While you know that your physical health is integrally tied to your fertility, you may be at a loss as to what type of physical activity is best or how to safely move your body while you are in the IVF stimulation phase, or right after an egg retrieval or embryo transfer. In addition to all the calming, stress reducing, and centering benefits of yoga which already help to boost your fertility by up to 175%, many of the poses are safe and even extremely beneficial while undergoing IVF.
As women we are often conditioned to say “yes” to everything. Notice in your own life, especially your professional life, how often you’re saying “yes” to projects and opportunities, roles and responsibilities, and how often you’re saying, “no.”
These are unprecedented times in our world as COVID-19 has disrupted our normal routines and way of life. For those of you struggling with infertility and seeking fertility treatment, the PAUSE necessitated by clinic closures and cancelled treatment cycles has caused understandable frustration and heartbreak.
Faith and cultural traditions from around the world focus on an annual ritual of spring cleaning, often just before a major holiday or new year celebration. There’s power in starting fresh, ridding our homes and minds of the past years’ accumulations.
Simply put, yoga props make accessing yoga poses (asanas) possible! I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years now and even in the cases where I don’t need props since I have the flexibility needed in a pose, most often I still opt to use a prop!
Infertility is an absence, a sadness that lowers like a thick cloud. The beginning of the journey is full of expectation, and then slowly, silently, the path towards becoming pregnant can erode into emptiness.