When it comes to infertility, both men and women can feel their masculinity/femininity threatened. The whole subject matter can even threaten the relationship. Fortunately, doing yoga together can restore your health and well-being, as well as refuel your relationship.
What’s Fertility Yoga?
Developed for couples trying to conceive, yoga for fertility adds several postures that can help increase the chances of pregnancy. Fertility yoga also works to balance the body’s hormones and helps direct energy to your reproductive organs, all of which can make your body more receptive to conception.
Fertility yoga offers a great alternative to expensive pharmacological treatments and invasive medical options. Its goals are: improved physical health, reduced stress, and an improved relationship with your partner.
Improved Physical Health
Your overall physical health plays a significant role in the likelihood of your getting pregnant. Fertility yoga includes postures that tone and strengthen the muscles supporting your reproductive organs; improve your body’s alignment; increase blood circulation, sending nutrients and oxygen to your reproductive system; and increase your energy and stamina.
A woman’s desire to conceive can be overpowering. Couples are liable to encounter extreme levels of physical and emotional stress when trying to conceive, which can affect the body’s hormonal balance. In women, this can lead to problems with ovulation and the menstrual cycle.
It takes two to tango. Partners who practice yoga together learn how to communicate better, both verbally and non-verbally. They also learn to relax as they spend more quality time together. This can alleviate emotional stress and introduce passion back into sexual relations.
Hot yoga is not recommended for fertility because it creates too much heat in the body. A moderately challenging practice is ideal. Too strenuous a regimen—of any exercise—may deprive the reproductive system of energy and create imbalances.
Read more about yoga and fertility in my next post, Asanas (Poses) for Fertility. I’d like to thank Bahia Ohlsen of The Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Yoga Center in Chicago, Shared Journey, and Yoga Journal for some of this information.
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