Dealing with the stress associated with fertility can be really tough so in this blog post, I am sharing 7 techniques that you can start doing right now to help your mind and body through the process.
1. Essential Oils
Infusing different oils depending on your mood can vastly help reduce your stress levels. Check out Vibrant Blue Oils and see some of the amazing packs on offer.
Mindful meditation is a tool that can be used literally anywhere and at any time. Learning to harness the thoughts and quiet the mind, can create inner calm, quiet the inner critic, strengthen endurance to counter stress and help you let go. Two easy meditations may be the Point of Focus – One Minute Meditation and the simple Fertility Meditation: Blue Sky Mind. Know that this is a practice and learning to quiet the mind can take time, but it’s well worth the effort.
Breath is aligned with both body and mind and it alone can bring them together. – Thich Nhat Hanh
3. Gentle Exercise
Allow yourself to get out of your mind and clear your head. Again, it doesn’t’ need to be complicated. Go for a walk or do some yoga. My friend, Nicole Brodie has created a fantastic exercise resource called Fit and Fab specifically designed for pre and post pregnancy exercise, so if you’re looking some inspiration then thats the program for you!
4. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
This technique involves physically tapping various energy points on the body to unlock or open them (think acupuncture points). EFT is based on ancient Chinese medicine under the theory that “all negative emotions are caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system.” It can be used to reduce stress, quell anxiety, quiet the mind, and help to release emotions like fear, worry and sadness. Reduce Stress and Enhance your Fertility with EFT…
5. Massage Therapy
Massage is the practice of physical manipulation of the muscles and soft tissues of the body to relieve tension and pain, improve circulation, manipulate the positioning of certain muscles, fascia, tissues and organs, promote relaxation and relieve depression and anxiety for both men and women experiencing infertility stress. Many spas that offer massage therapy offer couples massage, so you can experience stress relief together!
Created by Natural-Fertility-Info.com founder Hethir Rodriguez, Self Fertility Massage™ is specific to female reproductive system health and has proven to help the female body become balanced – supporting healthy circulation to the reproductive organs, boosting immune system health, decreasing stress, and supporting reproductive organ health and vitality.
6. Fertility Yoga
Yoga is widely known for its ability to increase agility and tone the body. It is also instrumental for boosting immunity, increasing blood flow, balancing the breath, strengthening the heart and bones, focusing the mind, and releasing tension. It can also be used to improve fertility. Yes, specific poses are known to be beneficial to fertility. Click here to learn the benefits of Fertility Yoga…
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