If you or someone you know is pregnant, you can make this make this 9-month journey enjoyable for you and your baby by chanting mantras.
There are several mantras to chant during pregnancy. You can chant mantras for protection, healing, love, compassion to connect you with the Wisdom of nature and the Universe. You should chant mantras that will increase your feminine wisdom to follow your intuition and connect you with your baby.
Bringing a new human being to this world is a big responsibility. From the moment of conception, this little being has the full potential to become a wonderful human being.
You, as a mother, can provide him or her with the best start in life by looking after your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Chanting mantras can help you on the way. Your baby feels what you feel, so if you are happy and calm, so is your baby.
What Are Mantras?
Mantras are sounds considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Yoga. You can find mantras formed by one syllable or a combination of syllables.
The original mantras are in Sanskrit, but today you can find them in various languages. The word mantra in Sanskrit means “the thought that liberates and protects.”
The mantra’s power lies in the sound, in the vibration it produces. Mantras have many benefits for the person chanting and for the listeners as well. Chanting a mantra the right way can help you release energy from your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Listening to mantras during pregnancy will bring you many benefits. The sound reverberating through your body and that of your baby will come into harmony with the Cosmos and the Universal Consciousness.
A mantra can affect your body, mind, and spirit, bringing harmony to all your being. A mantra can activate and speed up your creative spiritual force. It will help you to direct this energy to your benefit and that of your baby.
What Happens During Chanting?
When you chant, you create vibrations emanating from different parts of your body. The sounds could come from your abdomen, diaphragm, or throat. These are pure vibrations that tune you with the mantra so that you become one with the mantra.
The sound of a mantra carries some specific power. You can use that power to align your vibration with the mantra. A mantra will work for the intention you are aiming for.
Chanting mantras during pregnancy will create a deep, loving connection with your unborn baby. You and your baby will experience a profound sense of peace. Your mood during pregnancy will be less fluctuating, keeping a calmer environment for your baby to develop.
You can use mantra chanting as a tool to bring more peace and joy to your pregnancy. You will have a calmer and less reactive state of mind. Chanting will provide you with time to connect to your baby through sound.
Your baby will experience the vibration of the sound of your voice while chanting, this will soothe him or her, to be a more content and tranquil child growing up.
Mantras affect our physiology by giving a rest to the limbic system. The limbic system is in charge of our emotional response, storage of our memories, and regulation of hormones.
When you are depressed, the deep limbic system is overactive. Mantra chanting deactivates the limbic system. So, that you can have a calmer state of mind.
Why Chant Mantras During Pregnancy?
Chanting mantras during pregnancy can help you to connect to the Universal wisdom. You will learn to trust your body and provide a supportive environment for the development of your baby.
Before you start chanting a mantra during pregnancy, you need to set your intention.
When you set your intention for chanting a mantra during pregnancy, take a moment to think and feel. Consider if there are pains, fears, worries, or desires you want to transmit to your baby. Once you set your intention, focus your attention on it, and dedicate your chanting to that intention.
Your baby will feel the vibration of the mantra and your voice. The mantra will help your baby develop better in a calmer environment. Your baby will hear your voice singing. The repetitive melody will bring your baby harmony and peace.
At a deep level, a mantra helps you recognise your divinity, make you aware of your inner power to create the life you want, feel safe enough and supported by the Universe. This same message is passed on to your baby at a subconscious level.
A mantra will help you to reduce the stress and anxiety of all the uncertainties happening around you. You will be more balanced, mentally and emotionally. The calmer and happier you feel the same will be true for your baby.
The energy you feel and surround yourself with during pregnancy will affect your unborn baby and mould your baby into a happy and calm child.
Garbh Sanskar and Mantras to Chant Month by Month
Garbh Sanskar is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition traced back to the Vedas. Garbh means ‘womb’, and Sanskar means ‘ethics or values’. Garbh Sanskar is a science of pregnancy. A science to educate a baby from the womb.
Garbh Sanskar involves diet, herbs, yoga, music, pranayama, and positive thinking. Here we concentrate only on the part of mantras. Garbh Sanskar involves everything to help you and your baby to have a healthy pregnancy journey.
Traditionally it’s believed that personality and behaviour start at conception. For this reason, pregnancy is so important in the development of a new human being. A being that can be loving, compassionate, grounded, and empathic or all the opposite, depending on the environment, supporting his or her development.
Through Garbh Sanskar you can stimulate your growing unborn baby to be a healthy, intelligent, and intuitive baby. Mantras chanted during pregnancy will have a positive effect on the emotional, spiritual, and mental development of your baby.
