Garbhakranti Pranayama in pregnancy :

 

Garbhakranti Pranayama in Pregnancy

  • Pranayama is not only helpful in pregnancy but is a gift given by Ayurveda to human race for a long life.
  • Yogasana work more on the physical part of body but Pranayama works more on the mind & soul .
  • In simple terms , Pranayama is practice of complete, prolonged & slow breathing.
  • In nature, it is observed that the life span of the beings is inversely proportional to the number of breaths taken in a minute.
  • Tortoises which take around 5 breaths in a minute have the longest life. While pigeons take 34 breaths in a minute and have a short life.
  • It is a surprising fact that usually, we do not take complete breath; hence we do not utilize the capacity of our lungs to the fullest.
  • Breathing techniques recommended in Yoga [Pranayama] provide extra oxygen to every cell which energises & rejuvenates them.
  • Pranayama is very important during pregnancy for my dream baby`s development; hence Pranayama should be practiced everyday to have an excellent progeny.
  • Pranayama also releases positive hormones in the body which calm my mind and provide me mental peace. This also helps my dream baby’s growth.
  • I should follow Pranayama throughout my pregnancy.
  • Pranayama helps me in normal delivery.
  • Doing Pranayama everyday takes just 10- 15 minutes of my time and I must devote that time to have my dream baby.
  • Usually, we do not take complete breath.
  • While lying, standing or sitting I will do deep & complete breathing.

Benefits of Pranayama :

  • Pranayama gives me mental strength , calmness of mind , glow on face , happiness .
  • Negative thoughts disappear from my mind and my mind gets filled up with positive thoughts.
  • My body gets plenty of oxygen which energises and rejuvenates my body.

What is complete or deep breathing ?

  • When I take my breath slowly & for prolonged interval , my lungs open up more & more & they get filled up with more and more oxygen [Purak].
  • More the oxygen I take, better it is for me and my dream baby.
  • I should hold this breath for as much time as possible [Kumbhak] and not breathe out immediately. Thus lungs get more time duration for the exchange of oxygen into blood and CO 2  [carbon dioxide] into lungs.
  • When I breathe out slowly and completely [Rechak] , then my lungs give away CO2 more completely & I take more oxygen in my next breath.
  • Only those Pranayama given here should be practiced as all types of Pranayama are not recommended in pregnancy.

Prayer :

  • Saying prayer to almighty [ as per the religion ] after taking bath ; helps to calm the mind and provides mental peace.
  • Prayer releases positive hormones which help my body & mind & my dream baby.
  • Even in the evening , after a day`s work ; I should say prayer which helps me calm my mind and tackle the everyday problems better.

Pranakarshan in pregnancy :

Pranakarshan in pregnancy

 

  • Pranakarshan means Akarshana of Prana  [ concentrating on one’s soul ] .
  • The mind keeps on wandering to all the places and I get distracted and disturbed.
  • Pranakarshana involves in closing the eyes to shut myself from external disturbances .
  • Concentrating my mind only on my breathing and my soul .

How should I do Pranakarshan ?

  • I will sit in Sukhasana.
  • My spine should be in erect posture.
  • I will keep my hands on knees.
  • I will close eyes and take a deep breath.
  • I will concentrate only on my breath.
  • I will try to prolong my breathing in for as long time as I am comfortable.
  • Now I will try to hold my breath for as long time as possible.
  • Then I will breathe out slowly concentrating only on my breath.
  • I will do this for at least 15 minutes every day.
  • This is called as Pranakarshan.

How does Pranakarshan help me ?

  • Pranakarshan gives great mental relaxation.
  • My lungs open up and take more oxygen during Pranakarshan.
  • Thus Pranakarshan provides more oxygen to my whole body & brain. The carbon dioxide is thrown out from my lungs.
  • The oxygen that I breathe gets transferred to my dream baby.
  • Thus Pranakarshan gives more oxygen to my dream baby.
  • Pranakarshan provides immense positive strength to my mind and body.

Pranakarshan in pregnancy
 

Anulom Vilom Pranayama :

  • As per Ayurveda , left nostril is supposed to represent moon and is cool like moon .
  • Right nostril is supposed to represent the Sun and is hot like Sun.
  • When we breathe , there should be a balancing of breathing from both the nostrils.

How should I do Anulom Vilom Pranayama ?

