Sunday, April 29, 2012

Stress, Infertility, Reiki

"...Women struggling with infertility may be branding themselves with a modern - day scarlet letter: S.
Stress plays a role in 30 percent of fertility problems, studies find, yet it's often the last thing
women address.  "We're programmed not to reproduce when we're under stress", says Elizabeth 
A. Stuart, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine." 
~ From The Article: Fertile Ground by Jenny Rough
found in Whole Living Magazine May 2011

Stress affects us on all levels: mental, physical, emotional. It brings down the immune system, causes anxiety and fear and according to studies it blocks our ability to conceive. Studies also show that women who participated in mind - body sessions such as yoga or meditation over 10 weeks had a 52 percent pregnancy rate, compared with 20 percent in a control group.
In our day to day life it is so important to find ways to de-stress and relax. Meditation and yoga are very beneficial because they bring us into the present. While we are practicing nothing else exists and in that state we are able to release the tight grip that stress has on us. Reiki has a similar effect. As Reiki moves energy and energetic blocks in the body it also releases stress and while you receive it Reiki takes you in a deep state of relaxation.
Reiki works on releasing stress and it also prepares the body for the physical and spiritual aspect of the pregnancy. Reiki fills up your body with love and light and opens it up for new possibilities.

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