For Mother
  • Routine
  • Other People
  • Going Out
  • Staying In
  • Longing For Freedom
  • Sexual Relations
  • Longing For Freedom
  • Sexual Relations
  • Post Natal Contraception
  • Privacy And Meditation
  • Yoga Meditation Sadhana
CHAPTER - FOOD & DIET
  • Motherhood - An Ideal Time for Change
  • The Yogic Approach to Food
  • The Food Cycles - A New Mode
  • What Does Health Mean?
  • Illness
  • Disease and Food as Medicine
  • What is Diet?
  • What is the Proper Diet?
  • The Non-Physical Elements of Food
  • Food Mind and the Feelings
  • Eating for Needs Versus Desires
  • Conscious and Unconscious Eating
  • Vegetarianism
  • Integration of Food
  • Yoga Sadhana and Lifestyle
  • The Digestive System
  • The Basic Process Of Digestion
  • Functions Of The Major Digestive Organs
  • Primary Nutritional Substances
  • The Whole foods Diet
  • What are Whole foods?
  • Summary Of Whole foods Groups
  • Creating Changes
CHAPTER - DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD
  • Overview
  • Development of the Senses and Actions
  • Bonding
  • Naming your baby
  • First Contact
  • A Baby's Senses
  • Early Environment
  • Communication
  • Sleeping Patterns
  • Excretion
  • Baby's Posture
  • Handling Illness
  • From Milk To Solids
  • Language Development
  • Discipline
CHAPTER - GROWING UP AS A PARENT
  • Changing Focus As Procreation Unfolds
  • Parenting As Karma Yoga
  • Adding To The Family
CHAPTER - GETTING STARTED WITH YOGA
  • General Advice and Precautions
  • Creating Your Practice Programme
  • Prescriptive Yoga Programs
  • General Women's Health
  • Women's Health Disorders
  • Beginners Prenatal Programs
  • Experienced Prenatal Programs
  • Practices For Use During Birthing
  • Post-Natal Practices
CHAPTER - THE YOGA PRACTICES
  • Cleansing Techniques
  • Postures And Exercises
  • Breath and Energy Techniques
  • Energy Locks And Gestures
  • Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
  • Meditation Techniques
INDEX OF YOGA PRACTICES- All 190 of them!

INDEX OF TOPICS - Over 2000 cross references throughout the book

GLOSSARY - Nearly 200 common yogic and Sanskrit terminologies defined

SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

For those trying to correctly learn the language of yoga.
APPENDIXES
  • Birthing Plans
  • Charts and Tables
  • Resources and Contacts
  • Suggested Further Reading
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