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Sharing Meditation with Children

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Sarah: Blessings! I am a SRF student and mother of a young son. I was wondering what the appropriate age is for teaching meditation to children? Thank you for your response!

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Yoga and Pregnancy

Mary Kretzmann

Question from lakshmi: I got married before 2 months, I am a regular yoga doer and now I am in a confusion of doing yoga. Is it good to do yoga after marriage and will it affect baby formation?

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Meditating and Practicing Kriya Yoga While Pregnant

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Meghan O’Hare: Namaste, I am in my first trimester of pregnancy. I am a kriyaban, and while I want to be faithful to my vows to practice kriya 2X a day for at least 45 minutes, I am experiencing debilitating morning sickness/dizziness that lasts all day, as well as tailbone and sciatic pain, that make meditation difficult, particularly sitting meditation. I’m not…

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Helping Children Learn to Behave

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Karan: Hi I need some guidance in terms of bringing up my daughter. She is going to be six years old in December. I am finding that she is grumpy, clingy and moody a lot, especially in mornings. She is seeking attention of course. Every time she doesn’t get what she wants, its tears and tantrums. I believe this attitude is…

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Spiritual Books for Children, and Caring Too Much What Other People Think

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Chris: Hello. I have 2 questions. 1 is, do you have any suggestions for good spiritually minded books to read to a 4-5 year old? We already have all of the available Ananda books, and were wondering if there are any more you could advise us. 2nd question. Do you have any advise on how I can stop caring so much…

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Kriya While Pregnant

Mary Kretzmann

Question from renata: Could you tell me please if its recommended to do Kriya yoga during pregnancy? I am two weeks pregnant and don’t feel somewhat comfortable (the sensation inside of my abdomen isn’t pleasant) during Kriya breaths.Thank you.

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Helping a Child’s Broken Heart

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Pradnya Chaugule: Acharya Pranam, My husband issued me a legal notice during 4th month of my pregnancy.I blindly trusted him but he deceived me and my daughter.I had a chance to terminate my pregnancy but being a Mother I didnt.From the community which I belong,father has a prime importance for upbringing of the child.I take all the responsibility upon my shoulders as…

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Prayers for children and for safety

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Kris: Hi, I was wondering if there were any prayers by Guruji or Swamiji, that I could use in the following 3 cases.. 1. I’m terrified of driving after a road accident a few years ago.., is there a prayer I can say before starting the engine to help protect us on the road? 2. A Bedtime prayer that can be…

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Handling your child’s tantrums in a spiritual way

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Ben Borkovitz: My daughter, who is almost 4, has a lot of tantrums when she doesn’t get her way. Still breastfeeding. Feel like I need help with my practice so that I can stay connected and see God in her and bring out/reinforce the healthy part of her. Any thoughts come to mind for fertilizer for healthy relationship/spiritual parenting? (I do realize…

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Love and Non-attachment

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from raina: It seems that family, children, and spouse are the most powerful attachments I feel. If one is attached to their family and still wishes to be free from all attachments, how do they gradually find freedom from this without showing less love and care?