Yoga for Fertility

Yoga is India’s most revered and age-old cultural tradition. Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means “to unite”. It is considered as a powerful exercise because of its ability to revitalize the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of the body. Yoga is practiced all over the world for its amazing health benefits and is especially popular among women. People usually consider yoga as a means of becoming slim and agile. However, yoga is not only useful for losing weight, it can also offer many added advantages like toning and flexibility. Moreover, yoga for fertility has been known to develop the reproductive and endocrine systems of the body.

How Dose Yoga for Fertility Work?

1. Decrease Stress

Yoga for fertility can help you in remaining cool and calm which in turn reduces stress. The more relaxed you are, the less Cortisol will be produced by your body and the more chances you will have of becoming pregnant.

2. Enhance Flow of Blood to the Uterus

Yoga poses can help in removing the blockages in the blood that flows to the uterus. This helps in increasing the flow of the blood to the lower part of the body and enhances the chances of conception.

3. Invigorate the Immune System

Some yoga poses have the ability to boost the immune system. By helping you in relaxing your body, these yoga poses can speed up your body’s healing mechanism and prepare it for the journey ahead.

4. Boost Ovarian Function

Yoga is known to boost the reproductive organs of the body. It does that by increasing the flow of blood to the reproductive organs like the ovaries. The increased blood enhances the ovarian function and increases the possibility of conception.

5. Reduce Adverse Effects of Fertility Drugs

Yoga for fertility helps in eliminating the harmful side effects of fertility drugs as well. With reduction in stress levels, the body’s ability to cope with the fertility treatments increases your chances of getting pregnant.

Poses of Fertility Yoga

1. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

  • How it helps

This pose is best for increasing confidence as it opens up the front part of the body.

  • How to do it

Stand in an upright position with your arms relaxed and back straight. Now be sure your foot and the mat are parallel. Bring your hands up and keep them in a parallel position to the floor while inhaling. Then bend the knee of your other leg while keeping your hands in the air. When breathing out, revert to your original posture. Perform this pose on both sides at least three times.

2. Uttanasana (Forward Bend with Knees Bent)

  • How it helps

This pose can help in increasing the flow of blood to the pelvic area of the body. It relaxes the muscles in lower abdomenas well.

  • How to do it

Stand in an upright position with your arms by your side and maintain the back straight. Now take in a deep breath and lift your arms over your head. Bring your hands down while exhaling and then bend your upper body. While bending, make sure to relax the upper body. Now take another breath and lift your arms over your head again. Finish the exercise by brining your hands down and resting them by your side. Repeat this pose at least 4 times to get the best results.

3. SetuBandasana (Supported Bridge Pose)

  • How it helps

It relaxes the chest, abdominal and pelvic muscles by releasing the tension present in them.

  • How to do it

Lie down on the back and keep your hands by your side. Bend your knees while keeping your feet on the ground. Now take in a breath and lift your hips in the air. At the same time, raise your hands over your head and place them on the floor. When exhaling, bring your back, arms and hips slowly to the floor. Repeat this pose at least six times.

4. Apanasana (Knees to Chest Pose)

  • How it helps

Enhances the flow of blood in the body and helps in dissipating the tension in the abdominal muscles.

  • How to do it

Lie down on the back with the feet close to your buttocks but on the floor. Now bring your feet towards your body using your hands and open up your knees. Take a deep breath and start pushing your knees away from your chest. Now exhale and try to bring your knees towards chest without getting assistance from your hands. Repeat this pose at least six times.

5. Viparitakarani (Legs up the Wall Pose)

  • How it helps

It is helpful for you to lessen stress on the nervous system of the body and is also ideal for increasing the flow of blood to the pelvic muscles.

  • How to do it

Sit next to wall on a raised platform using a cushion. Now turn towards the wall and place your legs on the wall while lying down and keeping your hands on the floor above your head. You will have to remain in this pose for at least a period of 10 minutes.

6. Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

  • How it helps

It improves the circulation of blood in your body and helps in aligning the pelvis too.

  • How to do it

Stand up right with your legs slightly apart and your hands by your sides. Remain in this pose for about two minutes and keep on taking deep breaths while performing it.

7. BaddhaKonasana (Butterfly Pose)

  • How it helps

This pose targets the groin and thighs. It revitalizes the prostate glands, bladder, ovaries, and the abdominal organs. This pose is a great remedy for infertility and can also help in reducing stress, because it can release the tension and pressure that is present in the groin and hip region of the body.

  • How to do it

Sit in a relaxed position and make sure the knees apart, let your soles of the feet to touch each other as much as possible. Then push yourself lean forward. Stay in this pose in 1-5 minutes.

8. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  • How it helps

This pose is ideal for enhancing the supply of blood to the ovaries and the uterus. It revitalizes hormonal production in the body and controls the energy flow to the reproductive organs of the body.

  • How to do it

Lie down with your face on the floor keeping your feet straight. Now inhale and start lifting your upper body away from the floor with the help of your hands. When exhaling, bring your head down slowly and touch your forehead to the floor.

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