A diagnosis of infertility–the inability to get pregnant after a year or more of trying–can lead to depression, anxiety and other psychological problems, trigger feelings of shame and failure as well as emotionally isolate the couple, surrounding themselves with feelings of inadequacy and inability, say psychologists specializing in infertility. Individuals and couples can struggle with complex decisions about how far to take the quest for children. In vitro fertilization (IVF), frequently uninsured, is unaffordable for many, and other routes like donation, adoption or surrogacy programs can be just as, or more, expensive and pose their own challenges, with the most dominant ones… the ethical challenges!
Sustainable manipulation of personal emotions, choices and decisions can be a hard part for women who undergo a fertility treatment, for those who have faced a lot of unsuccessful infertility therapies or even have underwent a lot of miscarriages so far. Psychology, usually, tends to play with people’s mind and feelings and women in such a case need special treatment, support and special means to help them express their inner substance, their emotions and clear their mind from concerns, bad feelings and stressful situations. However, what if this could happen in a more artistic way? Or even better… what if this could happen in a more productive and relaxing way?
Let’s make it clearer!! There are many practice tools that can seriously help you, during stressful times, clear your mind and come in touch with your soul in order to provide with solutions and meaningful actions yourself! A way to go through this is Yoga! Yoga helps your mind communicate with your soul, helps the body relax and increases the power of the thought through a mental possession process! Everything is synchronized from the way we feel; feelings can generate thoughts and thoughts, most of the times, generate reality! Everything we experience used to be part of our thoughts and feelings! So Yoga, can definitely help women, who undergo a fertility treatment, relax, communicate with their inner self, feel free to express their emotions and undergo their treatment in a smoother and less painful way.
What is more, fertility yoga, as it is called, constitutes a state where the body, mind, and spirit learn the art of relaxation. A woman’s desire to conceive can be overpowering and can drive her to the point of obsession. If this happens, sometimes logic is overlooked and stress becomes the foundation for coitus. Since it is the woman’s body and mind that has to be healthy and free of stress, it is her responsibility—with the greatest support of her partner, of course—to create the most favorable conditions for conception.
Last but not least, it is of vital importance to point out that fertility yoga, apart from its psychological contribution, offers a lot to the body too! First of all, stretching helps the reduction of constriction in different parts of the back as well as it improves the flexibility of most parts of the body. Furthermore, it enhances the flow of blood in the pelvic region and relieves the body from headaches and migraine. In addition it improves the hormonal levels and by creating energy channel, it is making the mind, first, and the body, after, more fertile.
Concerning all the aforementioned, always keep in mind that Fertility Yoga connects us back to our source and helps us find a calm, centering place where we can slow down, breathe and be kind to ourselves. We start to respect our bodies and do the best we can for them while also learning that some things are just not in our control. We can’t force our body to always do things biologically but we can work on how we react to certain life circumstances and upsetting processes and experiences. Boosting your psychology can help you, while experience infertility, respect your body and soul and generate mental powers that can achieve a better result on the way you experience and face your problem! So, give it a try… you deserve it!