Pregnancy is tough going on the mind and body. It’s thrilling, scary, enjoyable, challenging, intriguing and one of the most beautiful things that can ever occur in a woman’s life. And most days you are pregnant, you’ll experience this gamut of emotions all pre-lunch!
Most expectant mothers are extremely conscious of the link between their health and the health of their unborn child. But true health is about much more than just the food you nourish your body with. It’s about a holistic approach that incorporates body and mind. There is no time in your life in which you need to take the pressure off your circumstances and reduce stress more than when you are pregnant. No time in which you need high quality sleep, an increase in patience and clarity, compassion, kindness (mostly to yourself…ok and your partner) and the most high grade nervous system in town.
Meditation is your answer.
I deeply wish I had been practising meditation when I was pregnant, as I was in dire need of a quick solution that would give me immense benefits. It wasn’t until after my daughter was born that I came to learn Vedic Meditation, and it’s really never too late to learn. A 20 minute meditation is the equivalent to two to three hours body rest. It nourishes your mind and body and brings you back into sync with yourself. It satisfies the soul. It expands your consciousness and allows you to feel at one with everything, and in turn more in tune with your growing little one. Who wouldn’t want more of that?
Want to learn more about Vedic Meditation and how it can help you? Jacqui holds a free introductory talk each Monday evening at The Broad Place in Sydney’s Paddington.