The Mindful Motheryour baby's first year with mindfulness
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The Mindful Motheryour baby's first year with mindfulness

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The Mindful Mother shows you how to experience your daily life as a mother with mindfulness. Helping you to be present, more positive and able to truly engage in your life-changing journey through pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. When you become a mother, you fall deeply in love with your child yet may also struggle to put the pieces of your life back together again with a young baby in toe. The Mindful Mother helps you to keep both feet firmly on the ground as you experience the joys and sorrows of having a baby or small child, helping you to accept, resolve, and grow into your new mothering role. It explores how to approach everyday mothering scenarios and dilemmas from a more mindful and calm perspective, giving you the mindfulness tools to live with greater self-awareness, contentment and fulfilment. Using clear mindfulness practices and techniques based upon Buddhist and Yogic principles, you can understand how your mind works, so you can support it to work with you, rather than against you.
So now being a mother becomes a spiritual journey of self-discovery and inner growth, as you get to understand and know yourself more deeply in the reflection of getting to know your child. The Mindful Mother guides you to truly connect to, appreciate and fully live in each moment you share with your children and family, to truly enjoy being the mother you are. Speaking with down-to-earth wisdom, insight and humour to women's hearts, The Mindful Mother throws you a lifeline to: * Prepare and connect to your mind and body during pregnancy * Empower yourself to have a positive experience of childbirth * Cope and thrive through common daily mothering issues* Find balance and harmony in your family relationships * Restore and raise your energy levels, vitality and resilience* Engage your mind to work with you, rather than against you* Create the happy family life that you truly want to live * Awaken the heart to greater love, contentment and fulfilment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 24mm | 440g
  • Watkins Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780288743
  • 9781780288741
  • 39,027

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Becoming a mother is a huge life change and sometimes a complete upheaval of all that is familiar.This is a book I highly recommend to mothers and mothers-to-be. It is like an insightful friend who understands deeply what becoming and being a mother really means; the joys and challenges, the journey of discovery through unchartered waters that every mother has before her at each stage of the journey through pregnancy birth and beyond. It is not a book that gives instructions or makes any assumptions; yet it is very informative, encouraging, and above all realistic, with wonderful guidance for making the inner transformation that enables us to grow into motherhood with wisdom, awareness, and love. Naomi Chunilal writes from the depth of her personal life journey. Her passion and perception blend in a guide that is truthful and inspiring.Every mother will recognize and find herself in this book. Janet Balaskas, Founder of Active Birth Naomi s book is timely and much needed. It is inspiring and encouraging, realistic, and open hearted. She addresses the deep challenges and joys of mothering from a truly profound perspective and I am sure her book will be of huge benefit to any woman who ever pauses to think about just what it is we are trying to do when we mother our children. Thank you Naomi for your valuable gift to mothers everywhere. Uma Dinsmore Thuli, Founder of Womb Yoga This book is great! A book you will keep referring to help inspire a spiritual mindful practice in the day-to-day of motherhood. As I always say, labor is really the easiest part of becoming a mother. Naomi is HONEST and FUNNY, as she traverses the terrain of motherhood using mindfulness as her map.A book full of gems and aha moments using simple and helpful tools and practices to keep you connected to yourself while looking after your family. Nadia Narain, Head of Pregnancy Yoga, Triyoga, London An essential guide every woman will benefit from reading, as she moves on her journeythrough pregnancy and into motherhood.This book is full of helpful strategies for coping during difficult times with enlightening and inspiring words, so that you can fully embrace and make the most of your pregnancy. It will encourage and empower you to think about your new role as a mother in a unique, more mindful way, and the important part you play in the glorious process of creation as you bring new life into the world. Tara Lee, leading pregnancy and postnatal teacher, The Life Centre, London, Registered senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance and author of"Pregnancy Health Yoga: your essential guide to bump, birth and beyond," "Pregnancy Yoga"DVD, "Elements of Yoga: Air and Wind Flow," "Elements of Yoga: Earth Foundations"DVDs"
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About Naomi Chunilal

Naomi Chunilal is a British Wheel of Yoga and meditation teacher, and a complementary therapist, with over twenty-five years of practice experience. As well as being the mother of two children, she facilitates a wide range of classes and workshops, touching the lives of many hundreds of pregnant women and new mothers. She has appeared on BBC news, Sky news, Radio 4's Woman's Hour, BBC World Service and CNN news in her previous role as a parliamentary campaigner for a major UK children's charity and as a promoter of children's universal human rights.
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