been reading, studding, researching everything Fertility Yoga related.
I even found myself a woman who has been teaching Fertility Yoga at
a Fertility Clinic here in the city with great success, she has been
helping me with my research/traning. But now I think it's time to
move forward, start applying what I know, I've been teaching yoga
long enough to know how each pose effects the body, how breathing
and relaxation can bring the body's hormones back into balance and
I also know a lot about cycles, I mean, what woman TTC doesn't?
So....as AF approaches I have decided to put all this research into
action. On the first day of my next period I will begin to apply the
Fertility Yoga Program I've designed to my OWN cycle. Each day
I will meditate for 10min, I will also do yoga poses appropriate for
each stage of my cycle and ones that promote fertility. This program
must work for me first, before I decide its time to teach it to a
classroom of ladies. Do I expect to get pregnant from these sessions?
no, but I hope to start alleviating some of my PMS symptoms and
bring a bit more health to my body.
Now I don't know if anyone reading this blog meditates, or has tried
to meditate but 10min of meditation each day can do wonders for your
body but it is SO HARD TO DO. There always seems to be something
more important to do, something more exciting or urgent, but this
month, it will be my priority. If anyone would like to join me for
this meditation marathon I would love the support.
All you need to do is get up 10 min early, put on a pot of your favorite
tea, sit crossed legged on a pillow or blanket with your spine straight
and set a timer for 5 or 10 min. Now Focus on ONE THING while all
other thoughts just kinda swim back and forth without taking your full
attention. You can focus on your breath or an affirmation, if thoughts
come into the for ground just name them (work, friends, pregnant
woman in the grocery store) and focus again on the breath.
I am writing the "problem" area's of my cycle here for reference, I will
look back on this at the end of each cycle to see if anything has changed
(I will be taking no herbs or medication as I work through these cycles):
1. Short Luteal Phase
2. Small amount or no Cervical Mucus
3. EXTREME MENSTRUAL CRAMPING
4. irritability before AF
5. strong emotional instability (that's putting it lightly) before AF
6. Sore Breasts at different stages in my cycle
8. Under-active Thyroid, Low Temperatures
My goal is to help some of those problems with some relaxation and
yoga. I know it sounds a little "granola" but the research is out there,
relaxing tense muscles and allowing blood flow back into our lady bits
can only help, plus, how could you NOT benefit from some R&R?