Moon Mantras

by Kellie Greene RYT, RPYT

The fertility and pregnancy journey can often be riddled with anxiety, fear, and doubt. Our yoga instructor Kellie Greene draws on more than ten years of experience to give you a brief overview on why adding mantras to your coping toolbox can be beneficial at any point on your journey with Pulling Down the Moon.

What is a mantra? 

Mantras are something we discuss in both the Yoga for Fertility and Prenatal classes. They can be useful in yoga postures that are held for a longer period of time, or doctors appointments, waiting for test results, and daily encouragement. It can be helpful to disrupt the stress hormone cycle, and boost the beneficial hormone oxytocin. It also gives parents something they can control.  A mantra can be a simple phrase, a word, a prayer, or an intention. It is typically repeated several times in a row during a challenging experience, or several times throughout the day.

Why choose to use mantras?

The fertility and childbearing experience is one of great stress. That may present as anxiety, difficulty making decisions, depression, fear, or passing physical symptoms. A mantra is a tool meant to bring some level of calm. It can be helpful to remind yourself of a feeling you wish to evoke to replace the stress response. Or, it can be helpful to remind yourself that this part of your journey is temporary. Regardless of why your have chosen to try a mantra it can give you something you can control, or allow you to shift your focus intentionally on to something positive.

Common fertility mantras- 

  • This is temporary  One day at a time
  • I will be a parent It will happen for me
  • I am healthy, I am whole  I can do this
  • I am not alone  I will stay patient and trust
  • Common Prenatal mantras –
  • My baby is healthy and happy in this moment.
  • The information I have tells me baby is fine
  • My body is doing exactly what it needs to be doing in this moment
  • My baby is safe
  • I trust my body
  • Today I am pregnant

The fertility and pregnancy can be lonely, and filled with many emotions. It’s ok to be your own loudest cheerleader. Each day can be a new mantra. You can use it once or a 100 times.

If you would like help choosing a mantra that is right for your situation talk to one of our yoga instructors before or after class. Check our schedule for a time and location that is right for you.

*Join Kellie for Yoga for Fertility on Saturdays at 9am and Prenatal Yoga After Infertility on Saturdays at 11am in Sept and October!

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