If you’re hoping to achieve your dream of becoming a mother, fertility yoga should be on your radar. Fertility yoga is designed to help women nurture, support, and strengthen their reproductive systems so that they can conceive a child. Keep reading to learn how you may benefit from fertility yoga.
1. Less Stress
One of the most common causes of fertility issues is stress. If you have a demanding job, financial struggles, and/or a busy personal life, you may be feeling stressed. Since feeling stressed or anxious can reduce fertility, fertility yoga is a great option. It can lower your stress levels and may help you become more fertile.
2. Increased Blood Flow to the Reproductive Organs
A woman with fertility struggles may have blockages in some area of their body that’s below their waist. If you have this issue, pigeon is a popular yoga pose that can aid in opening up your hips, glutes, and thighs and increase blood flow to your uterus and ovaries. Pigeon is known as a deep hip opener that can bring balance to your entire body.
3. Greater Positivity
Fertility yoga teaches calm and strength, which can lead to more positive thinking. Its breathing techniques can help you calm down whenever you’re worried or anxious. A more positive mindset can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
4. Increased Libido
Research has found that regular exercise can increase libido. If you practice fertility yoga on a regular basis, you may enjoy an increased sex drive. In the event you feel anxious during ovulation, yoga techniques can help you remain calm and minimize the impact of stress on your fertility levels.
5. Reduced Side Effects of Fertility Drugs
If you are taking fertility drugs, yoga can reduce the side effects you may be facing. It can reduce your stress hormone levels and allow your body to recover quickly and return to its normal balance.
If you’re new to yoga, search for yoga classes at a local gym, community center, or specialized yoga studio. A yoga teacher can show you how to perform basic yoga poses and educate you on which ones are ideal for fertility. If you’re a regular yogi, try to incorporate poses such as Viparita Karani, Baddha Konasana, and Supta Baddha Konasana into your routine.
Contact Carolinas Fertility Institute
Carolinas Fertility Institute partners with Ginny Genung, a 500-hour certified yoga instructor. If you’re facing fertility challenges or would like more information on fertility yoga, contact us today.