Have you even done yoga before? If not, did you know it's totally ok to start during pregnancy. Here are a few of the benefits of practicing yoga during pregnancy.
What are affirmations? Affirmations are positive statements that one says out loud often that uplifts the person that says them. They are a self-empowering tool that uses the practice of positive thinking.
Affirmations can be a bit daunting at first. I, for one, was kinda rolling my eyes at the idea. "Sure, I'll just say tiny magical phrases and my life will be so much better." sarcasm-intended. But you know what, they do make me feel better. I can't guarantee they will change your life, but they definitely can't hurt!
Many women, myself included suffer from a lot of doubt and fear. We have internal blocks we don't realize are making it difficult for us to successfully conceive.
Common blocks you might not even realize you have been dealing with could be being scared of sacrificing your freedom to raise a child, being scared that your mental health or physical health will negatively impact your future child, being scared that a certain doctor's diagnosis implicating your fertility will prevent you from becoming pregnant, being scared of the changes your body will go through as it grows a human-being inside of you, and more. Negative portrayal of pregnancy, birth and parenting in medias and society may also make you fearful and doubtful of your future parenting abilities.
All of these fear-based thoughts have more power than you think. So let's look at some journaling prompts and techniques to help clear those blocks.
I first heard about this Kundalini meditation in one of Gabby Bernstein's recordings. We use a Kirtan Kriya which is a singing meditation with movement (Kirtan means “song” in Sanskrit and a kriya is a specific set of movements in Kundalini Yoga). This meditation is good to help you regulate your mood and is also very powerful for pregnant women and women trying to conceive.
On January 1st, I attended a Kundalini Yoga class for the first time. I had been wanting to try it for a while and it really hit a spot! During class, we did an 11-minute chant called "Ardas Bhaee." According to alchemyyoga.org, "it is a mantra for miracles and grants the deepest prayer within your heart, even the prayers unknown to you. This mantra means the energy of grace and miracles is granted, and you can lovingly let go of your prayer knowing it was heard and that the healing and blessings of your heart's purest desire are granted."
I was recently introduced to a meditation for prosperity called "Har" which is a Kundalini Yoga meditation. Yogi Bhajan said, “This meditation stimulates the mind, the moon center, and Jupiter. When Jupiter and the moon come together, there is no way in the world you will not create wealth.”
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Today I will share with you a few steps to help you get started with meditation.
Step 1 : Finding comfortable position
Step 2 : Controlling your attention
Step 3 : Choosing what kind of meditation you want to do
Watch my video on the subject: www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2G4jqceA3Y