Yoga and meditation are buzzwords these days for positive reasons. Practised for hundreds and thousands of years, both yoga and meditation have been found to promote holistic well-being by relieving any stress and regulating the flow of positive energy in the body.
Modern lifestyle, though has improved the standards of living, it has also given rise to unnecessary stress and strain owing to the growing burden of responsibilities that are to be fulfilled every single day. One of the various problems triggered by this excessive stress is infertility which is defined as the inability to conceive even after trying for a year. Stress also interferes with normal ovulation thereby making it difficult to conceive. It has been found that relieving stress helps to regulate healthy levels of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine as well as enhance the flow of blood to the reproductive organs. Yoga and meditation can do wonders to release stress and give a boost to your fertility. Meditation helps to calm your mind and gives you the peace that you miss out on because of your hectic lifestyle.
It involves techniques like mindfulness or focussing on a particular object to attain the highest level of awareness and mental clarity. Japa method- It is a type of meditation that has been specifically found to improve fertility. It is a very simple yet equally effective method which requires the person to chant a spiritual mantra and think about all that he/she wants to attain in life, be it peace or the desire to have a baby.
Steps involved- There is no rocket science involved in meditation. The procedure is very simple and can be performed anywhere and at any time, however it is recommended to perform it once in the morning and once in the evening.
1. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position
2. Take around 20 deep, conscious breaths from your nose.
3. Chant the Japa mantra about 30 times
4. Take 10 conscious breaths in the same manner as you did in step 2
If you lose the count of your breaths, start again. With every breath you pass, negative energy gets eliminated from your body. This lowers the stress hormones which naturally improves fertility. Imagine as if the air that you are breathing is going all the way down to your reproductive organs and cleansing them. Meditation is a means by which you can spiritually connect with the child growing inside you. Meditation also helps to create a positive environment for the placement of the embryo.
Yoga is one of the best and most trusted means to secure your health and well-being. Although yoga is not an alternative to modern medicine, the same can be used in combination with other treatments so as to complement them and elevate the success rates.