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.
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.
April 7, 2020
When we think of resiliency we think of our ability to bounce back quickly from difficulties. Below, we outline 8 ways you can implement the practice of yoga off the mat to help you cope with pandemics and other random curveballs life throws your way unexpectedly.
March 31, 2020
In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we’re sponsoring our first yoga challenge AND we’re teaching two FREE LIVE Instagram yoga classes. Below you’ll find more details about both.
March 24, 2020
Oh that wonderful phrase “Spring cleaning.” For many of us this feels like a chore. It starts before we can even remember, gathering things we don’t need and burying it in the back of a closet/garage/basement. But this post is about more than just physical “stuff,” it’s all the stuff: emotional, social, and habitual, and yes of course the physical stuff too.
March 17, 2020
In this day and age (especially right now with the coronavirus halting the daily structure of our lives that we value so deeply), things are always shifting, change is ever more constant. With change, comes the need to be even more adaptive and resilient to the ebb and flow of life around us and within us than ever before. Which brings us to the phrase “creating space.” Have you heard of it before? If not, here’s what we mean…