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Yoga and fertility treatment

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Fertility Yoga

Yoga has started becoming more and more popular especially among individuals who have been trying long to conceive. Fertility boosting yoga can help alleviate stress-related to reproductive issues and may support increasing the chances of conceiving. Yoga can help you in a variety of ways.

  • There are physical changes in the body
  • Relieves stress and anxiety 
  • Yoga helps to increase the blood flow
  • Improves hormonal balance 
  • Tones and strengthens the muscles
  • Relieves hip and pelvic tension 
  • Alleviates the pain that comes with IVF cycles

Fertility yoga poses

Below are a few asanas that may help in keeping the body physically and mentally healthy.

Janu Sirsasana

This asana, commonly known as the one-legged forward bend, helps calm the brain and eliminates mild depression. It helps to stretch the spine, liver, spleen and hamstring.

Paschimottanasana

This asana is known as the seated forward bend yoga pose, which helps to stretch your lower back muscles and hips. It helps tone up the abdominal and pelvic organs, stretches shoulders and helps relieve stomach pain. It reduces mental stress and benefits reproductive organs such as the ovaries and stomach.

Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)

This asana helps to stretch the muscles of the inner thighs, hips, knees, and genitals. It helps to improve blood circulation and may also be beneficial for women in smooth conceiving. 

Bhramari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama is a yoga asana for improving your breathing. It helps relieve tension, anger and anxiety and relaxes the mind and body.

Balasana

This asana, also known as the child’s posture, resembles a foetal position. It can help you stretch your legs, knees, back, and hips muscles and should be done on an empty stomach.

Shavasana

This asana is known as the corpse pose. Lie flat on your back, ideally without any pillows or supports. If necessary, place a light and small cushion beneath your neck. Close your eyes for a moment and try to relax your entire body by focusing on all body parts one at a time. Lying on your back can help reduce stress and anxiety.

FAQs

Which yoga poses are the most effective for conceiving?

Hatha, Iyengar, Yin, and Restorative yoga are mild forms of yoga that are suitable for beginners and can help with conception.

Can yoga help you get pregnant?

No, there isn’t any evidence of a direct relationship between yoga and conception. But, yoga may help those who are attempting to conceive. Yoga reduces stress, which might negatively influence your ability to conceive.

Is yoga linked to miscarriage?

Yoga does not cause miscarriages, but if you are pregnant and worried that practising yoga would lead you to miscarry, it is advisable to avoid performing yoga.

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