Meditation and All Of It’s Benefits!
I have had a regular mediation practice for a while now. I used to be quite regimented and wake up a half hour early each morning and do it first thing for at least 20 minutes. Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve had to shift things a bit. In my first trimester I had to eat when I first woke up or else I would be nauseous, so my meditation would come later in the day usually. In my second trimester I was so exuberant, I actually just found myself mediating and rubbing my belly all day long throughout the day. Now that I’m in my final stages, I’m trying to go back to a morning routine where I can calm my mind and relax about my upcoming delivery.
Here’s a really cool infographic from Marcela De Vivo, a health and beauty writer from Los Angeles, showing all of the benefits of meditation, the proper seat to try (although I find even lying down or sitting in a chair works, do what is most comfortable for you; and don’t force your knees in to lotus if your hips aren’t open, just sit cross legged), and a black and white meditation you can try.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!