Fertility Meditations

Introducing meditation as part of your routine has huge physical, mental and emotional benefits, and is a scientifically recommended way to help manage stress.

The benefits of meditation for fertility

Thousands of studies have demonstrated that meditation has multiple positive benefits to both physical and emotional health. It can help improve sleep, manage weight, reduce stress, improve relationships and alter your experience of pain - all of which can positively influence any type of fertility journey. In particular, this practice can be highly complementary to the work you do with an ELANZA Coach

Here's some of the evidence for and mechanisms behind how meditation works:

Meditation for egg health

 

 

  • Reduces inflammation: Meditation can decrease levels of inflammatory chemicals called cytokines, which are released in the body in response to stress. 

  • Helps fight addictions and compulsive behaviors: Meditation changes both the function and structure of the brain to support self-control. People who regularly meditate develop more gray matter in the prefrontal cortex (the “executive functioning” area of the brain).

 

Meditation for emotional health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting started with fertility meditations

Meditation is a simple, straightforward practice, which anyone can do anywhere, at any time.

 

Here's how to prepare:

  • Make sure you are sitting or lying down comfortably, with no electronic distractions.

  • You can be inside or outside.

  • If you're practicing meditation at night before sleep, lying down is best.

  • Prepare by closing your eyes and resting the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth.

  • If listening to a guided meditation, simply allow yourself to relax and be led through the sequence, returning your awareness to your breath if you find your mind wandering.

Eyes Closed
 

Affirmations

Positive affirmations challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts leading to a brighter, calmer you. Neuroscientific research has shown changes in neural pathways in the brain when people practice self-affirmation. 

I Can Learn From My MistakesELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Do Some Things Wrong and Many Things RightELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
It's OK to Have FlawsELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Deserve to Be HappyELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
My Body is Full of Warm and Loving EnergyELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Allow Myself to Be Balanced and CalmELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Am Grateful For All I Have NowELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I am Strong, Secure and PowerfulELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Am Listening to My BodyELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
I Want to Keep Nourishing My Body ELANZA
00:00 / 02:29
 

Body scan

This type of meditating can help you develop a mindful awareness of physical sensations, an understanding of and connection with your own body and to release tension you might not even realize you're experiencing.

Open Pelvis for FertilityELANZA
00:00 / 10:38
 

Mantras

Neuroscientist researchers have found that using mantras have many benefits, including improving your ability to deal with life's stressors, deactivating your brain's "default mode" and calming your nervous system.

Kirtan KriyaELANZA
00:00 / 32:47
 

Breath work

Proven benefits include relieving stress, increasing energy, improving digestion, relieving muscular tension, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep quality and even slowing down the appearance of aging!

Breath Awareness (10 mins guided)ELANZA
00:00 / 09:59
 

Anti-anxiety meditations

Meditation helps manage anxiety (as well as depression and pain) according to meta-analyses of scientific research, even reprogramming neural pathways in the brain to help you better regulate emotion.

A Time of Change: Anti-Anxiety MeditationELANZA Wellness
00:00 / 10:00
Anti Anxiety MeditationELANZA
00:00 / 10:00
 

Poem-led meditations

A relaxing way to enjoy meditative time, similarly to story-led meditation - these can help you switch off and wind down after a long, busy day.

The Road Not TakenELANZA
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RumiELANZA
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The Way Through The WoodsELANZA
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