Meditation during Pregnancy
Meditation During Pregnancy
Meditation will always come to your rescue, be it for emotional stability or physical discomfort. Meditation can calm you down in every situation. It relaxes your body and gives the energy to kickstart things.
As mentioned in Ayurveda, meditation is a healing practice that helps discover inner peace and connect with oneself. With your hormones fluctuating and your body constantly changing throughout pregnancy, meditation will ease the process and help you sail through the transitions flawlessly.
Benefits of Meditation During Pregnancy
It helps maintain normal heart rate and blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a severe concern for many pregnant women. About 6-8 % of pregnant women complain about high blood pressure levels or an increased heart rate during pregnancy. These issues at times even extend beyond pregnancy.
The major causes of high blood pressure can be stress or overthinking during pregnancy, gain in weight or having a history of gestational high blood pressure.Meditation helps the mind to calm down and ease the stress levels. This reduces the chances of hypertension which may prevent high blood pressure.
Helps Boost Immunity
Meditation helps you boost your immunity in several ways. Practicing it regularly during your pregnancy reduces the cravings for junk food. This in turn leads to healthy eating habits that make immune systems strong. Consequently, the body becomes more resistant to infections and other communicable viruses.
Meditation also helps you experience a sound sleep. This positively impacts your mind and body, strengthens the immunity and ensures better health and development of the baby.
Helps Increase the Life force
In Ayurveda, life force or 'prana' is considered as a cosmic energy that makes life possible. Therefore during pregnancy, you need a lot of energy to provide for the better growth of the baby.
Meditation during pregnancy can help you get that life force, and extra energy that can be very beneficial for the growth of baby and mother’s wellbeing.
Helps maintain mental and emotional stability
Ayurveda suggests balancing the downward flowing energy in the body. The flow of this energy is responsible for your emotional behaviour.
Meditating regularly during your pregnancy helps you achieve and maintain a perfect level of this energy. This will ensure that you do not become emotionally vulnerable or overthink too much, which might hamper the proper growth of the baby.
Helps stay positive
The amount of calmness and endurance that meditation provides is impeccable. It soothes the mind in such a way that it positively reflects on the physical aspects also.
As the mind becomes calm, the functioning of the body gets more synchronised.A calm mind also brings a lot of positivity that will surely get you through pregnancy in the healthiest state. This positivity adds a lot to the overall development of the baby.
Helps establish a connection with the baby
All the positivity and calmness that meditation brings to you leads you towards mindfulness. This helps you connect better with the baby and prevents the chances of postpartum depression.
Since everything during pregnancy depends upon your physical, mental or emotional health aspects, meditation becomes immensely beneficial as it positively affects all. Just an hour a day for yourself not only makes your pregnancy better and healthier but also prevents a lot of complications.
The best part is there are no side effects of the same and it even pays you postpartum.