Meditation as Yoga Therapy for Pregnancy

Meditation as Yoga therapy for pregnancy is becoming more and more popular all over the world. So much so that even modern medical science is coming to recognize its benefits. Pregnancy Yoga has incorporated as part of its practices meditation that can be done lying down, seated Crossed Leg (in Sukhasana) or in the Warrior pose (Vajrasana).

Meditation is at the heart of Pregnancy Yoga. Seen carefully, meditation is the flowering of one’s mind and heart.

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With it comes peace, clarity, harmony, and energy for both the mother-to-be as well as the baby developing in the fetus.

How to meditate

Type I: Chanting A-kara

  1. Start by sitting in any comfortable meditative pose.
  2. Adopt Chin Mudra.
  3. Shut your eyes and relax fully.
  4. Take deep, slow and full breaths
  5. As you exhale chant 'Ahhh' in a low tone.
  6. Try to feel the sound resonate in your belly and lower parts of your body.
  7. Repeat this 9 – 10 times.

Type II: Chanting U-Kara

  1. Start by sitting in any comfortable meditative pose.
  2. Assume the Cinmaya Mudra.
  3. Feel the sound resonate in your chest and the trunk of your body.
  4. Repeat this 9 – 10 times.

Type III: Chanting M-Kara

  1. Start by sitting in any comfortable meditative pose.
  2. Assume the Adi Mudra.
  3. Take deep, slow and full breaths
  4. As you exhale chant 'Mmm' in a low tone.
  5. Try to feel the sound resonate in your whole head.
  6. Repeat this 9 – 10 times.

Type III: Chanting A-U-M

  1. Start by sitting in any comfortable meditative pose.
  2. Assume the Brahma Mudra.
  3. Take deep, slow and full breaths and completely fill your lungs.
  4. As you exhale chant 'A-U-M' in a low tone.
  5. Try to feel the sound resonate throughout the body.
  6. Repeat this 9 – 10 times.
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