The following is part of a series of posts detailing the information in my free download: 26 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Birth.
How often do you just sit and be still?
It's hard. There is so much to do. So many distractions. So many Shoulds. You know the Soulds: I should be doing this right now... I should pick up that.... I should... I should.... I should.... Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! If the Shoulds speak to you loud and clear, than this mindfulness practice will be perfect for you.
If you do find this challenging, I recommend a simple timer. Set it for 5 minutes. You can do anything for 5 minutes, right? So when it goes off... you can get back to all those Shoulds if you want.
Find a comfortable place to sit. I enjoy being outside because there is so much to take in.. the sounds, the smell, the fresh air.... (Plus, when I'm inside my house, the temptation to pick something up or put something away is too great for me.)
As you settle into your space, begin to notice your breath. Is it fast? Slow? Shallow? Take a few deep breaths here and notice your body relaxing.
Now just sit. Breathe. Listen. You may want to allow your eyes to soften on one focal point. You may want to close them.
Whatever you hear.... breathe it in...... then out.
Whatever you see.... breathe it in.... then out.
Whatever you feel... breathe it in....then out.
Now bring your attention to your baby. Breathe her/him in... and out.
Send all your love to the being in your womb.
Sit here as long as you like. When you're ready..... take a deep breath and get back to your day.
It is still there waiting for you. I promise!