Ayurvedic fertility Plan (‘Garbhadhan Samskara’):The Science Of Conception
Before conceive it’s important for a woman that she has to follow fertility enhancing diet and herbs with her partner three months before you are planning pregnancy.Once the body is nourished by a healthy diet & lifestyle, general tonics and fertility enhancing herbs can be taken. These herbs can also help offset the effects of stress in today’s busy lifestyles. Ayurvedic herbs are highly rejuvenating herb that both promotes semen production and strengthens the uterus. It has long been used in India to promote immunity, strength and fertility.
“During services of our GARBH SANSKAR programme we will explain you your enhancing fertility diet and herbs”
Samskara means “purificatory rite” To make their child, a couple joyfully imparts the Vedic samskaras, right from his/her birth and thus helps the child to eventually attain the spiritual platform.In fact, purification of a human being starts even before his/her birth and this samskara is called Garbhadan (or Garbhalambanan) samskara. By the performance of this samskara, the physical
contact between a man and a woman is sanctified.Also intelligent, pious and God-conscious children are born by the strength of performance of Garbhadan samskara. Also to beget a child in a godly atmosphere is known in the Vedic scriptures as Garbhadan samskara.
It is to be concluded that while conceiving a child one's mind must be very sober and devotional. For this purpose the garbhadhana samskara is recommended in the Vedic scriptures.According to Varnashrama (the civilized society) the civilized people in society would perform the purificatory ritual before conceiving a child.This is performed the day husband and wife decide to unite for conceiving a child and the birth of child was never an accident.In addition to this Ayurveda believes: The man and woman who desire proper, harmonious, sexual relations between themselves, and desire healthy, intelligent, spiritual children, should with knowledge choose an auspicious day, hour and moment for their union. The husband should be free from the influence of intoxicants, healthy, free from anxieties, and both affectionate or considerate, and passionate.Mind is the subtle body of the living entity. If the mind of the father is not sober, the semen discharged will not be very good.The wife should be free from anger, in good spirits, in good health.The point that it should be performed when the wife was physically/mentally prepared to conceive.The mental condition of a child depends upon the mental status of his parents at the time he is conceived.The mental state of the father and mother before sex will certainly affect the mentality of the child to be begotten. A child who is begotten out of lust may not turn out as the parents desire.
According to the Vedic system, therefore, the garbhadhana-samskara, or the ceremony for giving birth to a child, is observed.Therefore, before a child is conceived, the garbhadhana-samskara is performed. This ceremony molds the mentality of the father in such a way that when he plants his seed in the womb of his wife, he will beget a child whose mind will be completely saturated with a devotional attitude.
Looking at diet, parents to be should aim to follow a sattvic diet of organic, whole foods for 1-3 months prior to conception.If you are overweight its worth shedding excess kgs before conception.Looking at lifestyle, it is important for the woman to rest during her monthly cycle. Ideally this time is spent on quiet activities, with as much physical and mental rest as possible as resistance is lowered. The couple should also be in a happy mood without any negative feelings.There is plenty of research to indicate that the state of health of parents at the time of conception has far-reaching implications for a child’s future development.Any attempts to become more balanced before conceiving will not only benefit future offspring, but also ourselves.Making sure each of you are as balanced as possible before conceiving.
Life begins with pregnancy because it gives birth to another life. Everybody wants that their children should inherit good and moral qualities. All parents try to give all the happiness of the world to their children.That's why we believe in Garbhadhan Samskara.The birth of a human being is a great science, and therefore reformation of the act of impregnation according to the Vedic ritual called Garbhadhana-samskara is very important for generating good population.
The first step is to detoxify the body (known as ‘Panchakarma’). The reproductive tissues in both men and women are dependant on the health of the other 6 types of body tissues that Ayurveda recognises.The health of all tissues is dependant on having good digestion (or ‘agni’) which controls how well we assimilate food into the body.Hence, the first step in producing healthy sperm and eggs is to ensure digestion is working well. This is achieved through a deep internal cleansing to balance the doshas and remove toxins (known as ‘ama’), ensuring digestion works optimally. Reducing toxicity in the body is especially important. Research has consistently shown that chemical pesticides reduce sperm count.
“Ayurveda is of the view that the more out of balance we are, the less fertile we become”
“It's important to remember that pregnancy is a natural event, not an illness”
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Dr Unnati Chavda