If you have been following me on closely on social media, you have probably noticed that I read a lot. There is always a new book I am studying to help my knowledge in a subject I am passionate about.
I have been focusing my recent studies on meditation and it's benefits, and in this process I have learned how important it is to meditate as a mother. Meditation alone, no matter your where you are in life, can benefit you greatly. It can bring the calm when nothing but chaos is found and it can bring peace when peace just doesn't seem possible. Meditation comes in many different styles. It can be laying in bed reflecting on the day or it can be driving in the car while you focus on the road. It can even be while you rock your baby to sleep, focusing on their breathing.
When it comes to being a parent, life is non-stop, and finding that time for ourselves can be hard. Meditation also gives that gift. It helps us focus on ourselves when we have been giving all of ourselves all day long to others. It helps us to slow down and ponder over our blessings. It helps us to live more in the moment and enjoy these times with those we love.
Meditation is so important, but as a mother, it is vital. Even before becoming a mother, it can change your life. It can be a way to connect with your baby while it is growing inside your body. It can even help calm your body to prepare you for labor, or even if you are trying to get pregnant it can help! The list of benefits during motherhood is endless.
The book I have been reading lately is called 'Mindfulness for Mothers' by Rebecca Ryan. She talks about the benefits of meditation for mothers and she also gives many different ways to meditate with or without your baby and even includes meditations during pregnancy. She is a genius! I have been carrying this book around with me for some time now and I am excited to be able to share it with you.