Chanting mantras is an excellent tool for meditation, especially for those who have a hard time sitting in silence. By chanting a mantra, you are giving your mind a direction so that it knows what is up. Mantras can also be used for specific ends as well.
During pregnancy, one of the most invaluable mantras is the Adi Shakti mantra. Yogis believe that the soul enters a fetus at 120 days of gestation. By chanting this mantra, you can actually change the karma of the soul who is entering. So, what if you don’t do it before 120 days? Well, all is not lost- the mantra is just that powerful!
When the fetus has differentiated into a gender, the environment inside the womb which contains a male becomes more acid, in what the yogis refer to as the “acid bath”. This acidity hinders the development of the right brain (intuition, empathy, abstraction, etc.) and promotes the development of the left brain (logic, order, duty, etc.) These left-brained traits served men (and women) well in the past. A man leaving his family to go hunting, knowing full well that he might not return, could not afford sentimentality. Now, entering into the Aquarian Age, our lifeways are different and we need a world full of intuitive, empathetic and compassionate MEN! Chanting the Adi Shakti Mantra reduces the effect of this acid bath on the brain of the developing baby.
If the fetus is female, chanting the mantra has the effect of elevating her spiritually. For the woman chanting (pregnant or not) it forges a connection with the Divine Feminine. So really, there is no reason not to chant it!
Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti
Pritham Bhagwati, Pritham Bhagwati, Pritham Bhagwati
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti
If you decide to try it out, you can always sing along with this beautiful version by Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh.