January 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
just read something fascinating on a list serve. a way to relax during birth (and i assume other stressful, painful times).
draw a circle on a piece of paper.
then, hang a thread about 6 inches with a coin at the bottom of the thread. hold the thread between your fingers with the coin acting as a weight over the piece of paper.
and then keeping your hand still,imagine the coin making a clockwise circle using the circle on the paper as a guide. it may take a few false starts, but the coin will begin to make little circles. then counter clockwise. its a kinda cool feeling once you get the hang of it.
this puts your brain in alpha wave state.
one would need to practice this and get comfortable with it before the birth.