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“The creation of the universe and the creation of a fetus are the same.” 

The act of creating life is a sacred one. It is compared in Ayurvedic writings to the fundamental creation in our world — analogous to the divine development of the Universe and the growth of food that nourishes and sustains our bodies. Ayurveda also reminds us that we are a microcosm of the environment around us, and as such, the same four key components that are required for cultivating crops or planting a garden are also crucial for developing life within – the proper field, the right timing, the right water, and the right seed.

If you’re starting a fertility journey, be sure you’re taking care of these essential parts of bringing life into the world. Being “right” simply indicates that they have been considered, cared for, or aligned to the greatest extent feasible.

Bija – the right seed.

Life begins with the seed, a little capsule that can blossom into its divine potential when given space and sustenance. We know that we can’t plant a garden without healthy seeds, thus the seeds in our own fertility are healthy ovum and sperm. According to Ayurveda, the body has seven tissues, and “the seed” is regarded to be the ultimate, most complete, and most refined of all the tissues. It is sustained by ojas, the subtle element of kapha. Ojas is the essence of vitality and immunity, providing tissue stability and sustenance, skin moisture, and mental clarity. In the words of Maya Tiwari, “our glow of health, virility, fertility, reproduction, regeneration and life itself all depends on a healthy supply of ojas.” A balanced lifestyle – high quality, nourishing food, a decent work-life balance, lots of relaxation, and quality connection — is required to improve our ojas and keep the bija healthy.

Here are some critical strategies for developing ojas to support a healthy seed (ovum and sperm):

Spend more time outside, particularly near water, mountains, and rocks.

Concentrate on feelings of love, faith, dedication, compassion, forgiveness, and peace.

Vata can be soothed by remaining warm, traveling less, limiting screen time, and improving your daily routine.

Perform abhyanga (self-oil massage) 2-3 times a week.

Milk, almonds, mango, dates, ghee, saffron, and pistachios are all ojas-nourishing foods.

Avoid using alcoholic beverages, tobacco, marijuana, and other recreational drugs.

Correct Field – Kshetra

What is the second item you should consider after purchasing seeds while growing a garden? You’d be on the correct track if you considered the space and dirt. To plant seeds that will develop and flourish, we must first ensure that we have a clean garden bed and good soil. Within our own bodies, this implies that we must first cleanse to remove any toxins and obstructions that may be preventing pregnancy. Many of us have internal metabolic waste — or toxins — as a result of incorrectly digested meals. This is a heavy, sticky substance that is poisonous to the body and is at the foundation of disease, according to Ayurveda. Toxin buildup in the body is analogous to a contaminated field, and it clogs channels in the body that are crucial for cellular communication, waste disposal, and successful fertilization. If you have brain fog, heaviness, lethargy, poor breath, low appetite, elimination difficulties, or PCOS, you know you need to pull the weeds before you can grow your garden.

Here are a few important techniques to start gently detoxifying:

Consume largely warm, well-cooked, and spicy dishes.

First thing in the morning, scrape your tongue. Before your first meal, drink warm lemon honey water.

Consume more bitter, pungent (spicy), and astringent flavors.

Reduce toxicity sources such processed meals, alcohol, cigarettes, and caffeine.

Water (Fluids and Nutrition) — ambu

Another important part of creating any garden is to consider the water that will help the seeds sprout. In Ayurveda, fertility is referred to as ambu — the healthy fluids such as plasma, lymph (rasa), and blood (rakta). If you have anemia, exhaustion, poor libido, skin problems, irregular menstrual periods, acne related to your cycle, or weak bones, you know this is an area that requires special attention.

To ensure that your body’s life-giving and nutrient-giving tissues can support new life, you should:

Stay hydrated (drinking warm herbal tea, such as our Hydrate Blend Tea, can give both hydration and nutrients).

Consume high-quality fats. Ghee, full-fat dairy, avocado, and coconut oil support the oiliness of rasa (plasma).

Eat satiating carbs like root vegetables and grains to help the sweetness of the rasa.

Consume dense proteins such as beef and nuts for their earthy building properties.

Consume iron-rich meals to help create rakta – you can usually tell whether a food is high in iron since it is red! Consider red meat, beets, red cabbage, raisins, currant juice, and cranberry juice!

Eat the bitter taste on occasion to cleanse the liver and spleen, which can increase hemoglobin and bile processing and so indirectly contribute to rakta feeding. Vegetables with a bitter flavor include kale, dandelion greens, and radishes.

Correct Timing — rtu

We know that there is an ideal time of year to plant seeds in the ground to ensure that they grow and flourish. As a result, timing, or rtu as it is referred as in Ayurvedic scriptures, is an important factor to consider during the reproductive journey. From the microcosm to the macrocosm, consider timing — the most fruitful period of the month, the most fertile time of the year, and the most fertile time of life. We know that getting pregnant outside of these best windows is feasible, but it’s recommended aligning your attempts with natural rhythms to boost your chances of success.   

On a microcosmic level, you’ll want to pay attention to timing during the moon’s one-month cycle, which will most likely coincide with your menstrual cycle and ovulation. The most fertile period of your cycle is 4-5 days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation (when the mature egg is released from the ovary). This is approximately 10-15 days into your period if your cycle is reasonably regular. In Ayurveda, this specific time of the month when you are most fertile is known as rutukala. If your menstruation is regular and begins with the darkest phase of the new moon, your cycle will most likely follow the lunar calendar, which means ovulation will occur right before the full moon, and this is the best period to try to conceive.

The cycles of nature are an important component of the Ayurvedic lens, thus it is important to consider the time in a year — in other words, the seasons. Spring is the most fruitful season overall, with trees budding, eggs hatching, and the juiciness of spring replacing the dryness of winter. Because this is the kapha season, it stands to reason that our bodies are best prepared for conception at this time. Because the fall season represents vata dosha, it is the least ideal period to conceive — yet this isn’t to suggest it can’t be done!

It’s also a good idea to plan your conception during a pretty tranquil and stable moment in your life – your body is smart, and it knows that times of stress aren’t optimal for having a baby. Make every effort to decrease stress in your life and to maintain peace and stability in your home. Setting aside a bit more time for self-care, meditation, movement, or time in nature could be one example of this. It could even appear to be doing LESS – simply resting more. What stressful areas of your life might you just let go of? How can you create procedures and structures to assist you in managing relationships and duties that rely on you? While you’re making room in your life, make time for you and your partner to be alone and intimate. Wait until you are free of substantial financial stress, major shifts at work, an uncomfortable housing environment, or any other major instability before attempting conception. You can consider the timing to be ideal when you have security in your house, finances, and supportive relationships.

Finally, surrender.

We can’t force a seed to grow, and we can’t force conception either. Conceiving a child invokes the powerful and Universal qualities of compassion, awareness, and love. It is not something that can be easily controlled, so remember to begin your fertility journey with deep reverence and intention, and with a connection to your truest self. This is an invitation to surrender — to trust the process and the outcome, even in the face of any fear or hurdles that arise, because only by doing so will you be able to properly embrace nature’s gifts. Be compassionate and patient with yourself while doing so, acting from a position of self-love rather than self-control. This is about you and your future child, so respect yourself and your intentions while taking your time.


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