Exploring The Mind-Body Connection: Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle

Science has been slowly exploring and confirming the existence of a mind-body connection. One of the most palpable ways to see the mind-body connection in action is to explore the fear tension pain cycle. This is a cycle that happens in labor/delivery, in workouts, menstrual cramps, and stressful situations.

In today’s episode:
-What the fear-tension-pain cycle is and how you can recognize it.
-Why the fear-tension-pain cycle exists.
-How to reverse the fear-tension-pain cycle to work in your favor.

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Chia Seed Pudding for Better Digestion

This chia seed pudding recipe is a fabulous quick and hearty breakfast. It’s perfect for anyone that’s experiencing constipation or digestive difficulties.

 

Chia Seed Pudding for Better Digestion
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 6-8 oz unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp honey/molasses (optional)
  • ½-1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together, and then let sit in the fridge for at least 4 minutes but as long as overnight. If the mixture is too thick, water it down with some more almond milk.

 

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Vata Balancing Postpartum: What to eat

We get caught up with the baby’s eating schedule after birth, but what about yours? In today’s episode, we’ll discuss what to eat after delivery and in the postpartum period so that you’ll have energy and good digestion.

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Visualizing how labor starts

 

 
All labors are unique – you don’t know if you’ll go into labor at home, at work, if it will proceed quickly or slowly, or if your bag of waters will break or not. Taking time to visualize all of the ways that your labor might begin will help you emotionally prepare for your labor and delivery.

This episode of Happy Healthy Human Radio discusses all of the ways that labor can start and why it’s important to visualize it before it happens.
 

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In your Third Trimester? Why you need to ask about your Bishops Score

 

The closer you get to the full-term, 37 weeks of pregnancy, the more excitement there is about when the baby will be born. Your doctor feels the same way, but they’re working against a deadline: if you go past 41 weeks of pregnancy, most doctors will recommend inducing.

 

If your doctor is considering inducing labor, talk with them about your Bishop’s Score. This score aggregates different measures of labor progress, and can tell you how close (or far) you are from going into labor spontaneously, as well as how likely it is that an induction will be successful.

 

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A 3 minute exercise to strengthen your confidence and power

 

 

One of my major goals in the last year has been to increase my endurance. This is more than just physical, it’s also mental endurance and the belief that I can handle whatever the world with throw at me. Today’s blog will teach you a breathing exercise that’s a powerful way to increase your endurance, confidence and power. It’s an exercise that is commonly seen in kundalini classes known as the Ego Eradicator.

 

I’m also sharing a great modification of this exercise for people who are pregnant or are unable to do pranayama/breathing exercises due to high blood pressure, heart/lung issues, or dizziness. The pregnancy modification came from friend and fellow yoga teacher Lindsey Goldwasser. This exercise is powerful for preparation for labor/birth because you learn to trust yourself and realize just how strong you can be.

 

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Date Recipe for Pregnancy: Chocolate Peanut Butter Date Balls!

 

 

As I’ve gotten further in my doula training, I’ve learned more about the incredible power of dates. (Not the ones on the calendar…the food!) It’s amazing to see what a tiny dried fruit can do. Dates have actually been used in Muslim cultures for ages as a supplement for pregnant and laboring women, and now scientific research is confirming what women have known for years: eating dates helps ease labor.

 

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