Meditation Instructors Mound MN

To start, find a quiet place with minimal distractions where you can sit or lie down with ease. Begin by breathing deeply and emptying the mind of cluttering thoughts. When you are in a relaxed state, start to form a picture of yourself pregnant or holding a baby. What do you see? How do you feel? Are there colors?

Awaken to Life
(612) 991-7071
Mound (Minneapolis), MN
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Mindfulness/Buddhist/Yoga

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Minnesota Sakya Center - Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling
(612) 827-3345
3441 Bryant Avenue South #101
Minneapolis, MN
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Tibetan

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Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
(612) 822-5313
3343 East Calhoun Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
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Zen

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Twin Cities Vipassana Cooperative
P.O. Box 14683
Minneapolis, MN
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Theravada Buddhist

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Clouds in Water Zen Center
(651) 222-6968
308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN
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Zen

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Dharma Field Zen Center
(612) 928-4868
3118 West 49th St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Zen

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Diamond Way Buddhist Center, TwinCities
(612) 825-5055
1701 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Tibetan Karma Kagyu

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Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center
(612) 825-7658
3206 Holmes Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
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Zen - Soto

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Chagdud Gonpa Practice Group
(612) 724-4899
Minneapolis, MN
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Tibetan Nyingma

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Northfield Buddhist Meditation Group
(507) 645-6987
313 1/2 Division St.
Northfield, MN
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Buddhist

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Meditation on Ambivalence

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Meditation on Ambivalence


Not sure what you want? Try this visualization for a little clarity.

It’s not unusual to feel conflicted when it comes to thinking about pregnancy and parenthood. Many women coping with fertility issues find they feel better when they examine their feelings about pregnancy, either by meditating, going to therapy, or by joining an infertility support group, especially one that’s mind/body directed. Joel Evans offers this visualization.

To start, find a quiet place with minimal distractions where you can sit or lie down with ease. Begin by breathing deeply and emptying the mind of cluttering thoughts. When you are in a relaxed state, start to form a picture of yourself pregnant or holding a baby. What do you see? How do you feel? Are there colors? What is the light like? Focus on the image, paying close attention to its details and the emotions that come up while it is in your mind’s eye. Are you happy? Sad? Excited? Ambivalent? Tired? Energized?

When you have s strong sense of the image and feelings it inspires, stay with it for a few minutes and then start to come back to the world around you. Take some time to either draw or write down what you saw and felt. Try not to judge yourself or censor your feelings—there are no right or wrong answers, just your experience as it was. This exercise is not about changing anything; it’s about identifying all of your emotions and gaining clarity about what’s important to you at this point in your life.

Reprinted, with permission, from The Whole Pregnancy Handbook by Joel M. Evans, MD, Ob/Gyn with Robin Aronson (Gotham Books, 2005). All rights reserved

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