Yoga Retreat
Mother As First Guru ( By Swami Gurupremananda Saraswati
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CHAPTER 1 - THE FIRST GURU
What is a Guru?
Mother as First Guru
The Role of a Father
Our Own Maternal Legacy
The Importance of Mother's Early Guidance
Modern Disintegration of Ancient Tradition
Lost Elements of Womanhood
Re-emerging Spiritual Midwifery

CHAPTER 2 - YOGA AND TANTRA
What Is Yoga - What Is Tantra?
The Integral Yoga Practices
Tantra and The Sexes
Kundalini and Chakras
Yoga and Lifestyle

CHAPTER 3 - FERTILITY AND HEALTH
The Fertility Cycle
Common Reproductive Disorders
Contraception
Conception
Resolving Previous Reproductive Traumas

CHAPTER 4 - PREGNANCY
The Medical Model of Care
The Yogic Approach
Illness During Pregnancy
Diet During Pregnancy
Surrounding Environments
Changing Sexuality
Single Motherhood Pregnancy
Bonding

CHAPTER 5 - BIRTH
Approaching Childbirth
Choice of Venue
Birthing Assistance and Support
Common Mainstream Birthing Procedures
Birthing Naturally
The First 48 Hours
 
CHAPTER 6 - THE EARLY YEARS
Parenthood Realised
Baby Moon
Breastfeeding, Food and Diet
Importance of Routine
Sleeping
Development of the Child
Illness and Health
The Major Childhood Illnesses and Diseases
Environment
Relationships
Communication, Language and Learning
Behaviour

CHAPTER 7 - MOTHERHOOD CHANGES
Mother's Recovery
Personal Growth
Outside Work, Part or Fulltime Mothercare?
Relationships
Staying In and Going Out
Motherhood and Sadhana

CHAPTER 8 - FOOD AND HEALTH
Motherhood - An Ideal Time for Change
Yoga, Food & Health
The Digestive System
The Wholefoods Diet
Creating Changes

APPENDIXES
Suggested Further Reading
Resources and Contacts
Sanscrit Pronunciation Guide
Birth Plan
Reference Bibliography
List of Figures and Tables
Glossary of Sanscrit Terms
Index of Topics


   
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