According to this Indian tradition, a month of pregnancy is equivalent to 28 days. This coincides with 28 days of the menstrual cycle. Then, a pregnancy lasts 280 days or 10 months.
Garbh Sanskar tradition believes the influence of an astral body overlooks each month. During each month of pregnancy, you need to chant the right mantra for the influencing planet.
- 1st month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Su Sukray Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to planet Venus.
- 2nd month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Bho Bhomay Namah’ to honour, and ask for protection to planet Mars.
- 3rd month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Brah Brahspatay Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to planet Jupiter.
- 4th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Gharri Suryai Namah.’ to honour and ask for protection to the Sun.
- 5th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om So Somai Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to the Moon.
- 6th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Sa Sanachrai Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to planet Saturn.
- 7th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Bu Budhai Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to planet Mercury.
- The 8th month is a dangerous month for the baby. I couldn’t find a mantra linked to protecting him or her.
- 9th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om So Somai Namah’ to honour and ask for protection to the Moon.
- 10th month, you should chant the mantra ‘Om Gharri Suryai Namah.’ to honour and ask for protection to the Sun.
What mantras to chant during pregnancy
Aum is a wonderful mantra to chant during pregnancy. Aum mantra is the primal sound of the Universe. It can bring you in balance with the vibration of the Cosmos.
Aum can bring a balance between the emotional and intellectual part of your brain. So, you and your baby will feel more centred, physically and mentally.
Aum Mani Padme Hum or Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum is a 6-syllable mantra. This mantra is known to be the essence of the teachings of Buddha.
This mantra will protect you from danger and bring love and compassion.
Gayatri mantra is a Vedic mantra that protects the person chanting it. This mantra is dedicated to the Sun, who represents the life-giving force.
Chanting the Gayatri mantra during pregnancy is very good. It will bring you calm and compassion. Your unborn baby will develop their intellect, inner wisdom, and be in harmony with the Universe.
Aum Bhuur-Bhuvah Svaha
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaat
Some beautiful Kundalini yoga mantras to chant during pregnancy are:
Adi Shakti mantra calls on the feminine and creative power of goddess Shakti. Adi Shakti can help you connect to your feminine wisdom, to trust your instincts to help you through the pregnancy and childbirth.
Sa Ta Na Ma
Sa ta na ma is a mantra that describes the cycle of life, death, and re-birth. Pregnancy is the preparation of a new life to the world and lots of changes happen during this time. Sa ta na ma can help you bring mental balance, increase your intuition, and reduce stress.
Chant sa ta na ma mantra slowly to not raise the energy too much.
Ra Ma Da Sa
Ra ma da sa mantra is a mantra for healing and protection.
Chanting ra ma da sa during pregnancy will bring blessings to you and your baby. It will also make the environment peaceful and loving.
Benefits of Chanting During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a blessing that brings new life to the world. During pregnancy, you will experience physical and emotional changes that can be very upsetting.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are common during pregnancy. This is understandable due to the worries, uncertainties, and hormonal changes happening to your body.
Chanting mantras can help you deal with these changing times and uncertainty by keeping you present and allowing some time to love yourself and your body.
During mantra chanting, you will express your intention and hold on to it with your heart and soul. You will connect with your baby and form a bond of reassurance that everything will be ok. You both will be safe and protected by the Universe.
Mantras can help you be present and stop your mind from wandering during the time you are chanting. Mantras have different effects on your body and mind depending on the vibration they produce.
When you chant a mantra during pregnancy, feelings and emotions that can bring despair, panic, or worry will dissipate, and you will get involved in the mantra sound to feel calm, joy, and contentment.
Hopefully, by now, you know how mantras can help you during pregnancy and have a chance to explore the few mantra examples to practice at home.
Treat this time of your pregnancy with reverence, care, and love. You have been blessed to create new life. Think of how wonderful this new being can become. Now is the time to lay the foundation to offer a loving, compassionate, and strong human being to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Mantra?
A mantra is a sound that has the power to affect you positively. The sound of the mantra is sacred and can connect you with the wisdom of the Cosmos. A mantra can protect you, heal you, relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, among others.
How to Choose a Mantra?
You can choose a mantra according to your intention. The sound of a mantra will enhance your intention. There are mantras for love, success, healing, health, wisdom, intelligence, etc.
Which Is the Best Mantra to Chant During Pregnancy?
The best mantra to chant depends on what you want to focus on. If you want a protective mantra, the Gayatri mantra is the one for you. If you want to support and connect to your intuition, Adi Shakti is a good option.