With so many distractions in today's world, how do we find the time to be present while pregnant? Although it may seem impossible, I would start by putting your phone down. If you need some help with this one, listen to Erykah Badu, (Phone Down.) This song will get you in the mood to develop the skills necessary to put your phone down.
Once you do not have the constant distraction of your cell phone you can tune in. Into what you ask? Tune into your BREATH. The easiest way to do this is to count the number of seconds it takes you to inhale and the number of seconds it takes you to exhale. Try to make your inhales and exhales balanced "equal in the count. That's what we are looking for in all areas of our life is a balance. So start with your breath and balance it. This will then lead to all other areas of your life. Your baby deserves the best from you and this is a fundamental beginning. You are their TEACHER and you help them to establish a remembrance of your breath so they can know how to breathe.
Take a few moments now to meditate and focus on your breathing and learn to be present while pregnant:
- Find a comfortable seat
- Close your eyes
- Focus your attention on your inhale and exhale
- Be still and breathe for one minute
"Practice how to balance your breathing and be present while parenting."In order to do that this morning, my son and I worked with a balancing scale and practiced how to visually balance of the two scales in a different way than you might do in a yoga pose such as Vriksasana or tree pose. We need to teach this skill of balance and breath so our next generation will learn a more efficient way to breathe. Practice how to balance your breathing and be present while parenting.
Bryne Boyer is the founder of Amrit by Bryne Boyer, an online destination for helping mothers experience the childbirth journey and beyond. Learn more at bryneboyer.com or call 214.726.5111