“During those months [of pregnancy] she is required to be in circumstances which are very secure, respectable, and comfortable, and in which she can have a lot of understanding around her. We always know how to raise the rose bush, but we have never tried to study how to raise our children. Our children are actually raised within those nine months of pregnancy and development. Those are very important days of life of the child.” ~Yogi Bhajan, “The Ancient Art of Self-Healing”

Despite the fact that I have never been pregnant, I experience an absolute joy and pleasure when teaching Kundalini yoga to soon to be mothers. To be able to hold space for women who are embarking on this forever life-changing journey, transforming from a woman to a mother is my absolute honour.

Throughout the 1970s, Yogi Bhajan shared invaluable teachings for soon to be mothers, offering the yogic perspective of what happens to the soul as it enters the mother’s womb. It is said that the soul chooses the family which he becomes part of because it needs that particular family to learn lessons to heal its karmic patterns. It is also said that the soul enters the womb after the 120th day of pregnancy. Typically in Kundalini communities all around the world, the mother has a celebratory gathering on the 120th day of pregnancy where she announces the news to her friends and family.

One of the challenges of being modern day pregnant women is that life is moving at a very rapid pace, with a massive flow of information and uncountable external pressures. Now for pregnant women, they also have a storm of internal pressures such as the sharp rise in hormone level, new physical discomforts and multiple fears about their physical changes, delivery process, labour pain and the effect of these changes on their relationship with their husband, family, work, friends and community.

Most of the women that I taught prenatal yoga worked full time up to the 8th and 9th month of pregnancy and fell into the spell of living like robotic for the duration of their pregnancy, losing touch with their own being and their sensitivity to their unborn child.

In the womb, a child feels, hears and senses everything that is happening within a mother. Whatever emotion felt be it anxiety, fear, resentment, sadness or confusion, when a child is born, he or she will be prone to experience these emotions too.

By contrast when a woman takes time to practice conscious breathing, meditate regularly, enjoy long walks, relax your body and eat a correct diet that eliminates sugar, refined wheat, processed foods and animal products, these changes can positively impact her during the pregnancy journey and also can pave the way for her unborn child to have a more relaxed, conscious and healthier life.

Meditation is key during these months because it helps you to clean her subconscious from old wounds, memories and stories. Such a clearing, gives the child an opportunity to experience the fullness of his own soul while bring free from the stories that were part of her subconscious.

It is really important for every soon to mother to get into a regular rhythm of eating, sleeping, exercising, reading, meditating and even singing and dancing! If you get into such a rhythm before your child is born, then when he or she is born they will have a better rhythm also in their life.

What to Learn More?

  • For more Tips & Tricks check out my youtube playlist found here — http://tinyurl.com/yy8wtgbw
  • For more information and inspiration about the Conscious Pregnancy Journey, check out https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/women/conscious-pregnancy
  • If you are thinking of getting a full training check out à The Mother’s Journey Program https://www.themothersjourney.co.uk/