- 2 blankets
This short lecture will explain the four phases of your fertility cycle, and how you can use yoga, meditation, and breathwork to support each one. You'll get tips on different methods of tracking your cycle, along with practical advice for using and scheduling the classes in the program.
If you experience stress, or struggle with varying emotions throughout your fertility journey, you're not alone. This meditation can be used daily, or as often as you desire, to help ground you as you navigate the totality of your experience. We'll use visualization to shed stress, and rest in the calm awareness of the life force within. Helpful tip: consider listening to this class while in the doctor's waiting room.
This sequence is all about shedding, releasing, and the downward flow. Meant for the first phase of your cycle, when your period begins, we'll practice letting go and preparing the body for a fresh start. Encourage downward movement and circulation in the pelvis as you gently flow through cat/cows, modified sun salutations, and wide-legged squats. Your needs may vary throughout each phase, so you're welcome to adapt these practices in a way that feels right for you. Props Needed: A blanket or towel.
It's important to make space for stillness and downtime during this rebuilding phase of your cycle - from the first day after your period until about 2-3 days prior to ovulation. This Yin sequence will help you slow down, rebuild energy, and support circulation and the gathering of vital nutrients. We'll start with kapalabhati breathing and circular pelvic movement, apply gentle pressure to the abdomen in sphinx and child's pose, then relax into a few reclined side-body openers. Props Needed: Two blankets or towels.
Let's focus on creating warmth and yang energy, which will support your body at this third stage in your journey (around days 12-16). Flow through a sequence including lunges and crescent twists, moving a little quicker and using circular motion to warm up the pelvic area. We'll then slow down and decompress with a few reclined poses, including a deeply restful, supported supta baddha konasana. Props Needed: A blanket or towel.
It's time to bring this cycle to completion by focusing on creating a warm, welcoming environment for implantation. We'll begin with seated breathwork to prepare for a circulation-enhancing sequence of lunges, crescent twists, triangles, and reverse warriors, then slow it down with nourishing reclined twists and a loving, supported supta baddha konasana. Do something kind for yourself today, knowing that whatever comes next, you have the tools to support yourself along the way. Props Needed: Two blankets or towels.
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