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.
Cobra Pose also strengthens and increases the flexibility of your spine. It releases tension and tightness in the chest, shoulders, and belly by stretching these areas. Additionally, by opening up the heart and lungs, this pose enhances circulation and respiratory health. Cobra Pose can be helpful for people with asthma and sciatica sufferers who practise it regularly. To get the most out of this position, keep your attention on maintaining perfect alignment and working your core.
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.
Standing with a forward bend also reduces stress and anxiety. Your neck, shoulders, and spine become less tense as you bend forward, which causes a wave of peace to flow over you. Additionally stimulating the digestive tract, this position supports both detoxification and digesting. Additionally, uttanasana can increase hip, calf, and hamstring flexibility, enhancing mobility all around and lowering injury risk. This pose encourages contemplation as you give into gravity, strengthening the bond between the mind and the body.
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.
In addition to being a challenging yoga pose, Bridge Pose, also known as Setu Bandhasana, has a lot of health advantages for the body. You can efficiently tone and develop the buttock muscles by using them. Additionally, this position improves the energy and blood supply to the uterus and ovaries, supporting their healthy operation.
Supported Bridge Pose has effects on the reproductive system, but it also stimulates the thyroid gland, which is essential for balancing hormones and metabolism. To avoid any discomfort or any issues, it is best to avoid this raised stance if you are presently menstruation.
It is advised to hold this position for at least 30 seconds to get the most benefits from it. You may, however, make the length even longer if your practise has grown stronger. To maintain safety and prevent any strain or damage, always pay attention to your body and adjust the pose as necessary.
This post first appeared in 2018. It was last updated in July 2023.