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Health benefits of meditation for women during pregnancy

  • Health benefits of meditation for pregnant women

Pregnant woman relax doing yoga, sitting in lotus positionMeditation has been a life-saver for me during my pregnancy: it helped me get through super loaded work schedule, become even more creative and bang out amazing branding projects, help through great financial stress, moving to a different state, getting married and closing my husband’s business all at the same time. It reduced my anxiety, calmed my over-active mind, helped me feel great physically. And best of all, it helped me connect with my baby on such a deep level, that no language in the world could describe. Just short 10 minutes a day made the world of difference. Not at once, of course. It took me about a week to like it i think. At first i hated it. I could not understand how to stop thinking or what to do, but i easily got a hang of it and my life has not been the same ever since 🙂

Here is what i could dig up on health benefits of meditation, courtesy of www.thepmc.org

In the past 30 years, more than 10,000 research papers and books have documented the benefits of noninvasive mind/body techniques for health, among which meditation is the most proven method. Childbirth meditation is the practice of meditation as a health enrichment method during the prenatal period, a calming pain management resource during birth, and a healing method in the postnatal period.

When a mother meditates, she passes elevated levels of health and growth promoting hormones to her womb child through the placenta and through sympathetic resonance. At all times, childbirth meditation benefits are dual, inseparably benefiting both the pregnant woman and her child. With regular meditation practice, a mother can experience the following psychological and physical benefits, imparting them to her child as well:

  • Increased perceptual ability
  • Enhanced physical motor skill
  • Quicker reaction time
  • Improved field independence
  • Greater empathy
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Increased self-actualization
  • Reduced anxiety, tension and stress
  • Decreased pain
  • Increased calm and pleasure
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Improved body image
  • Increased vitality and energy

I can totally vouch for all of these, plus some. One of them being amazing sex ( yup even in third trimester). You can read more about my meditation journey in this chapter, and meanwhile enjoy my favs meditation track ( i started with this )

Powerful music ! <3 Do you have your own transformational meditation story? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s inspire each other!

Love, Katya  <3

By | 2017-07-05T16:32:48+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

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