Fertility Yoga Can Help Couples Trying to Conceive

I enjoy performing yoga and sharing my love of it with others. I also find pleasure in sharing information on the benefits of performing yoga. It is an exercise routine like no other, offering numerous benefits to men, women and children. The benefits go well beyond relaxation, toning and flexibility.

Cobra Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
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What is fertility yoga?

Fertility yoga is a type of yoga for women trying to conceive. Certain poses can increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant when they are performed on a regular basis.

The best poses to increase fertility

Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

Being diagnosed with infertility can induce an anxious, stressful and depressed state of mind. Studies have found that stress adversely affects the reproductive hormone axis in both males and females, consequently exacerbating the problem.

Lotus pose is great for stress relief and is often accompanied by visualization. While in the lotus position, close your eyes and relax the body. Be aware of your feelings as they move from the subconscious to the conscious. Concentrate on the rhythm of your breathing, allowing each breath to dissolve more and more stress. With your eyes still closed, visualize a flower or plant seed being put into the ground. Watch as it grows, paying attention to every detail such as color, shape and size. Illustrate each detail in your mind, using words to describe them. Allow yourself to get lost in thought as you melt into a deeper relaxation.

– Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

A round bolster or folded blankets will be needed for this pose. To increase fertility, practice the legs-up-the-wall pose immediately after sexual intercourse. This will stimulate sperm to go deeper into the female reproductive organs. Stay in this pose for up to 20 minutes. Viparita karani should not be practiced during menstruation.

– Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Find out how to do the supported bridge pose by watching a demonstration on YouTube. This pose increases the amount of blood available to the pelvic organs, particularly the ovaries and uterus. This is another pose that should not be practiced during menstruation.

– Cobra Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The cobra pose also increases the amount of blood available to the ovaries and uterus.

– Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)

The bound angle pose allows for more circulation to the entire pelvic area and flexes the hips and thighs.

Additional help

The Strong Fertility Ball® Yoga Method is another way to increase fertility. Studies have demonstrated that both yoga and acupuncture can be beneficial to those trying to conceive. They can both improve the success rates of women trying to get pregnant. The Strong Fertility Ball® Yoga Method combines both yoga and acupuncture, giving women two ancient healing systems in one.

It is recommended that you consult your healthcare provider before starting fertility yoga, especially if you are in the implantation stage of in vitro fertilization.

More from Rebecca Bardelli:

Yoga for Men, Women and Children

The Best Yoga Poses for Allergies and Asthma

Three Ways Yoga Can Balance Women’s Hormones

Age-Erasing Yoga Exercises for Women

Rebecca completed courses in Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Coding and Billing. She is recognized by the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). In addition, Rebecca is a former gymnast and is avid about yoga, swimming and other athletic activities.

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