Infertility meditation


#1

I received an email-which I have since deleted. That had a podcast link in it that was for infertility meditation. Has anyone else come along any thing like this that they would mind passing along.

thanks!


#2

The evidence on the benefits of meditation are demonstrable by first looking at the effect stress has on us. Human beings link stress to danger.

Stress induces the flight-fight reaction in the body and in doing so produces the stress-hormones adrenalin and cortisol. Our heart rate increases, blood pressure shoots up and our muscles, preparing for danger, contract and tighten. As a result the body takes its focus away from immunity, fertility and digestion. You can now see the damaging effects that long term stress has on the body. On the other hand, when you are relaxed you experience a state of rest, enjoyment and physical renewal. In this state your body produces good chemicals such as serotonin and growth hormones. Our muscles are relaxed, food is better digested. The heart remains steady and blood flows freely to the body’s tissues. Mindfulness meditation has repeatedly been shown to reduce cortisol levels, and similar stress-reduction techniques have been shown to restore ovulation in 75-80% of women experiencing functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. Because of the changes seen in key hormones of the meditators, it’s likely that effect carries over into other an ovulatory disorders as well.