__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 26

Staying

Stress Free in

Pregnancy AND Beyond B Y K el l y G r e e n

As soon as the world finds out you are expecting, they have something to say.

p

regnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life. It seems as though the minute a woman gets pregnant, the worry button goes off: What should we do? Shouldn’t do? It’s overwhelming. All that constant pressure and worry can cause unnecessary stress on you and the baby during a time that should be magical.

For me, doing yoga while being pregnant has been a spiritual experience. I have learned so much about myself on many different levels. It has been an enlightening, humbling journey. I hope all women can let themselves enjoy this time, and I want to do anything I can to help them achieve a healthy, happy pregnancy. As soon as the world finds out you are expecting, they have something to say. Some can be good, and some can sound terrifying. They might tug on our emotional strings or bring up a reaction pattern stored from childhood or even a past lifetime. Other times they are simply projecting their own ideas or fears upon us. Below is a list of five negativity fighters to help keep Mom calm. There are some habits in our life that are part of our character. And then there are the negative entities that enter our life through external sources. Here are five tools I use to help myself stay stress free:

1. Awareness: Distinguish the differences between your garbage and that of something or someone else. Prayer/ Meditation: Even if it’s just for five 2.

minutes, close your eyes and ask to let go of what you don’t want; more importantly, ask for what you DO want. By filling our thoughts with what we desire in our lives, we feed that thought and give what’s eating us less power.

3. Forgiveness: Send love and healing light to your tormentor. Forgive them. And forgive yourself.

4. Daily Physical Release: For me it’s yoga. But maybe for you it’s another form of activity. Moving out negative energy physically helps to keep us stress and negativity free. Exercise pumps up our serotonin.

5. Clean Diet: Treat your body like a temple. The cleaner your body, the clearer the mind. The clearer the mind, the better we can start to manifest our dreams.

Kelly Green is a brand-new mom and a studio owner (in sunny South Florida) of The Yoga Joint South, co-creator of Hot Fusion Yoga™, and facilitator of teacher trainings, classes, workshops, and retreats worldwide.

theyogajoint.com

24

MANTRAMAG.COM

Profile for THRIVE. ORIGIN + MANTRA Magazines

Mantra Yoga + Health: Issue 11.  

The most beautiful, artful yoga magazine on stands. 135 pages: Local community leaders, global teachers, instagram favorites, real, raw, yog...

Mantra Yoga + Health: Issue 11.  

The most beautiful, artful yoga magazine on stands. 135 pages: Local community leaders, global teachers, instagram favorites, real, raw, yog...