Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

by Linda Sparrowe
     
 

This book offers a complete program of yoga poses designed for menstrual health, new medical information on diet and lifestyle, and instruction on meditation and breathing techniques that relieve common symptoms experienced by many women, including: Premenstrual syndrome; Menstrual cramps; Heavy periods; Bloating and pain from uterine fibroids; Pain from

Overview

This book offers a complete program of yoga poses designed for menstrual health, new medical information on diet and lifestyle, and instruction on meditation and breathing techniques that relieve common symptoms experienced by many women, including: Premenstrual syndrome; Menstrual cramps; Heavy periods; Bloating and pain from uterine fibroids; Pain from endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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Library Journal
These two books discuss how yoga can be incorporated into women's overall wellness routines. In Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle, Sparrowe (The Woman's Book of Yoga and Health) openly discusses this traditionally sensitive health topic in light of current medical information and provides instructions for the accompanying yoga sessions, which were designed by Walden, an internationally recognized yoga teacher. The photographs of her executing the poses are clear and easy to follow. The idea is to relax during this physically and mentally stressful time, which may relieve some of the common complaints associated with menstruation or reproductive disorders. In Yoga for Healthy Bones, Sparrowe uses a similar approach, except the aim is to help women prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) related to aging and to maintain lifelong healthy bones. She does not claim that yoga can prevent or reverse bone loss (which has not been proven), only that it can contribute to better general bone health. Both are recommended for health and wellness collections in public libraries. Academic libraries may find Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle especially informative and therapeutic for their female students.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590301180
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/18/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.97(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Sparrowe has written numerous articles on women's health, herbs, and complementary medicine, as well as on yoga and Pilates. She is the former managing editor of Yoga Journal and is now a contributing editor. She is also author of Yoga Journal's book, Yoga, featuring the beauty of yoga poses.

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