Updated: Feb 17
Darshna Parmar is the founder and teacher of The Conscious Womb Birthing School. An integrated teaching model of holistic, physiological and soul practices. Bringing forth the epigenetics and sexuality of birth in her courses for birthing professionals.
Her vision and passion for safe birth with dignity for mothers and babies is now coming into fruition. Here she shares her knowledge and awareness of ancient practices which new modern-day research is beginning to recognise and promote.
RASA is the Sanskrit word for the essence and experience of a human being.
It translates through physiology as immunity and can be verified through the eyes, skin and the nature of digested nutrients in the blood. It holds the experience of love on all levels of consciousness. Mind, body and spirit. It is derived from Ayurvedic and yogic philosophies. These ancient texts date back over 5000 years ago. Sushruta who is identified as the father of surgery wrote ancient texts on surgery and medicine called the Sushruta Samhita. He had knowledge of early designed surgical instruments, pregnancy and mode of birth.
These philosophies hold much value today and integrate beautifully into modern-day medicine, holistic practices and quantum physics. It places high regard on the emotional body within someone. A somatic response to autonomy. Teaching that great care can be realised when procreation is considered. The potency of life is within the seed of man and woman. The pregnant woman is considered a goddess and must be treated as such — like a precious oil, without spilling a drop. Therefore she is held in high esteem. As she is creation herself. Doing God's work.
During pregnancy, this fine essence of immunity rasa is being passed through the emotional channels called 'rasa vaha nadi’s' (energy pathways in the human body received at junction points known as meridians or marma points in Ayurveda).
Being in union with mind body and spirit, the juice of life — rasa gives life. It carries the vital life force which is prana, carried via oxygen and expressed through the breath, from the electromagnetic field of the heart.
Rasa is derived by the consciousness of the individual in relation to what is eaten, how the body digests it and the emotions behind eating and essentially how one feels about themselves in mind body and spirit. It is presented through the subconscious and present in the consciousness of the person.
In pregnancy, the pulsation of the mother’s heart translates through the umbilical cord in harmony with the baby. Spiritual energy works like magnetics and flows by the channels of the autonomic and somatic nervous systems. The energetics of the heart is the somatic connection of love. This energy is known as 'kundalini', meaning 'root and movement' akin to a snake. Hence the snake is a representation of transformation. It is also sexual energy. The energy that moves through individuals during lovemaking and orgasmic response.
So what gets a baby in. Also gets it out!
Waiting until the umbilical cord turns white is part of the ultimate love story, a metaphor and a physiological benefit.
The soul is integrating as well as all the physiological benefits of blood volume.
This rasa at play is giving the child the first essence of life on its own after being grown from the mother's body. This emotional separation is a paramount setting to its first experience earthside. A blueprint for the child’s life.
The pulsation is prana, the vital life force. A language of love that moves between mother and child. The sexual energy is the electrodes dispersing through the nervous system via the base of the spine as blood flows to the newborn's own organs. A new experience for the baby as an individual through the reality of its first breath and surroundings. Nature knows what to do, just as the body does.
As midwives, health professionals and birth workers. The ultimate respect for new life and being part of a goddess giving birth is an honour. Much due respect should also be given for the physiological benefits this blood transfer has; through immune building stem cells and preservation of life.
This is the start of a beautiful new journey as the spirit baby integrates into a child of this planet. There is a rebirth of a mother and so the LOVE STORY continues…
Useful links and references
Super Genes: Dr. Deepak Chopra, Rudolph E Tanzi
You are the Placebo: Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Biology of belief: Dr. Bruce Lipton
Journal - Sushruta Samhita treaties on Ayurvedic medicine and surgery
Journal - Charaka Samhita
Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One: Fundamental Principles by Lad, Vasant (2001)
Textbook of Ayurveda: A Complete Guide to Clinical Assessment: v. 2
Textbook of Ayurveda Volume 3 By Vasant Lad | 1 Jan 2012y Vasant Lad | 30 Mar 2007