Where do you turn when you need to tap into the most powerful parts of yourself?
Today in prenatal yoga class we were blessed with 3 full term mamas. 40 weeks, 41 weeks, & soon to be 40 weeks! It was magical & always such an honor. I can't say enough how much I love sharing in this space with women who are about to be going through the most transformative experience of their lives - childbirth. You are bringing a new human into the world. And that is AMAZING!!!
One mom asked what #mantras I used during labor. And it took me a while for anything to come to mind. And then I remembered AUM. The universal sound. My contractions came so fast and so quick I felt like I lost myself and had to control getting panicky.
One thing that helped me stay grounded, low, and really in my body (when all you want to do is escape) was - AUM.
To be honest I was full on moaning, not chanting, and at times it felt like that and the water were the only things getting me by.
Chanting is one of the quickest ways to ascension, to elation, and AUM is the perfect way to get there.
So use it when you want peace. And use it when you NEED something stronger than your self (or your body) to get you through.
Aum was definitely my go to during labor, but when I was preparing for labor (and was 42 weeks & 5 days pregnant), I wrote in my journal to help calm me.
This is what I wrote, which I now consider my labor mantras (they got me through what can be equally as challenging - the waiting game, at home induction, and hospital induction!):
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