Do you feel you need more energy when you are pregnant?
Do you feel you need more motivation to exercise?
Been told you have too much yin or not enough yang by your acupuncturist?
Been told you need to activate your solar plexus?
Life is about balance – which is essentially what the yin-yang symbol represents. This fortnight’s theme of articles is about balancing the yin-yang polarities within us so we can live a more optimal life.
How to balance yin and yang energy when pregnant
When the yin-yang polarities are balanced it will give you the motivation you need to get up every hour to get the blood moving through your body – which is essential when you are pregnant.
If you are finding it difficult to get off the sofa or to even drag yourself away from your desk every hour to walk and gently stretch then you need to add a bit more yang energy (fire energy) to give you the motivation and strength to do so.
Yang energy comes in short, sharp bursts, e.g. adrenaline rushes.
During your pregnancy it is unsafe to be yang dominant but it can make pregnancy feel really tough if you are yin dominant.
What is the solution to balancing yin and yang energies?
The solution lies in balancing your external environment with your internal and vice-verser.
You can do this through diet and through exercise.
So, if it is hot outside you want to cool down with cooling foods.
eg Yang external environment is balanced with a yin internal environment.
For a full list of yin and yang foods
But what if…?
What if you are feeling heavy, lethargic, been told you are yin dominant and/or your solar plexus need re-activating and it is a hot day? You surely don’t want to consume more yin foods… Or do you?
In addition to using food, to re-balance your qi (vital life force energy) we recommend the following exercise routines.
Exercises for increasing yang energy
Try these Warrior poses – which are safe during pregnancy and help re-activate solar plexus as well as yang energy.
Click here to print out pics and “how to” explanations or watch video below:
For a balanced yin-yang routine for pregnancy
– Highly recommend this Pregnancy Yoga DVD
No experience necessary.
Routines for all three trimesters (only yoga teachers can do yoga in their first trimester).
This DVD has been designed to boost your fitness so you may be fit for an easier birth and faster birth recovery.
Click here to purchase your copy
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About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in Fertility Mind Mastery, Fertility Meditation, Fertility Yoga and Fertility Coaching –
helping people take back control of their fertility, faster.
Fiona is the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street (Harley Street Fertility Clinic), London; Concept Fertility Putney; Chichester, West Sussex and Perth, Australia
- Huffington Post Fertility Writer
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through Fiona’s “transformation guaranteed” Fertile Lifestyle courses, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind and body to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile’; to change the map your mind has of your body and therefore change your physiology by clearing mental and emotional blockages to having your baby. Fiona’s work focuses on you taking back control by changing the internal and external environment of your cells so you can improve chances of fertility success.
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