Meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and yoga have both been shown to help reduce stress levels. Stress has been linked to infertility. Developing a meditation, MBSR, or yoga practice can help improve overall quality of life and help boost fertility. Benefits of mediation and yoga include:
- Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improves focus
- Improves sleep
- Can help fight addiction
- Increases compassion for yourself and others
- Lowers blood pressure
- Can decrease pain
Meditations can be slow relaxed breathing with your eyes closed for 5-20 minutes, or it can be a guided format.
Here is a meditation to try:
Here’s a link to the audio files for my personal mindfulness instructor, listen along in the morning or before bed to calm your mental and physical body.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is present moment awareness without judgement on purpose.
Here is a free resource page for MBSR:
Circle + Bloom | Meditation and visualization audio programs designed for patients trying to conceive and patients undergoing fertility treatments. 20% off with code Shala20
Below is a free fertility relaxation from Circle+Bloom
Belleruth Naparstek is one of the foremost experts in the field of guided imagery find her guided imagery for fertility, anxiety and sleep amongst several other helpful topics. Her audio files are available on iTunes and Spotify:
Here is a gentle yoga class for fertility:
Be sure to practice on a a non- toxic yoga mat, made from biodegradable natural tree rubber, manufactured with zero waste and with no harmful plasticizers. These mats are free of toxic chemicals, dyes and phthalates.
Here are my top Apps to try:
Meditation: Calm, Headspace
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