Having a child is a life-changing experience so it’s understandable that first-time parents have jitters and feel a variety of different emotions from excitement to fear. England’s Prince Harry has undoubtedly been feeling some of that too as he awaits the birth of he and Meghan Markle’s first child this spring. But the prince has now found one thing to do every day to keep himself calm before the new royal baby arrives.
Here’s how the Duke of Sussex is staying centered while anticipating the arrival of his little one.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Clodagh Kilcoyne/ WPA Pool/ Getty Images
What Harry admitted to doing every day
The way Harry is keeping calm is through meditation. According to the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English, during a recent outing, the prince spoke with a Buddhist monk who said that Harry told him he meditates on a daily basis.
“Random fact of the day: a 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Kelsang Sonam, who gave Harry a copy of a book entitled 8 Steps to Happiness, said the prince told him he meditates every day,” the royal correspondent tweeted.
Practicing meditation can help reduce stress, control anxiety, and improve one’s mental health. It’s also something that the duchess is a fan of herself and may have introduced to her husband.
Markle has benefited from the practice
Before she married Prince Harry, Markle ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig and wrote about how much she benefited from meditation and recommended it to others.
“Last week marked the one year anniversary of my relationship with meditation, something I found endlessly daunting at first (the thoughts, the distractions, the boredom of it), but soon became the quietude that rocked my world,” she explained. “I can’t put my finger on the why or the how, but I will tell you this much, for me…I am just happier. And meditation has much to do with that. I urge you to give it a shot. The worst thing that can happen is that you gave yourself ten minutes of quiet in an endlessly loud world. Shhhhh……it feels good.”
This will be a part of their child’s life
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Something else Markle and Harry have been doing together is yoga and they reportedly can’t wait to do it with their new baby.
Closer Weekly reported that the couple is having a mom-and-baby yoga room built at their new Windsor home. The Duchess of Sussex is very fond of the exercise as her mother, Doria Ragland, has worked as a yoga instructor.
“Meghan has kept up her own routine during her pregnancy and many experts say gentle stretching is highly beneficial for babies too,” a source said. “[Their child] will be the first royal baby to be skilled in yoga.”
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