Yoga For Fertility

[Witness The Fitness]

One of the reasons for taking up Yoga a couple of years ago was because of the fertility benefits that I had heard about it.

 

When trying for a baby naturally or through IVF, there are a number of ways to prepare your body to help increase the chances of conceiving. As Stuart and I were thinking about having a second child, I wanted to do everything I could to feel that I had some control over the chances of getting pregnant. This included a healthy and high protein diet, fertility Acupuncture and Yoga.

 

So why is Yoga supposed to help fertility?

 

Firstly, yoga is great for decreasing stress levels, which can obviously affect your fertility. If you’re stressed from your work, or from not getting pregnant when you want to, then yoga can really help you to relax your mind. Secondly it is believed that yoga can help with hormone balance and increasing blood flow to the pelvic area.

 

Our Top 5 Poses for Fertility

 

1. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend): This asana relieves stress, stretches the muscles in your back and improves the blood flow to the pelvic region and nervous system.

2. Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose): This pose helps improve your flexibility, whilst releasing any tension in your hips and groin. It also helps blood flow to your pelvis.

3. Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall Pose): This position improves the flow of blood to the pelvic region. It is also a good position to get into after sex to help increase the chances of conception.

4. Balasna (Child’s Pose): This pose helps relieve stress, strengthens the muscles of the hips and increases blood flow.

5. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana  (Bridge Pose):  This pose requires the pelvic area to be thrust upwards, to help the energy and blood flow circulate to the uterus and ovaries.

 

 Have you practised Yoga to help you conceive? Or are you thinking about it?

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We’re two Mums who are getting through motherhood one day at a time whilst enjoying Yoga and other ‘me time’ activities. We don’t profess to be experts in Yoga, Pilates, exercise, meditation, the human anatomy or medicine and we’re certainly not experts in parenting. We are simply sharing our experience and opinions and occasionally those of people who’s advice we value, and we’ll always reference them. If you’re unsure of starting any new exercise or practice, please consult your GP. And if you’re unsure of purchasing any products we suggest, please consult your bank balance!