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Pregnancy – A Crucial Time

Pregnancy – A Crucial Time

“Once a woman was pregnant, she was taken care of like she was a precious jewel because that is what makes the difference as to what kind of impressions you put into the fetus.”

—Sadhguru

Pregnancy care is a big part of a soon-to-be mother’s life. Sadhguru tells us about the great care and wisdom that pregnant women were treated with in Indian culture.

Sadhguru: In India, so much care was taken about what should be around when a woman is pregnant. What type of people she should or should not see, what she should read and not read, what type of smell should get into her – her whole atmosphere was controlled. These days it is all gone. Pregnant women are going to the office, sitting in the cinema, sitting in the bar – it is a different scene now. Otherwise, once a woman was pregnant, she was taken care of like she was a precious jewel because that is what makes the difference as to what kind of impressions you put into the fetus. What kind of impressions the woman puts into herself also go into the child that is being born. Not only that, it is also very important how you keep yourself before the fetus has taken on life, because you want to attract a life which is better than yourself.

So conception itself was taken care of. If two people got married, before any kind of consummation happens, the first thing was they went to the temple and spent time there. Only then were they supposed to consummate and conceive, because they do not want to produce a child who is just like themselves. They want to attract another life which is a little better than them. So on every level, from conception to all aspects, care was taken so that life happens in the best possible way right from day one.

“Isha Thaimai” is an initiative specially designed for pregnant mothers to bring more awareness about the pregnancy period and teach them how to keep their body, mind, and emotion in a pleasant way, in order to experience a joyful pregnancy.

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