Written by Pradeep
It is believed that babies can hear and identify sounds while they are still in the womb. It may sound weird and bizarre, but you start to bond with your baby the moment you conceive him. While the baby is still developing in your womb, he listens to you and understands your feelings. Does listening to music during pregnancy have any benefits?
So this shows that you can shape up your baby’s first responses by listening to good music, reading good books, massaging, gently meditating, and keeping a positive frame of mind. This brings forward the importance of Garbhagraha Sanskar. To know more about this keep reading.
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At about 16 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus starts detecting sounds. It can notice sounds like gurgling sounds in the stomach or the whoosh of air in the lungs. For the next few weeks, it starts detecting sounds in the external world and by 24 weeks it starts moving its head towards the source of the sound.
It is said that music has a healing capacity. Although studies have not proved anything in concrete, however, listening to your favorite music brightens you up and makes you happy. It creates a positive vibe that passes on to the unborn baby too.
Although at this stage, babies do not understand music at all and perceive music as rhythmic sound waves, however, they try to concentrate on it. This, in turn, helps in the stimulation of the baby’s cognitive skills and auditory senses
When you listen to the music, your unborn baby also receives rhythmic vibrations and tries to sync to it. This improves the reflexes and overall movement of the unborn baby.
It is believed that listening to music during pregnancy can impact the overall personality development of the unborn baby. For example, a piece of soothing music can make a baby calm and quiet while a piece of loud and jarring music can make the baby aggressive in behavior.
However, these are just common beliefs and no studies have been conducted yet to back up this theory.
Many researchers are of the opinion that music listened to during pregnancy helps in the later stage too. A mom who has listened to certain soothing songs during pregnancy can make their newborns listen to them to help them calm down. Babies can recognize the same tune which has helped them in the past to relax.
Many women experience pregnancy stress levels, which can lead to mood swings and other complications. In such cases, soothing music helps to calm down and reduce the pregnancy-related stress level to a great extent.
The word Garbhagraha means fetus and Sanskar means educating the mind. So the word Garbhagraha Sanskar basically means educating the mind of the fetus. According to Garbhagraha Sanskar, a baby starts developing its personality, traits, and beliefs as soon as it is conceived and to a large extent, a mother’s state of mind can affect directly Garbhagraha Sanskar.
Ancient Hindu texts like the Vedas which date back to 1500-500 BC speak about the Garbhagraha sanskar. References of the same can be found in the Mahabharata. It also finds a place in traditional Ayurvedic medicine in order to educate pregnant women.
The first sound that the fetus can hear is its mother’s heartbeat. So it is extremely important to keep the mother surrounded by calm and soothing sounds. Here are some of the benefits of garbhagraha sanskar:
It is very important for expecting moms to stay positive and keep themselves surrounded with as much positivity as possible. Stay happy and relaxed and your baby too will be happy. Here is how to perform Garbharaha sanskar:
It is possible to give energy for the development of the soul, body, and mind of your unborn baby by listening to a special kind of music. Listening to instrumental music like the veena, flute, or the Samaveda mantras is known to have a soothing on a pregnant woman and the baby in the womb. In the market today, there are various music albums of “Garbha sangeet”.
To get the most out of Garbhagraha Sanskar it is important that your lifestyle is healthy. Focus on eating well, staying happy and relaxed which will also benefit the overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of your baby.
Did you all listen to garbhagraha Sangeet during pregnancy? How did it help you and your unborn baby during pregnancy? Do let us know in the comments section below.