Ask anybody who’s been through it, and they’ll tell you: as beautiful as pregnancy is, it can also be challenging. Your body, mind and spirit can easily be thrown off balance by the significant changes that happen in 9 to 10 months. Obviously, you want to avoid stress for your wellbeing and for that of your new baby. How can you achieve this in a busy world? Pregnancy meditation!

If you already have a meditation routine, meditating while you’re pregnant may come naturally. If you’re new at this kind of thing, it’s never too late to start. Whether you’re experienced or still finding your feet, you can always improve your meditation with these five tips.

Pregnancy Meditation Tip #1: Make Sure You Sit in a Comfortable Position

The key to meditation is comfort. You can only achieve true mindfulness if nothing is disrupting the process. Listen to your body because its growth will require you to get creative if you want comfort.

Pregnancy Meditation Tip #2: Focus Your Breathing Through Techniques

Breathing may come naturally but breathing with intention is something else altogether. Start by slowing down and breathing deeply. Close your eyes and breathe in through your nose until your lungs are full. Hold for a few seconds, then release the air slowly through your mouth until your lungs are completely empty. Repeat the process throughout.

Pregnancy Meditation Tip #3: Concentrate on a Specific Affirmation/Mantra

Positive thoughts can manifest into a positive reality. Focus on mantras related to health, happiness, peace and comfort while you meditate.

Pregnancy Meditation Tip #4: Get in Tune with the Life Growing Inside You

Touch your belly while you meditate so that you can heighten your bond with the baby. Include them in the whole activity. It makes for a special time.

Pregnancy Meditation Tip #5: Book a Salt Flotation Session

Find a safe space where you can go through your pregnancy meditation routine. That solitary time with your child-to-be is precious. You get to be closed off from the excessive stimuli and stresses of the outside world. If you’d like to try something outside the home, visit Salt Float Studio for a unique mindfulness experience.