‘Buri Nazar’ How to save yourself from it!

Buri Nazar is a pandemic that has been scaring mothers or people for time unknown. Once you have a baby it is said that you have to protect your baby from the evil eye or buri nazar in every little activity starting from birth like no one should see your child’s face, you should not click pictures of your baby, you should not show any one your child while feeding or don’t show their bottle of milk, don’t dry their clothes out in the open and the list is endless. It is often said that the evil eye or buri Nazar your baby attracts can have multiple bad results such as bad health and much worse things too.

I have been warned so many times for posting #babyM s pictures on Instagram I was told that I am attracting trouble by doing so. Honestly that was so scary but then I decided to understand this phenomenon better.

The legend has it that pregnant women and babies both attract a lot of negative energy from the universe while they also receive a lot of blessings at the same time.

I believe this universe consists of all sorts of energies. Like we have a lot of positive energy floating around through all the good things in this world, to balance that out there is also an equal amount of negative energy if not more out there too.

I believe this is how this earth or this world or this universe is able to create a balance.

So yes I do believe in buri Nazar or evil eye but I also don’t let it control my life.

It is good to be aware of such energies and it’s even better if you can protect yourself or your loved ones from it. But not choosing to live your life to the fullest of the fear of this negative energy is the biggest punishment you can give yourself.

So once I became a mother I was also equally afraid of this ‘buri Nazar’ myself I was constantly worried that something may happen to my baby. But soon I realised that if I continue to think like this I may not be able to fully enjoy this period. So I gathered as much information as I could from my father (who is an expert in the matter of energies) and other elders about the prevention of it rather than trying to stop living my life!!

Here are some ways to protect your baby from the evil eye / buri nazar that I believe work great, even with adults.

🧿 Kajal ka Tika – black kohl dot can be made behind the ear or under the foot, cover it with some talcum powder to cover it up.

🧿 Keep a piece of solid Hing tied in a small zip lock bag & then put it in cloth pouch in baby’s bag. You can even a tie it on your baby’s cot.

🧿 A Black thread tied around the waist, wrists, ankles does wonders.

🧿 Every week on a thursday mop your house with water that contains rock salt & alum / phitkari.

🧿 While putting your baby to sleep, pray to whichever God or form of energy you believe in and ask for protection for your baby and yourself and also ask for removal of any negative energy that your child you may have attracted through the day.

🧿 Light a lamp / Diya / incense sticks / agarbatti every evening around sunset to cleanse the energy of your house. It’s best to do it in the temple of your house.

🧿Have a clean heart, don’t think negative thoughts. When your heart and mind is full of negative feelings such as hate, resentment, guilt, jealousy and unhealthy comparisons. You become a hub of negativity and also attract more negative energy. It is important to keep your energies clean, think good things, appreciate more, forgive more, stop comparing your baby, yourself or your life with others, crib less, complain less, stay calm & stay happy.

In the end trust the process, believe in the good, nurture your surroundings. Become a source of positivity & all will be well.


Art Therapy for Pregnant women

I believe Pregnancy is the most critical phase in a woman’s life.

Pregnancy is such a transformative time for a woman. Not only are you creating a baby, you are also creating a mother. During this time she becomes vulnerable emotionally & physically too.
Therefore Relaxation and creativity are essential during pregnancy, as stress needs to be reduced for optimal growth of the baby & mother both. It’s the right time to try out activities that help in enhancing her emotional quotient & mental well being.
From my very own personal experience I can say that this was one of the best things I did through my pregnancy. adult colouring definitely expanded my vision. Those intricate designs of the book would slip me into a different world of colours, positivity and disconnected me from all the anxiety or stress that I would otherwise think of sitting idle.

Here are some reasons for you to try it too:

1. Coloring is a perfect way to get some relaxation and creative time into your life. During pregnancy, you need all the relaxation you can get. Taking quiet time for yourself is a great gift to honor yourself and your baby with.

2. Psychologists say that coloring stimulates both hemispheres of the brain and exercises fine motor coordination. Logic is utilized to color forms, and creativity is activated by mixing and matching colors.

3. The reason coloring is so relaxing is because it lets you focus on an activity rather than on your stresses and worries. It exercises your imagination and brings you back to our childhood. You are freer and more creative in this state. You can express your emotions through your choice of colors, making your internal state more explicit.

4. Coloring during pregnancy can be utilized as a time for connecting with your unborn baby. While you color, you can also tune into your baby, send it loving thoughts, or feel it move. Just taking time to relax will benefit your’s and your baby’s health. After the birth of your child, you can use these pages as a keepsake for you and your child.

5. Whether this is the first child or the tenth, having a baby is stressful and time-consuming. Each day is a roller coaster of emotions, joys, fear, anxiety and unique experiences that only a mother can understand. A calming, charming adult colouring book is perfect for pregnant women who want and need to sit back, relax, take a deep breath, and let their creativity show from their inner soul.

I Invite the soon-to-be-mothers to explore your inner journey of relaxing remembrance and awakening with my book #UmeniTherapy ; Incase you know another pregnant woman, this is the perfect gift to enrich her baby making journey!
The fanciful black and white detailed drawings invite her to connect to her ancient wisdom, find her inner self, and relate to her inner truth as she intuitively and peacefully colors these pages.

For India you can get your copies here -> http://www.amazon.in/dp/B01M8M6DWM

Love & Peace
Tanvi 🙂