Fertility Tips for the Holiday Season: Mindful Meditation


candleGood morning!  Continuing with our Fertility Tips for the Holiday Season, we are going to focus on a quiet and peaceful mind as we move into the new year.  This week, let us focus on leaving all of the judgement, negativity, sadness, and anxiety behind us.  The challenges you faced in the last year do not need to be carried into the new.  You may leave them behind, knowing that returning to these emotions will not change what has happened.  Release these emotions this week, to create space for a new mindful approach.
The mind is an integral component of your fertility.  Keeping a mindful and open outlook will invite creative thinking, and the clarity to process challenging emotions.  If you are open and present, you may find yourself interested in trying new ways to improve your fertility.  For example, you may have the energy and confience to try Yoga for Fertility, or you may have the willingness to share in a support group or counseling setting. 
If your mind is preoccupied with negative repetitive thoughts, which can be expected while coping with infertility, it may be challenging to open yourself to new treatments and fertility supporting practices.  Dr. Kiltz strongly believes in the importance of Mindful Meditation, and its many benefits to all who pratice.  One of the greatest benefits of meditation is the skill of coping with challenging emotoins.  With practice, you will find that you are able to acknowledge the emotion, give it the space to be present for a few moments, and then successfully redirect that emotion into someting more productive for your fertility. 
For a very simple meditation practice, close your eyes and place your hands on your abdomen.  Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose, and notice your hands rise as your belly expands.  Exhaling through your mouth, slowly whisper the word “out” to yourself.  With each exhale, push all of the negativity, challenges, and concerns out of your being.  Repeat this breathing cycle for as long as you would like, starting slowly with just a few breaths. 
To help you with your Mindful Meditation practice, we have a library of meditations available for you, here.  We also have meditation webinars, workshops, and yoga sessions available.  You can find the next session close to you, on our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.
For more Fertilty Tips for the Holiday Season, be sure to check our first two articles in the series; Yoga and Peaceful Movement , Acupuncture, Massage, and Self-Care, and Nourishing Foods.
We also welcome you to revisit our Holiday Support Guide for many tools for coping with the holidays while facing infertility.
Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal
If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordiator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
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