Bumps in Motion (by Patricia A. Anaya)
I had the pleasure of enjoying coffee with the author of Bumps in Motion: Pregnancy Yoga Sequences from Around the World this morning! Patricia Anaya is a local Birth Doula and Educator at Serenity Birth, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor, published writer AND a mother! Beyond her success, Patricia is a laid-back, easy-going and genuinely nice person! What I absolutely LOVE about Patricia is that she supports ALL types of birth, ranging from all natural to cesarean section.
Patricia's book recently became available and it illustrates many of the yoga poses that help women prepare their bodies for childbirth and beyond. As someone who has had two babies, I wish that this book would have been available when I was pregnant! I'm not a well-versed yogi and it would have been helpful to have the breakdown of these poses available for me to review before going to class (instead of staring at the person next to me to make sure I was doing the pose correctly) or for my own practice at home. She teaches yoga classes locally at Yoga Works in El Segundo for all of you mamas-to-be and new mamas!
Here is a link to Patricia's book on Amazon: