Dec 27, 2021
Anne Margolis joins us this week as we’re digging into how breath can help with stress on the fertility journey.
I know when I was on the fertility journey I wouldn’t have said I was stressed.
I now know that I experienced chronic stress for years.
I always felt tense and anxious (I had TMJ and at one point couldn’t even open my mouth to eat).
I was very controlling and felt the need to plan everything.
I was super impatient and put a lot of pressure on myself to keep going (I didn’t even take time to grieve when I received my POF diagnosis) I kept focused on my plan to get pregnant.
I didn’t tune into what my body was desperately trying to tell me.
I felt stuck in my job because what I really wanted was to get pregnant and stay home with my baby…and nothing seemed to be working. I felt frustrated and powerless.
I was so guarded. Because I felt if I was vulnerable I wouldn’t be able to cope with the anger and sadness.
This is all hindsight of course. It is hard to see your own issues when you are stuck in the middle of a struggle. It’s taken years of work and self-discovery to ultimately be less hard on myself and give myself some grace.
When we cultivate self-awareness we can let our walls down and the healing can begin.
Today I'm excited to welcome Anne Margolis to the podcast. Anne is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Femme! Teacher, Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and practitioner.
In this episode you'll learn:
1) The power of breathwork to reduce stress
2) Breath patterns and how they impact health and fertility
3) How to tap into the power of the breath to ultimately grant yourself grace
04:25- INTRO TO TODAY'S EPISODE AND ANNE MARGOLIS’ BIO
05:06-ANNE MARGOLIS’ PERSONAL STORY
How she fell in love with midwifery
“People who are healthy don't need to see a doctor.”
8:35- EARLY MONTHS OF PREGNANCY CAN BE STRESSFUL (CONCERN ABOUT LOSS) WHAT IS SHE SEEING?
The trauma around the infertility journey and “mastering your inner calm”
How to practice mindfulness and the “peace that comes with surrendering”
Be weary of the “bad news” that you get- “I have seen people who have defied it all.”
Understanding the subconscious beliefs that might be influencing our fertility
19:40- BREATHWORK: GAINING CLARITY
“Breath is a lifeforce.”
What is breathwork? How is it different than yoga breath?
“Oxygen is the main fuel for the body.”
What happens in the body with breathwork?
What about on an emotional and spiritual level?
Why this breathwork is like a computer reset
“The body knows how to heal.”
Allowing the body to do what it needs to do- and how this can shave years off of psychotherapy.
28:49- ANNE MARGOLIS’S FAVORITE RESOURCES
32:10- ANNE MARGOLIS’S FINAL THOUGHTS
“A miracle can happen in a moment.”
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