March 15, 2022
Over the past few months, we’ve offered an overview of the eight limbs of yoga and suggestions for how to incorporate each one into your daily life while facing fertility challenges.
November 3, 2021
I remember the first time I was introduced to yoga (not just the physical practice we’re all too familiar with here in the West). I had just completed three rounds of timed intercourse with injections — but none of them took. I was devastated, and I was in the midst of trying to decide what to do next. So, I signed up for a yoga retreat in the mountains. It was a much-needed respite from the overwhelming grief, frustration, and anxiety I had been experiencing for quite some time.
October 14, 2021
You may have heard that October 10th was World Mental Health Day. But what is your own awareness of YOUR mental health?
The World Health Organization created this day to bring awareness to mental health conditions and start to de-stigmatize them.
September 28, 2021
Meditation can sometimes feel mystical. Imagine a monk wearing a robe sitting high atop a mountain in the Himalayas, not eating for days, not cold (despite the weather), and totally relaxed in body and mind. Sure, that monk has had years of practice, but meditation does not need to look like that.
March 2, 2021
I hear people often say “I meditate all the time.” When I ask how they do it, or what it's like for them, I often get a similar answer: “I just sit and think about things.” Hmmm… In yoga, we often talk about ‘sitting with it’ but maybe there’s a misunderstanding of what this actually means.
June 9, 2020
How many times have you heard yourself say I don’t have time to go for a walk, cook a healthy meal, practice yoga, or call my best friend? I hear myself saying similar things to myself quite often, and yet I somehow have enough time in my schedule to check Instagram every 30 minutes for who knows for how long. Sound familiar?
May 12, 2020
When we think of an individual, we like to explore their wellness from seven key areas. Here they are in a nutshell:
May 5, 2020
What is mindfulness?
When I think of mindfulness quite a few different words and phrases come to mind:
April 21, 2020
Right now there is so much uncertainty. When will social distancing end? Will I still have a job at the end of this? When will I be able to do another round of fertility treatments? Well, that last question might have been something you asked your reproductive endocrinologist (RE) more than a year ago
April 14, 2020
At the beginning of this year, we (Orchid Experience) did a 5-class workshop series for couples facing infertility. In one particular discussion during this workshop, one of the couple’s mentioned how easy it was to hide their infertility from the world. At that moment we all recognized that couples going through infertility generally look normal, sound normal, and have no identifying markers that make it obvious that they are suffering through a difficult medical diagnosis. Infertility is an invisible disease.