I threw myself into yoga at an early age. I didn’t go to classes or seek and guru in the East, but found several within me, who spoke and taught. I was desperate to find the experience of enlightenment, so I wasn’t interested in what I call ‘class yoga’. So I did some very strage things, like learning to swallow my tongue. Having found my way to that experience I can look back on my first book, Yoga and Relaxation, with a feeling there is so much I would like to add to it; perhaps in another book.

Introduction – 1

Yoga and Childbirth – 1 If we were perfect people living in a world made perfect by us, there would be no need for this book. Perhaps all that would be necessary would be to […]...More

Influencing the Unborn Child – 6

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 6 In 1962 most authorities did not believe that the unborn child could be influenced by the activities of the mother. In that year a shocked world witnessed the birth of […]...More

Pregnancy – Being Movement – 2

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 2 Despite having taught yoga postures for a number of years, I nevertheless feel that the best exercise is that which expresses our functions. There is nothing more fulfilling and satisfying […]...More

Feeding the Unborn Child – 3

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 3 The unborn baby is often described as a perfect parasite. By this physiologists mean that the baby takes from the mother all the nutritive factors it needs, even if this […]...More

Breathing In and Out of Labor – 4

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 4 Everything that we do involves our whole being. But of course different activities alter the balance between the parts of our total self. For instance, if I am swimming, some […]...More

Relaxation and Giving Birth – 5

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 5 A mother of two children once told me the fascinating story of her youngest son’s birth. The birth was proving to be very difficult, so much so that she felt […]...More

Birth – It’s Happening – 7

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 7 Am I Pregnant? With the modern methods of determining pregnancy, such as the urine test, nobody need be in doubt for long, even during the first few days. But if […]...More

Problems in Pregnancy – 8

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 8 This chapter will deal simply with methods of diet, and exercise, that can be used to cure or minimise some of the problems women face in pregnancy. Acidity If little […]...More

Childlessness – 9

Yoga and Childbirth – Chapter 9 Looking at the conditions of some women who have been unable to have children, and who have never adopted any, one can see childlessness can have an extraordinary influence. The […]...More

Yoga and Relaxation

I had been teaching yoga to hundreds of people in the early sixties, and saw there was a need for a book that covered all major aspects of Yoga in a compact form. I approached Collins in the UK but they rejected the idea. I wrote to them again suggesting they just look at a sample chapter. They then...More

Introduction – Yoga and Relaxation

If we wish to improve the health of our body, the balance of our emotions, the function of our mind, or even the realisation of our spiritual qualities, where can we begin? The beginning of any enterprise is of great importance. This is because results are likely to develop in direct proportion to t...More

Yoga Stretches

Yoga and Relaxation – Tony Crisp Stretches – The foothills of Yoga – Chapter 1 STRETCHING ASANA Easy pose Sukhasana:(Illus. no. 1) Method (a) Sit cross-legged on floor, each foot under opposite calf. (b) Spine […]...More

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