For the past few weeks, I’ve been following a new routine at bedtime: I shut down my computer, take my medications, and then hop into bed with an eye mask and headphones. No, this process isn’t to help me tune out the sound of Ben’s snoring (although it does help).
Thanks to the wonderful people at Circle+Bloom, I’ve been incorporating meditation every day as part of general lifestyle changes to beat pcos and have a happy, successful pregnancy.
I’m following the PCOS for Fertility program, which is a guided visualization that helps your brain and body communicate better.
Here’s what Circle+Bloom says about the benefits of guided visualization:
What is guided visualization? Sounds difficult? We’ve made it as easy as 1-2-3. Our brains and bodies are constantly talking to each other. Our cells respond to stimuli that are brought to us by our senses. Emotions and “body memory” are held in various areas of the body that can negatively affect the natural balance our body should possess. It has been shown that our bodies don’t know the difference between what we are imaging and what we are physically seeing with our two eyes. And so when we simply imagine certain things happening within our body, our bodies follow suit. What the brain sees, the body can accomplish.
The program has day-by-day tracks to listen to during your cycle, as well as bonus general health for pcos visualizations for energy, weight loss, insulin-resistance, and more.
While I’m sad to say I have no pregnancy announcement from using the program so far, I really love the tracks and plan on using the system every cycle till I get a BFP. I can tell you that I’ve noticed a huge improvement in my stress level and I’m sleeping so much better. To be totally honest, after using the program for a week, I started falling asleep halfway through the visualizations! Here’s hoping my brain still picks up on everything while I’m snoozing, right?
You know what less stress and more sleep does? It makes you a MUCH happier person to be around.
Circle+Bloom offers an entire line of fertility programs that cover all areas of conception: Natural Cycle, IVF/IUI, PCOS, Frozen Embryo Transfer, Egg Donation, and Egg + Embryo Donation. Tracks for pregnancy, delivery, energy, sleep, and general health are also available. Not sure meditation is right for you? All of the programs come with a 100% money-back guarantee. Plus, the staff at Circle+Bloom are so nice and will help answer any questions you might have.
Have you ever tried meditation? What works for you?