  • I will close my right nostril with thumb as shown and breathe in [inhale] air from the left nostril very slowly.
  • With closing left nostril , I will try to hold my breath , till I am comfortable.
  • Now I will release the right nostril  & breathe out [exhale] the air from the right nostril very slowly.
  • While closing my left nostril with two fingers as shown I will breathe in [inhale] air from the right nostril very slowly.
  • With closing right nostril I will try to hold my breath , till I am comfortable.
  • Now I will release the left nostril & breathe out [exhale] the air from the left nostril very slowly.
  • I will repeat this again for 5 times.
  • I will do this for 5 minutes every day.

How does Anulom Vilom Pranayama help me ?

  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama strengthens my body mentally & physically.
  • During labour, holding of breath for maximum duration can provide me great help to push my dream baby down & have a normal delivery.
  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama purifies my nerves.
  • This Pranayama gives great mental relaxation.
  • My lungs open up and take more oxygen during Anulom Vilom Pranayama.
  • Thus it provides more oxygen to my whole body & brain. The carbon dioxide is thrown out from my lungs.
  • The oxygen that I breathe gets transferred to my dream baby.
  • Thus Anulom Vilom Pranayama gives more oxygen to my dream baby.
  • This Pranayama provides immense positive strength to my mind and body.

Anulom Vilom Pranayama
Anulom Vilom Pranayama
 

Dhyan [ AUMkar ] in pregnancy :

  • Aumkar is recommended on a scientific basis to help in normal pregnancy & normal delivery and not on any religious basis.
  • As per Ayurveda , there are 5 types of Vayu in our body.
  • They are Prana Vayu , Udan Vayu , Saman Vayu , Vyan Vayu & Apan Vayu .
  • Prana Vayu is responsible for the Prana Shakti [ chetana ] & many functions in me.
  • Udan Vayu is in the upper part of body from neck onwards and is responsible for actual speech.
  • Saman Vayu is in upper digestive tract & causes Agnivardhan . digestion etc.
  • Vyan Vayu is responsible for circulation and is present in the whole body.
  • Apan Vayu is responsible for functions of reproductive tract and lower part of intestine.
  • There are 3 types of Vani [ speech ] in me.
  • They are Para Vani , Pashyanti Vani and Vaikhari Vani.
  • Para Vani comes from the place of Saman Vayu [ umbilicus] .
  • Pashyanti Vani comes from the place of Vyan vayu place of heart[ Urapradesh / chest ] .
  • Vaikhari  Vani comes from the place of larynx [ Udan Vayu ] .
  • In Aumkar , actual depth of the resonance of Aum comes from Para Vani , Pashyanti Vani and Vaikhari Vani.
  • This process of Aum has tremendous positive impact on my physical as well as mental wellness.

AUMkar

How should I do AUMkar ?

  • I will practice AUMkar every day.
  • I will take a very deep breath [ Purak ].
  • Then I will start breathing out [Rechak] and say O….. slowly and then exhale simultaneously.
  • After reaching half breathing out, I will say um…… slowly.
  • After finishing AUM, I will take a long deep breath again slowly.
  • I will repeat the same again.
  • I will do AUMkar everyday for 15 minutes.

How does AUMkar help me ?

  • The process of Aum has tremendous positive impact on my physical as well as mental wellness.
  • AUMkar helps in giving mental strength and relaxation.
  • AUMkar helps in normal delivery as during delivery to push my dream baby holding the breath is very important.
  • AUMkar gives more oxygen to me and my dream baby.
  • It is been seen that my dream baby likes sounds which resonate and sounds which have rhythm.
Dhyan [ AUMkar ] in pregnancy
AUMkar
 

Mantra in pregnancy :

Mantra in pregnancy
 
!! Aum Ahirasi Aayurasi Sarvataha Pratishthasi,
Dhata Twam Dadhatu Vidhata Twam Dadhatu
Brahmavarchasa Bhaveti !!
  • My dream baby can listen to me and my dream baby learns the best when it is in my tummy as concentration is the best.
  • I must talk to my dream baby every day.
  • This is a mantra which will help me in the good development of my dream baby.
  • I must recite this mantra every day.

Mantra in pregnancy

Dear dream baby,

  • You are like the Sun which gives light to the whole world !
  • You are our life !
  • You are our prestige !
  • Let almighty protect you !
  • Let you get all the divine qualities !
  • Almighty we pray to you to confer all your divine qualities on our dream baby !
Mantra in pregnancy