Article by Aiyana Fraley
Mothers-to-be and babies can benefit from the many facets of Reiki healing as it assists the body in balancing the emotional and physical symptoms of pregnancy. I used Reiki in my pregnancy and found that many of the complaints I had in my first trimester including morning sickness, fatigue, and back pain were alleviated with Reiki self-treatment.
Reiki has supported me through this life changing event. The positivity, lightness and laughter it has brought into my life is immeasurable. It helped me during the different stages of my pregnancy and I know it will continue to do so. I encourage expectant mothers to try Reiki throughout their pregnancy for these five reasons.
How Reiki Supports Pregnancy
1. Physical and Emotional Support
Reiki assists in healing the body and heart during pregnancy. I experienced many emotional bursts from crying to laughing and everything in between. Reiki provided me with emotional balance and comfort as I went through the highs and lows of pregnancy.
2. Connection with Baby
It forges a deeper connection between the mother and baby. Women can use Reiki to assist the baby in growing healthy and support their journey in coming into this world. The mother is the child’s first teacher and using Reiki to solidify that bond in the early stages of life can have a lasting impact on their relationship. I channeled Reiki over my sacral center and set my intentions for my child to be healthy and have a strong spirit.
3. Helps Manage Symptoms of Pregnancy
Women experience many symptoms that can throw off their daily routines and cause them to have discomfort. Morning sickness, back pain, swelling of the feet, fatigue, headaches, mood swings and other symptoms can be alleviated with Reiki self treatment or in a Reiki session. Some women may experience relief right away while others may find that they are better equipped to cope with the symptoms and changes in their body. I experienced a little of both with some symptoms going away altogether and others becoming more manageable.
4. Enhances the Experience of Motherhood
The beauty of being pregnant is embracing the changes in the body, forming a bond with the child and growing as a person. Motherhood is the gift of life. It is an opportunity for us as mothers to grow spiritually. Reiki can assist expectant mothers in embracing their new role and the different stages of pregnancy. It’s all part of the journey and Reiki can make it a happy one.
5. Stress Relief
Mothers-to-be can experience high levels of stress due to their changing body, hormones and other factors. This life change may also place a financial burden on some women and cause stress related to job or income changes. Stress can be a major component of pregnancy, but one that can be improved with regular Reiki. Reiki reduces tension in the mind and body and is an excellent way to alleviate anxiousness for expecting moms.
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Aiyana Fraley is a Reiki master teacher, certified Kundalini yoga instructor and essential oil educator. She leads weekly Kundalini, Reiki and essential oil classes and Reiki continuing education trainings for massage therapists. On her site Drops of Yoga (http://dropsofyoga.com/) , she shares practical tips on essential oils, Kundalini and Reiki. Follow her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dropsofyoga/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dropsofyoga/) .