Considering having a child or struggling with an inability to conceive? Fully Fertile: A holistic 12-week plan for optimal fertility 2nd Ed, is a do-it-yourself guide designed to help you discover the healing powers of traditional yoga and other holistic therapies. The authors offer advice on nutrition, Oriental medicine, meditation and other mind/body/spirit practices all designed to enhance the likelihood of conceiving.
This 12-week programme should enable you to take control of the process of conception, helping you to rise above your stresses and spiralling-out-of-control fears.
The authors of Fully Fertile, all struggled to become pregnant and this book is a direct result of the steps they took to improve their fertility. Their approach to Integrative Care for Fertility (ICF) is a holistic way of enhancing pregnancy and has received a warm reception from the medical fertility community, who are becoming more and more alarmed at the high levels of stress and anxiety exhibited by their patients.
How Does Yoga Help with Fertility?
Yoga helps supports fertility in several ways, say the authors. First, yoga postures can stretch and relax tight muscles and connective tissue. As musculature (particularly in the hips, groin and low back) begins to relax, blood flow into the pelvis can improve. In addition to physical postures, in yoga there is an emphasis on the breath and on learning to tune in to the quality and rhythm of the breathing in order to induce a deep sense of peace. Beyond the physical benefits of yoga are the benefits derived from age-old teachings of meditation and self-study. As you relax and let go of physical and emotional toxins, you begin to have a clearer sense of self and insight into your fertility journey.