I recently celebrated my son's 9th birthday and remember the birth like it was yesterday. Having the support of my midwife Stacy Rees and my boyfriend who both were keen on how to keep me comfortable, relaxed and in the zone was key! If you are pregnant or want to support someone in your life who is, please take these 7 tips to a blissful birth journey and add them to your arsenal. Remember to practice what you preach and that will make you even more effective in assisting the mother-to-be.
Our minds tend to spin into different emotional states throughout the day. For thousands of years, eastern traditions have recognized how the mind goes from extreme states of joy, to extreme states of sadness and worry. Monks from eastern traditions, where essentially scientist; they recognized that a wild mind could adversely affect our health. So they used meditation as a way to stay in balance throughout the day.
One thing we know for sure is that stress is extremely damaging to our health. It’s estimated that somewhere around 70% of hospital visit are stress related.
In part 3 of this series I spoke about the ways our survival depends on a radical shift in our vision of health away from a one-size-fits-all medicine that defines us by our diseases, towards a more whole-hearted embrace of our diverse adaptive powers. This is most important when it comes to raising healthy children. Once we know who our child is, we will know exactly what he needs to be resilient in the world and find long-lasting health.
What's your relationship like to your breath? Do you have one?
There are days that go by when I think I take about two full breaths. Sound familiar? I have a magnet on my vision board that reminds me to breathe, and a huge "Inhale, Exhale" card obviously doing the same. But it's still not enough. I mean, how many reminders do we need?
We're basically lazy when it comes to breathing, don't you think? We are so used to the breath always being with us, that we unequivocally take it for granted. We're too so often checked out of our bodies, that we believe we breathe with our brains.