Guest Blog by Ken Myers.
Although nutrition is a vital component to keeping yourself healthy, relaxing your body through meditation could be almost as important. The mind can do a great deal for your physical form, and practicing methods of meditation can make an impact in ways you never thought before. What’s more, you don’t have to dedicate hours per day trying to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
Stress – Stress can cause a wide range of physical problems within your body. While many people focus on the aspect of it affecting your heart, it can also cause problems conceiving as well as carrying a child. Stress can affect both men and women and make it difficult for either to assist in pregnancy. Meditation can help reduce your stress levels which can help your plans for conception as well as help in:
- Weight control
- Mental focus
- Various physical pains
- Stomach and digestive problems
- And a plethora of other physical needs
Brain Fitness – Without proper rest and diet, the mind can have a much harder time processing information. Your brain needs a certain balance in order to be more efficient when it comes to thinking. While meditation can provide a method to help your mind relax, it still needs proper nutritional care in order to provide clarity of thought. Keeping your brain fit can make the use of meditation that much more efficient. If you try to meditate while fighting fatigue, you’ll wind up putting yourself to sleep. Depending on the situation, this could be your ultimate goal.
Finding the Time – While there are many different ways you can meditate, everyone has specific methods that are perfect for themselves. Some will sit in the lotus position on the floor of a quiet room. Others may find solace in a shower with the lights off. Some still will take five to ten minutes sitting in the office at their desk concentrating on breathing techniques. Regardless of your lifestyle, there is a method that will fit. You just need to find one that works best for you and the daily schedule.
Active Meditation – Not all meditation techniques require a silent place to sit with your eyes closed. In fact, you may be practicing methods of meditation right now without realizing. After a hard day, some people will vigorously clean the home in order to find peace. This gives the person a chance to think about situations while keeping the body occupied. Others may go for a jog. In most cases of active meditation the key component is physical movement. This could be a result of an increased flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. As mentioned above, the health of the brain will impact your life whether it is thought processing or maintaining your physical form.
Proper meditation techniques can be more effective for maintaining mental stability than prescription drugs. It costs you nothing and has no side effects to worry about. In fact, your entire body can benefit from meditating more often. While this method of focusing your mind can help you relax, it may not be an instant cure of infertility. It can, however, be used as a method to reduce your stress levels in order to rule out stress as a cause for the inability to conceive.
Ken Myers is a father of three and passionate about great childcare. He’s always looking for ways to help families find the support they need to live fuller, richer lives. Find out more about expert childcare by checking out @go_nannies on Twitter.