The authors of this book, a gynecologist and a yoga instructor, offer prescriptions for the transitions in women's lives. They teach the health and stress-reduction benefits of breathing, postural, and meditation exercises, including particular activities for menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause, sexuality, and digestion. Spiritual as well as physical health benefits are stressed: "The goal of yoga is to reveal the connection between the human being and the Divine Self."
This is not a simple self-help book, but a serious, mindful guide for a beginning study of kundalini yoga: philosophy, spirituality, postures (illustrated), meditations, and health advantages are addressed. "The yoga itself is not the goal, but it is the key to opening the door to health, self-love, and self-realization".
A Woman's Book of Yoga is a collaboration between kundalini yoga teacher Shakta Kaur Khalsa and medical doctor Machelle M. Seibel, who explain the basics of kundalini yoga and how to use it during various phases of a woman's life. Their instructions cover menstruation, PMS, sexuality, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and menopause. In addition to kundalini techniques, ayurvedic nutritional advice and recipes are also provided.