mothers during pregnancy
A visualization meditation for mothers during pregnancy. Shower your body with love, connect with baby, and envision a beautiful, empowered birth experience.
First, congratulations! Having a baby is one of the most profound physical and emotional experiences of your life. This incredible time can also be a tremendous opportunity for growth. Prenatal and postnatal yoga can offer a supportive way for you to connect with your body and baby by providing a gentle and effective workout. Whether practicing for ten minutes or an hour, there is a video for all! Although yoga is considered a safe form of exercise, every body is different and it's important to discuss your use of yoga with your healthcare professional. During pregnancy, yoga helps build muscular strength and flexibility, develop balance and coordination, increase circulation and promote relaxation. With our collection of prenatal yoga videos, you'll discover a powerful way to connect to the beauty and transformation of pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Never feel pressure to hold a pose for the maximum amount of time. Your body is unique. Listen to your body, your breath, and your baby. Practice with gentleness and grace. In our postnatal yoga videos, our teachers understand that your body has gone through quite a transformation from pregnancy, birth and now in the post partum time. Your body is recovering and healing and taking care of baby. Every body responds to having a baby differently and every birth is different. Some women are ready to return to yoga much faster than others and there are many factors that go into assessing whether you're ready. In prenatal and postnatal yoga, it's important to tune into your body to determine a comfortable level of exercise. During and after pregnancy, your energy levels vary day to day and your body may feel weak or unfamiliar at times. With our collection of prenatal and postnatal yoga videos, our teachers gently guide you through graceful and strengthening positions to help you reconnect to your body and your baby.
Kundalini Yoga Helps Connect You to the Beauty & Transformation of Pregnancy, Birth & Motherhood.
What you'll learn
- Take care of your and your baby's health
Prepare your body and your mind to deliver your baby
Get ready to regain your figure quickly after giving birth
Balance your emotions throghout your pregnancy
Let yoga enhance the wonderful experience that is carrying and delivering a new life
Covering each week of pregnancy (week 12 through week 40), these ROSS lesson classes provide the yoga postures you need to take care of yourself and your growing baby. Each lesson includes a warm-up followed by a series of standing, seated, and lying postures, all especially adapted for your stage of pregnancy. They finish with a lovely guided relaxation to help you to learn to be in the moment.
1. If you are not yet pregnant but are manifesting pregnancy, you may want to go to a ROSS online lesson to be in Divine feminine energy. One woman who could not get pregnant for two years went to two Khalsa Way classes and then became pregnant.
2. In preparation for conception, male partners may want to eat P foods for potency, including plums, pears, pineapples and pistachios. Figs, ginger, onion and garlic are also helpful for men's potency.
3. In pregnancy, you can encourage your baby verbally to be in the safest position. You can say, "My baby's head is down, chin to chest, hands on heart, back to belly." If your child is not in this position, you may tell the baby he or she can remain that way but you can explain how that labor will go versus a labor if the baby chooses to move positions.
4. It is a good idea to take a kundalini yoga and meditation re-birthing class before you bring a child into this world in order to clear your own stuff and birth.
5. If you are drawn to a Khalsa Way yoga class and have no idea why, you are carrying a high-vibrational child who wants to go to the class.
6. "Keep up" exercises learned during ROSS classes help to conquer the mind which is helpful for childbirth.
7. In a Khalsa Way class, you may do up to 15 squats per class. Squats help to shorten the birth canal. (However, women 34 weeks plus who have babies with feet down or bottom down should only go halfway down in a squat.) You will also do Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and can do them on your own every day.
8. It is a good idea for pregnant women to walk up to 5 miles a day.
9. Mantras played during pregnancy can change the destiny and karma of the baby. When playing and singing Ra Ma Da Sa, a healing mantra, you may want to place your hands on your belly. Young children may remember the mantras you played them while they were in the womb.
10. Kundalini yoga teaches that the soul enters the womb at 120 days. From 120 days to birth, that is when the mother gives values to the child. This is the time when you will have the most influence over your child. You may want to consider doing seva, or sacred service, during this time.