The Best Yoga Poses to Promote Your Fertility15.6.2023 · 4 min reading
"Relax, and it will happen." This is the least helpful advice or advise you will ever hear if you're struggling with infertility. If only it were that simple, right? What about some specific relaxation tips? One of the methods is yoga.
Yoga is a calming exercise. Infertility, yoga, and the advantages of the activity for easing physical and mental tension in relationships have all been studied. Yoga has some potential as a lifestyle adjustment that could support both men and women’s reproductive health.
Let’s have a look at some fertility yoga poses that can accomplish for women who want to become pregnant.
The best yoga poses for fertility
Fertility yoga strengthens the body, eases stress, depression, and anxiety, balances hormones, supports sperm production, increases IVF success rates.
Certain yoga poses, or asanas, can assist to improve blood flow while also relaxing the female reproductive organs. The yoga sequence in this article will help you access your most fertile energy.
Ocean breath (Ujjayi Pranayama)
Starting from this position can help you develop a strong practice of yoga poses for fertility.
- Sit comfortable, pay attention to your breathing, and slow it down by counting to three on each inhalation and exhalation.
- The rib cage stretches, the ribs wave, and the shoulders and chest relax when the diaphragm is relaxed.
- Open your mouth and make a whispering sound as you inhale and exhale, as if you were cleaning some glasses with your breath. After that, keep producing that noise while closing your mouth.
This breathing calms you down, aids in concentration, and warms the body, which enhances blood flow. Continue doing that throughout the session.
Cat pose (Marjaryasana) and Cow pose (Bitilasana)
- As you exhale bring your navel towards the spinal column, curving it towards the sky.
- Drop your head and contract the pelvic floor.
- When inhaling, invert the curve as in the following picture (cow pose or Bitilasana).
- Repeat it 5 times.
This pose helps you relax while also warming your spine, hips, belly, and shoulders. When you are ovulating, during your menstruation, or if you are pregnant, you shouldn’t compress your pelvic floor.
Downward-facing dog (Adho mukha svanasana)
- Breathe out as you raise your hips from the previous position.
- Maintain your weight on your heels by, if necessary, slightly bending your knees.
- To release the tension in your wrists, spread your hands wide and gently press them on the ground.
- Keep your chest up so you may relax your neck and shoulders, which are connected to the uterus and abdomen meridians. Do at least five long, deep ujjayi breaths while also relaxing your head.
The sides are stretched while the front torso, arms, hands, and shoulders are strengthened in this position. Additionally, the parasympathetic relaxation response is elicited and the hormonal system is controlled with a small inversion.
Crescent Moon (Anjaneyasana)
- From the downward-facing dog, inhale and move forward your right leg as shown in the image.
- Back knee strikes the ground.
- Bring your arms vertical as you breathe in; if your shoulders are tense, put your hands on the ground.
- Keep your navel facing in.
- After 5 breaths, change to the other leg.
This asana stretches the lower belly, quadriceps, and hip flexors, which improves blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Sit on your heels
- Bring the forehead to the ground while separating the knees, and hold the position for five to ten breaths.
This asana relaxes the posterior body and induces relaxation.
Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana)
Similar to Warrior II, this position releases tension in the hips and opens the heart center.
- Stand with your feet about as far apart as for Warrior II. Turn both feet slightly toward the direction in which you’re facing.
- Bend your knees into a squat position with your knees in a 90 degree angle.
- Raise your arms to either side of your body parallel with the ground and then bend your elbows — also at 90 degrees — so that your hands point toward the sky. Alternatively, you can rest your hands gently on the nape of your neck.
- Stay in this position for 30 seconds to a full minute.
Don’t forget to complete your practice with the closing meditation. Savasana helps reduce anxiety and control stress, and also calms the body and mind and improves overall mental health.
- Lay down on your back with your arms by your side and your legs out in front of you. Roll up some blankets and place them where it’s comfortable for you, preferably under your knees.
- In this position, unwind and pay attention to your breathing. Make every effort to keep obligations or worry from entering your thoughts. If you realize that you are tense in any particular place, attempt to relax.
- Hold this posture for five minutes.
- As an alternative, you could finish your practice with a seated meditation.
Remeber to breathe
If you’re new to yoga or would like guidance on specific positioning, seek out a local instructor, consider searching YouTube for beginning yoga videos, or find a class online.
Yoga is a powerfool tool not only for promoting your fertility, but it can also improve your physical and mental health overall. Remeber to breathe, not only during your yoga practice, but wherever you are. Keep in mind that your journey may be thorny, but it is not endless, and that one day your dream will come true.