Welcome to Day 7 of 21 days of Mindfulness for Mums with Leonie Percy author of the award winning book Mother Om.

Yesterday you watched a lecture that helped you understand the difference between good stress and bad stress and what is happening in your brain when you feel stressed and when you feel relaxed. Activating your para-sympathetic nervous system tells your body to rest and relax. Today I teach you how to relax your body.

Watch the video and then take a moment to sit or lie down do the deep breath meditation.



This mindful moment of breathing is lovely to practice before you go to sleep or in the morning before you get out of bed. Visualise a calm morning flow and set an intention to be a mindful mama.

Thanks for watching the video. Tomorrow I will explain the benefits of using mindfulness to manage stress and how you can re-wire your brain so when your kids are pushing your buttons you can remain calmer and be a more compassionate mother.


To follow the 21 Days of Mindfulness, click the links below:

Day One – Mindfulness for mums

Day Two – More joy less guilt

Day Three – Mothering from your heart

Day Four – Cultivating compassion

Day Five – The power of your breath

Day Six – Good stress versus bad stress

Day Eight – Benefits of Meditation

Day Nine – Meditation for Mums

Day Ten – Mindfulness Practices

Day Eleven – Just Ten Minutes

Day Twelve – Fill Up Your Cup

Day Thirteen – Inner Self-Talk

Day Fourteen – Speak Your Truth

Day Fifteen – Connecting Within

Day Sixteen – The Thing About Thoughts

Day Seventeen – The Tip of The Iceberg

Day Eighteen – Learning to Let Go

Day Nineteen – Mala Bead Meditation

Day Twenty – Tips for Mindful Living

Day Twenty-One – Namaste



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  • Deep breathing does help – thanks for reminder to all mums.

    • My pleasure, thanks for watching the videos and I hope you the rest of the course. Love Leonie


  • I do deep breathing if I wake up in the middle of the night. It helps me a lot going back to sleep, focusing on the moment, and not letting stressful thoughts keep me awake.

    • That is so wonderful to hear. Sleep is so important xx

      • Yes. And if you are an anxious person like me, you could spend the all night awake if you don’t free your mind of “unnecessary” thoughts. :-)

      • Your comment ‘free the mind’ is so very true.


  • Thanks for these posts Leonie.

    • My absolute pleasure. I hope they help you on your journey of motherhood. Love Leonie xx


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