You are your baby’s world, your body systems intertwined together as one. Your baby learns about this world long before he/she is born. Your thoughts and feelings transfer to your baby. When a person is happy and relaxed they release endorphins which is a feel-good happy hormone which then makes your baby feel good. Regular meditation will help you remain calm and relaxed. If at any time you feel stressed a quick five minute meditation will benefit you, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing, breathe out the stress and tension then breathe in love for your baby.
Meditation is an excellent deep relaxation technique to rest and energize the mind and body. The average person often has constant chatter and thoughts in their mind, these thoughts and chatter are usually settled when the person is totally focused on something else, for example reading a good book or watching a film. This is like a meditative state, the mind being focused and relaxed. Meditation essentially does this by making you focused creating stillness in the mind away from busy chatter and thoughts, enabling you to feel peaceful and relaxed. This is of immense benefit to you and your developing baby. A relaxed mum means a relaxed baby.
Benefits of Mediation during pregnancy
- Reduces Stress.
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps constipation
- Helps morning sickness
- Improves breathing techniques which can help during childbirth
- Improves sleep
- Relaxes your baby
- Reduces pregnancy related anxieties and worries
- Encourages bonding with your baby
- Increases a sense of well-being, identity and self worth
- Helps you to adapt to motherhood
- Helps to combat postnatal depression
- Spiritually uplifting