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Meditation helped Alicia Keys to be a good mother, partner, friend
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS): Singer Alicia Keys said that meditation helped her a lot after she became a mom.
“Like so many new moms I was exhausted, but the depletion was more than physiological; my spirit was shot. I needed to do something so I could continue to be a good mother to my children, partner to my husband, and friend to myself,” she said, according to a report in femalefirst.co.uk.
Since she was so tired during those days, she slept off the first time she meditated but got better with time.
“I have to be honest: The first time I tried the meditation, I was so tired that I fell asleep. But the second time, I felt a little spark. I really liked the mixture of chanting, singing and movement. Between the chanting and the singing and the rhythm and the meaning of these ancient words, I discovered a sense of peace and comfort,” she said.
She added that she was able to connect with herself better, too.
“I started to notice a richer connection with myself, an ability to go deeper. After years of silence I could hear myself, trust my instincts, know what I wanted, know what I needed and not feel so insecure.”
Keys has two kids — Egypt, 10, and Genesis, six.