For many women, getting pregnant does not take a lot of effort. But if you happen to fall on the wrong side of statistics, you may experience one of the most heartbreaking conditions – infertility. Difficulty in becoming pregnant can leave a woman depressed, stressed and hopeless. Yoga can help when this most basic biological function becomes a battle.
When people think of yoga, they think of the added benefits of flexibility, calmness or a method for losing weight and keeping trim. The fact of the matter is, yoga has many other benefits besides flexibility and toning, including improving fertility. Yoga is a great way to help you prepare for pregnancy and to aid with getting pregnant. In fact when I did my yoga training one of my teachers told us a story of how 4 of her classmates got pregnant within a few months after their yoga training. They all had previous difficulties conceiving.
Fertility yoga uses key yoga poses that help to nurture, support and strengthen the endocrine and reproductive system. Your endocrine system is essential for proper hormonal balance, your hormonal headquarters so to speak.
Fertility yoga uses a specific series of stretches that have a positive effect on reproductive health. Use a fertility yoga program in conjunction with a complete natural fertility program for the best results.
Some of the benefits of fertility yoga are:
- Helps to “reset” your endocrine system; aiding hormonal balance.
- May help to clear adhesions and blockages in the reproductive areas.
- Increases circulation to the reproductive system.
- Supports a healthy immune system and supports the body in detoxifying.
- Brings peace and vitality to your conception journey.
- Creates an environment of clarity and reduces stress.
Begin by doing Fertility Yoga 2-3 times a week, increase to 5 times a week if you would like.
Seated Forward Bend Pose
This pose stimulates the ovaries and uterus. The forward bend stretches the muscles at the lower back, hips and hamstrings.
One Leg Forward Fold Pose
This pose will be very useful during pregnancy as it will strengthen your lower back muscles. When properly executed, this yoga pose is very relaxing and releases tension from the lower back, and also stimulated the ovaries and uterus.
This can be a tough pose. This pose requires you to lift your pelvic region up while keeping your buttock muscles relaxed. When the pelvic area is thrust upwards, both the energy and blood flow get circulated to the uterus and ovaries. Try and stay in the pose for at least 30 seconds before coming back into normal state. Repeat up to 5 times.
This is an important pose that strengthens your back muscles while stimulating hormone production in the uterus. Lie on your stomach. Lift your upper body portion by putting your weight on your hands. Raise the upper body and look up. Hold the pose for about few seconds as you breathe.
Along with the yoga poses it is recommended to practice meditation. As Yoga poses are exercises to the physical body, meditation is an exercise to mind. There are many great apps to download to assist with meditation.