Polycystic ovary syndrome is an endocrine disorder diagnosed by two of the three symptoms: 1. Absent or irregular periods (this means you are not ovulating regularly, which leads to fertility challenges), excess andosterone hormones (i.e. testosterone), and/or 3. polycystic ovaries on ultrasound. Insulin resistance, your body’s inability to take glucose into cells, can be a contributing factor to PCOS.
Gratitude elevates your mood, improves your social outlook, and is associated with better overall health. Truly, a grateful heart is a healthy heart!
Gratitude, the act of being appreciative for the goodness in our lives, begins in our hearts and finds rest in the well–being of another person. Your acts of kindness have a ripple effect—the recipient is more likely to perpetuate good will. Expressing gratitude allows you to become more attuned to sources outside of yourself and form closer bonds with people and nature.
Cultivating an attitude of thankfulness ignites hope in the world.
The light has changed, casting longer shadows, as dusk arrives just a bit earlier each evening. We are moving into a yin time of year and nature is slowing down. Have you noticed the ducks flying south, bird songs are changing, and how gardens bow to frost? Nature is yielding to welcome winter and the introverted days of deep winter.
The emotional pain of infertility often causes disconnect between your head and heart. There are days when your mind is flooded with despair, but your heart wants to preserve a flicker of hope. One of the purposes of yoga is to cultivate a perfect union with your true self—to practice aligning your mind with the inner, quiet desires of your heart. The tools you learn through yoga practice, stretching, breathing, and meditation, become your foundation for soothing your body’s response to daily stressors.