Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth with Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
A book I've wanted to read for a long time now. I am always interested in matters of pregnancy, birth and mothering, even though my daughter is already 5 years old. And of course it's interesting to know about knew meditations and strenghtening thoughts for my yoga students.
The book was very inspiring to read and contained lots of wisdom, concerning not only childbirth. Most of the things (about fear or flexibility, surrender, pain) can be adapted to any other situation in life.
Here again some quotes, mostly for my own reference:
Having a child is a beautyful kind of alchemy. What this soul brings to you, and what you bring to the soul, transforms you both for all the time. (-->this is sooo sooo true!)
The first three months are like preparing the ground before the garden is planted.
Meditation means learning to watch the thousands of thoughts created by the mind and not judge them or be attached to one, just as we are not fixed on one drop of water as we observe the flow of a river.
"Breath is the kiss of God." Yogi Bhajan
God doesn't give us more than we can handle.
"There are more things on Heaven and Earth than has been dreamt of in our philosophies." Shakespeare
We are so used to looking in mirrors, but you will never know what is going inside if you keep looking out.
"What a child learns in the womb cannot be learned on earth." Yogi Bhajan
Learn to be more, not do more.
We have this notion that we can control everything. Put an intention out into the universe, then live in the moment breath by breath. That is all you need to do, really. When we relax in our lives all things come, when we try to 'make' things happen, we tire quickly.
We all need to remember to differentiate 'pain' from 'challenge'. Pain leads to more pain, challenge leads to victory.
In the middle of a challenge or a storm, the answer is always here if you can get quiet enough.
Mataji (Beloved Mother)
Fear can not live in thankfulness.
"Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself." Chinese proverb