Quiet Life…

Pran Mudra by Portsmouth Yoga

Pran Mudra
Life Mudra

Pregnancy is an amazing time…our bodies change, and grow, our minds open, our hearts widen…we are transformed from the inside out…and in the beginning, there is that quiet life…

Deep in your belly…dark, warm, bathed in the rhythms of your breath and body…a quiet life begins to grow…

In those early weeks, it can be hard to know that there is a new life budding in your belly…you may not want to share your delicious secret with the world at large just yet…and even if those closest to you know the outward signs are yet to blossom and so it can feel like you shouldn’t talk about your state of budding motherhood…

Yoga teachers and antenatal teachers alike will tell you to wait…not until 12 weeks…not until 30 weeks…wait, there will be time…and they are right…be patient…relish this quiet life…let your baby bud gently unfurl as it grows into arms and legs, fingers, toes…as it takes on the recognisable shape of your baby as yet unborn…

But you might want to celebrate, to acknowledge, to connect…there are myriad ways, sing, chant, dance, cry…doodle or paint, or crochet…create…or simply be…sit and marvel at the quiet life inside you…

As your baby grows, as your body blooms in round-bellied beauty, you will feel your baby dance and wriggle, hiccup and squirm…until then you can only imagine…create a window on your womb in your mind’s eye and see that quiet life taking form…

As you sit, you might like to use this hand gesture…Pran Mudra…Life Mudra…

Sit somewhere quiet, somewhere safe, secure, secluded…make this a time to honour your own body and the quiet life rising within…

Fold your ring finger & little finger under your thumb so that you cover the finger nails, and let your middle & index fingers remain extended…rest your hands where they are comfortable…

This mudra connects you to the nurturing, nourishing energy of your pelvic floor…that nurturing power within your own body…

Be still…connect with the quiet life within…

OMx

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