Yoga during pregnancy – Meditation

There are 4 integral parts of Pregnancy Yoga:

Let’s talk about Meditation.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is training your mind to give you deep rest. It is done to induce relaxation and build internal energy. It gives you a rest deeper than your sleep. Meditation happens when your mind becomes calm and is at peace.

Its aim is to achieve the perfect balance between your mind and body. During meditation you focus on various parts of your body. This helps you increase awareness about the changes taking place inside your body. Is also helps improve your mental focus. These two skills are invaluable during labour and delivery.

How is Meditation different from Relaxation?

In Meditation you have to concentrate. That is how it is different from Relaxation or Yoga Nidra.

Can I practice Meditation when I am pregnant?

Yes, you can. Meditation can be done all through your pregnancy. However, when you are in your final weeks, some Yoga postures might be uncomfortable. This is due to your growing bump. Always follow your Yoga expert’s advice on what postures to do.

What are the benefits of Meditation?

Meditation helps you to:

  • Improve your focus.
  • Connect with innermost feelings.
  • Heighten self-awareness.
  • Deal with your mood swings.
  • Be calm and relaxed.
  • Feel closer to your body.
  • Improve concentration.
  • Feel a deep sense of well-being.

Tips for Meditation

  1. Choose a calm and peaceful spot in your home. You can also do it in office on your chair!
  2. Ensure there is ample ventilation.
  3. Follow your instructor’s advice or use guided meditation techniques. It is better to start off with a group.
  4. Meditate at a convenient time. It’s better if it is the same time every day. Early morning works best.
  5. Do it for 10-15 minutes in the start. Don’t overdo it.
  6. Put your phone on silent!
  7. Wear comfortable clothes.
  8. Do it on a light stomach.
  9. Ensure you have a smile throughout. Enjoy your experience.