Yoga Poses For Increasing Fertility Naturally

Increasing Fertility with Yoga

If you have been having been struggling to get pregnant, then yoga may be for you. Yoga can help you relax. If you have been diagnosed with infertility, yoga might help your body to relax so you can get pregnant.

If you have been having sex for a long time and can’t get pregnant, you may have a lot of issues with the inability to relax. By doing yoga you can get back into a better frame of mind so that sex is fun again. If you’re under stress then this can impact the hormones in your body that help you get pregnant. Yoga can relax your body so these hormones are more balanced in your body.

Some yoga moves can get the blood flowing to your pelvis area and experts say that this can help you get pregnant. This can stimulate the hormone-producing glands as well as release muscle tension in this area.

If you want to relax and increase your fertility then there are several yoga poses that can help you. There main poses which are the best ones to start with. It’s ideal to practice these about 3 or more times per week for maximum results. You will feel better the more often you do these exercises.

Ocean breath (Ujjayi Pranayama)

This breathing exercise is a great thing to do before you start your yoga poses for fertility. You will find that this technique improves your blood flow and warms the body. It will also help you relax as you get into the routines.

The Lotus Pose (Padmasana)

In this pose you sit with the legs crossed and you back straight. This is a very simple pose to do. You want to rest the back of your hands on the knees and, if you can’t keep the spine straight doing this, you can fold up a towel and rest the edge of your back against it. If you do this, you’ll end up sitting straighter. This pose gives you energy to your pelvis area which can help your overall fertility and the pose can help balance your hormones too.

Cobbler Pose (Baddha Konasana)

This is like the Lotus Pose but you put your feet together and then pull them up as close to your body as possible as you keep your back straight. You then rest your hands on your feet and take a deep breath. You can close your eyes when doing this and focus on your pelvic region. You can visualise the blood flowing here and the muscles relaxing. You will stimulate the ovaries and the abdominals when you do this yoga pose. This pose helps circulation in the pelvic area. You will help the ovaries function properly and reduce irregular menstrual problems too.

The Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)

This can calm your heart rate and the central nervous system. You will need a wall with some space and you can place a cushion a couple of inches away from the wall. You want to sit on this cushion and then walk your legs up the wall until you get level hips and your back in on the floor. You want to put one hand on your heart and the other on your stomach. You want to breathe in deeply in this pose and it can help the circulation in your body.

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

This pose can help your pelvis as well as the back and stimulates your hormones. It can bring energy to your ovaries as well as the pelvis. You want to hold this pose for several seconds and add more time to each session when you do this pose.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

This pose is great fro improving balance in the endocrine system. Your lower back muscles are nicely stretched with this pose. This improves the flow of oxygen to your blood cells. This helps as you strive to clear your mind.

Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

This is a difficult yoga pose and requires strong buttock muscles. In this pose you lift your pelvic area up and you get blood flow and energy to your ovaries and uterus. This exercise and also stimulate the thyroid gland too. If you’re menstruating you want to avoid this elevated pose. Try to keep in this pose for about 30 seconds or longer if you’re stronger.

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This post has been updated since its original publication in 2015.

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