Enhance your experience of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood through learning mindfulness techniques that help improve your physical and emotional well-being.
It’s normal to worry during pregnancy, but being unduly anxious can spoil this precious time. By using mindfulness techniques, you can stay in the present, learn to accept and handle your feelings and thoughts, and become more in tune with your changing body and developing baby. Sarah Rudell Beach’s simple techniques can be incorporated easily into everyday life, helping you become aware of your lifestyle: Are you taking on too much? Do you need to slow down? The more formal meditations help you shut out the outside world, quieten your mind, and be at one with your unborn baby to strengthen that special bond. There are mindfulness techniques to help you approach labor and birth without fear and handle each stage moment by moment. Finally, Sarah shows how mindfulness practices learned during pregnancy can be taken into motherhood, so that you can enjoy living in the moment with your new baby.
Sarah Rudell Beach became a mother in 2006, embarking on a powerful journey in both motherhood and mindfulness. She has had a personal mindfulness practice for many years now, holds a master’s degree in education, and is a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor. As the executive director of Brilliant Mindfulness, she teaches mindfulness courses to children, teens, and adults. She also has 17 years of experience as a high school teacher. Sarah writes about mindfulness and healthy living for the Huffington Post, and on her blog, Left Brain Buddha. She lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband and two children.