Many may be skeptical that yoga can help get you pregnant, but what most do agree on is that yoga can affect mood and blood flow, both of which have a significant impact on fertility. What many may not realize is fertility yoga can also stimulate hormone-producing glands.
In the video below, Liz McDonald walks us through a number of yoga for fertility poses. She notes that these are great posts to do after intercourse, or “partner yoga,” as she calls it. However, these poses also work to increase fertility, so before you’re even trying to get pregnant.
Yoga helps keep the body in balance. It promotes blood flow and homeostasis in all systems (including your reproductive system), so take a look at the video below, and get started now!
As we learned in Diagnosing Infertility, stress can make it more difficult to conceive, and a lot of fertility problems stem from hormone imbalances. Yoga can help with that! Yoga can help...
- Regulate your endocrine system (which affects your hormones)
- Clear blockages in your reproductive system
- Increase circulation
- Create a healthy immune system and promote body detox
- Create a clear and stress-free environment
- Strengthen your reproductive organs/muscles for a smoother pregnancy
(ALL THE PICTURES BELOW ARE TAKEN FROM) http://www.momjunction.com/articles/yoga-asanas-that-boost-fertility_003039
Best Fertility Yoga Poses for Beginners
Paschimottanasana: Stimulates ovaries and uterus, relieves stress and depression
Hastapadasana: Stretches back and improves blood supply to pelvic region and nervous system, relieves stress from abdomen
Janu Shirasana: Strengthens lower back (which is helpful during pregnancy), relaxing
Baddha Konasana: Improves hip flexibility, stretches genitals, releases toxins and negative energy from hips and groin, pelvis/back/abdomen stimulated by blood supply, aids ovary function and removes irregular menses, ensures smooth delivery
Viparita Karani: Relieves backache and improves blood flow to pelvic region, best to do after sex
Balasna: Calms brain, relieves stress and fatigue, aligns pelvis and increases blood flow
Cobra Pose: Strengthens back, stimulates hormone production in the uterus
For other poses, breathing exercises, and my personal favorite, the Shavasana (Yogic sleep), check out MomJunction.
Written by: Joanna Hynes