I'm excited to welcome Allison Post to the podcast.
We’re digging into how the breath can improve fertility.
Allison Post is an Integrative Medicine Health Coach and Somatic Educator. In a career spanning four decades she has taught courses in many modalities of massage, breath, and bodywork, and has helped many thousands of adults and children— with chronic illness, digestive discomfort, and physical challenges. She guides people through the transitions of pregnancy, birth, chronic stress, menopause, aging, grief and loss, and trauma arising from injury, surgery, and personal crisis.
Her curiosity had led her to explore many disciplines, and she has pursued education in Asian and Western Bodywork, Chi Nei Tsang Internal Organ Massage, Visceral Manipulation, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Hypnotherapy, Dance, Somatic Psychology, and Craniosacral Therapy. Download free videos on her website: www.allisonpost.com
It seems so simple. We all breathe. But what if we're doing it all wrong?
We tend to take sips of breath throughout the day or hold the breath, especially when we are anxious. Most of us don't even notice our breath.
Paying attention to our breath has numerous health benefits. Getting to the full belly breathing is where the magic lies and turns out it is very restorative for our health and fertility.
The inhale is equally important as the exhale. For me the exhale (doing a really long one - took some practice). The exhale is how we get rid of all the toxins and allow fresh oxygen to flow back into our body.
Take a moment....to B-R-E-A-T-H-E.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) Why the breath is so important for our hormones and fertility. Hint - our cortisol (stress hormone) is raised when we hold our breath - which impacts our sex hormones.
2) How the breath impacts our physical body...particularly our gut health. Plus how our breathing during the day could impact our sleep.
3) You'll experience a breath work exercise. Take some time at the end of the day or morning to experience this powerful practice.
Download your free fertility yoga video. In this 20 minute intro video we focus on a calming and peaceful practice to connect back to our heart. These simple yoga poses can help quiet negative thoughts and make you feel more in. www.yogafreebie.com Book your free Supercharge Your Fertility Discovery call. We’ll come up with a simple plan to help you move forward…towards your dream of having your baby. Don't forget to check out my Resources page for more information and products that will help you on your fertility journey.
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