I met Tessa at a mother and baby event last week and absolutely love her pregnancy and birth colouring book. Here is a little blog about it from Tessa:
I started doodling
I teach Pregnancy Yoga in Caversham and started doodling in the evenings after my daughters had gone to bed. The result is my Pregnancy and Birth Colouring Book, which has positive images related to pregnancy and birth for expectant mamas to colour in as they wait for their baby. The affirmations around each image support you in reflecting on your preparation for the birth and resonate beautifully with a hypnobirthing approach.
Each image is surrounded with a circular pattern, creating a mandala. This is a traditional Buddhist technique for developing mindfulness, and I’ve used it here to create a protective space for your pregnancy. I wanted different senses to be involved so there is also two relaxation tracks that you can listen to (accessed here).
Have a look at my little videos to see inside the book.
You can see more about the Colouring Book, my Birth Affirmation cards and Mother & Baby Yoga DVD at www.tessayoga.co.uk/findoutmor
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