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26 Ancient Indian Tips For Smooth Stress-Free Pregnancy

When it is time to deliver the little human from your body, it can be stressful for a mother. It is thus best for her to be stress free and not take up too many things that she cannot handle. It is better to just sit back and rest which can be better for your body mind as well as the baby's. Some of these things can affect you at your pregnancy and it can be easily fixed. They are, anxiety, backache, blood pressure, constipation, cramps, cravings, diabetes, dizziness, hair, incontinence, indigestion, insomnia, miscarriage, morning sickness, nausea, pelvic floor muscles, overheating, skin, stretch marks, stress, swollen feet and ankles, teeth and gums, tiredness, varicose veins, weight gains, meditations.

The traditional healing treatments described below release energy imbalances which enable the smooth flow of vital energy throughout the body and mind to instill physical, mental and emotional well-being during pregnancy.

1. Anxiety

Gently massage the centre of your chest applying small circular motions. Exhale deeply, which encourages a natural full inhalation to calm the nerves and release negative emotions.

2. Backache

Backache will tend to increase

Gently stimulate the spine acupressure point located on the back of each hand by making a fist and gently bending your fist towards your inner wrist. Take hot ginger baths to relieve muscular tension.

3. Blood Pressure

Gently massage the fleshy area of your thumbs and big toes for ten seconds each, three times a day to stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Practice Savasana (Corpse Pose) for relaxation.

4. Constipation

Constipation will occur

Gently press the middle of your chin for thirty seconds three times a day to regulate elimination. Follow a natural whole food diet and include organic ghee to empower the digestive process.

5. Cramps

Gently bend each finger and toe backwards and hold for ten seconds each, three times a day to release blocked energy to increase oxygenation. Drink fresh ginger root tea to improve circulation.

6. Cravings

Cravings will increase

Follow a whole food diet to balance the endocrine glands, which nourishes the body, mind and emotions to reduce unhealthy food cravings. Include mineral-rich green leafy raw vegetable juice.

7. Diabetes

Firmly massage the fleshy area on the back of each knee to stimulate adrenal function which governs digestion. Include small amounts of cold-pressed coriander leaf juice to regulate blood sugar levels.

8. Dizziness

Dizziness can be caused due to stress

Gently massage the web between each big toe and second toe for a few seconds, three times a day to relieve dizziness and feelings of faint. Drink fresh lime and ginger root tea between meals.

9. Hair

Firmly rub the fingernails of the left hand with the fingernails of the right hand for a few minutes several times a day to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp and improve hair health.

10. Incontinence

Bladder and kidney functions are important

Firmly massage each of the little toes for one minute, three times a day to strengthen the bladder and kidney energy. Practice Maha Sacral mudra to balance and empower the urinary system.

11. Indigestion

Massage the outer side of each leg from ankle to hip for five minutes. Add a pinch of rock salt and a few drops of lime juice to a thin slice of ginger root and chew before meals to stimulate digestion.

12. Insomnia

Insomnia due to the pregnancy

Gently massage the base of each big toe for thirty seconds to stimulate the sleep hormones and include calming foods such as brown rice, lentils, almonds, bananas and ghee in the evening.

13. Miscarriage

Empower your sacral chakra by massaging your little fingers daily, meditating with sacral chakra restoring crystals such as carnelian, amber and orange calcite and practice Maha Sacral mudra.

14. Morning Sickness

Morning sicknesses can occur

Firmly massage the area on each outer calf, midway between the outer ankle and outer knee for one minute three times a day to relieve stomach ailments. Practice Shunya Mudra to prevent vomiting.

15. Nausea

Firmly massage the fleshy area on the back of each knee to strengthen the digestion. Add a pinch of rock salt and a few drops of lime juice to a small thin slice of ginger root and chew before each meal.

16. Overheating

Overheating can cause problems

Practice the Cooling Breath to release excess heat: Roll the sides of your tongue to form a tube and extend it out of your mouth and inhale as though taking in air through a straw. Exhale and repeat.

17. Pelvic Floor Muscles

Practice Utkatasana (Chair Pose) in early pregnancy to strengthen the lower chakras, associated with the pelvic floor muscles and include ten minutes of deep breathing daily to relax contracted muscles.

18. Skin

Skin issues can arise

Drink three glasses of cold-pressed carrot and green vegetable juice daily which cleanses the liver, kidneys and intestines to avoid the accumulation of impurities being released through the skin.

19. Stress

Grasp your little toes and gently rotate them to the left and right. Pull them upwards and hold for five seconds. Repeat with the remaining toes to release accumulated stress, fear and tension.

20. Stretch Marks

Stretch marks tend to crop up

Gently massage the affected areas two times a day with cold-pressed sesame seed oil to nourish, protect and strengthen the skin. Include raw un-hulled ground sesame seeds in the diet.

21. Swollen Feet and Ankles

Brush the soles of your feet for two minutes, three times a day with a firm bristled hand brush to stimulate circulation and lymph drainage. Walk barefoot for thirty minutes daily on grass or sand.

22. Teeth and Gums

Teeth and gums need to be healthy

Firmly press the tips of your left hand with the tips of your right hand to empower the teeth as the tip of each finger relates to specific teeth. Use turmeric root powder mouthwash for healthy gums.

23. Tiredness

Firmly massage the little fingers and little toes for one minute each to stimulate the energy acupressure points. Practice Garuda Mudra to alleviate chronic fatigue and stimulate the circulation.

24. Varicose Veins

Take care of your feet

Firmly brush the soles of your feet for two minutes, three times a day with a firm bristled hand brush to stimulate circulation. Practice Viparita Karani (legs up the wall or elevated) to alleviate tired legs.

25. Weight Gain

Follow a whole food diet to balance the hormones, prevent excess weight gain, avoid pregnancy complications, prevent child behavioural problems and reduce the child’s desire for unhealthy food.

26. Meditation

Meditation helps with stress

Practice meditation daily to rest, replenish and revitalize your body, mind and spirit which will assist in aligning your heart energy with your baby’s heart energy to intuitively nurture its needs and desires and journey through a joyful and effortless pregnancy.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Vera Kaur

Vera Kaur is from Sikh Indian origin. She was introduced to holistic healthcare from a young age and has always been aware of the body’s innate ability to self-heal. In her twenties Vera visited and lived in ashrams in India, where she observed the holistic healing techniques applied by the traditional energy healers, and has since been drawn to all forms of holistic health. Through meditation and dreams, Vera has the capacity to connect and communicate with the spirit world, from where she was guided to write this book. She feels that this was part of her life path, and wishes for everyone to be empowered with the knowledge of these ancient Indian self-healing therapies.

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