Infertility is one of the most common troubles induced by stress and erratic lifestyles. These Yoga-poses to boost fertility are ideal for women who are planning to get pregnant or having trouble conceiving. This yoga poses mainly focuses on three main things: stress reduction, improving circulation, and increasing flexibility (especially in the pelvic and hip area)—all fertility boosters that are key for baby-conceiving. Here, a series of yoga flow exercises that are great for both mind and body.
Top Yoga Poses That Help Boost Fertility
Embrace the curative practice of yoga. Here are the top ten yoga poses that can help boost fertility, ease tension, help reduce stress and anxiety, which are all commonly linked to infertility. These low-impact poses focus on breathing and relaxation that can help reduce cortisol levels and balance energy throughout the body. Do these exercises once or twice a day, or any time you feel stressed out or anxious.
The pose is said to increase circulation in the lumbar spine, nourish and tone the abdominal organs, strengthen the ankles and legs, and increase flexibility in the hips.
Legs Up The Wall (Viparita Karani)
Viparita Karani pose is often called the `Legs up the wall pose. It is a restorative yoga posture that allows the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. It is one of the most approachable yoga poses as it doesn’t require much flexibility or strength. But even though it’s a passive pose, its benefits are pretty amazing.
Supported Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Setu Bandhasana is a beginning backbend that helps to open the chest and stretch the thighs. This pose helps in strengthening your back,
build up your stamina and prevent you from getting fatigued easily.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen. Tones the buttocks. Stimulates abdominal organs. Helps relieve stress and fatigue. Opens the heart and lungs. You should perform Bhujangasana every morning for at least five minutes. If it’s not possible to perform in the morning, then you can do it in the evening. Cobra Pose, or Bhujangasana, is one of the best asanas for improving fertility. It helps increase the flow of blood flow to the ovaries and the uterus.
Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)
Supta Baddha Konasana is an essential posture for Yoga for Fertility. It is a gentle, restorative posture that opens up the energy of our pelvic girdle, stretches out our inner groin and thighs, opens our heart, and calms the mind. The essence of this posture is to create space and openness both physically and mentally in order to prepare for conception.
Paschimottanasana (intense stretch to the west)
This posture is a master pose in fertility yoga. It has an abundance of benefits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Paschimottanasana stimulates the ovaries and uterus and strengthens the function of the entire reproductive system. It feeds oxygenated blood and life force to the pelvic region. This seated forward bend stretches the muscles at the lower back, hips, and hamstrings. Forward bends induce a peaceful state of mind.
This pose can be practiced during all four stages of your cycle. We recommend doing this during your period, follicular phase, ovulation, and the two-week wait.
Balasana (childs pose)
Balasana is a gentle and restorative pose that enables the body to seek balance and release tension. It relaxes and calms the mind and body while lengthening the entire spine. Initiating the relaxation response in this pose releases lower back tension, menstrual cramps, PMS and helps to normalize blood flow throughout the entire body.
This is a 20-minute yoga routine for Ovulation. This should be done around the time of ovulation.
Ovulation occurs when the egg drops from the ovary into the fallopian tube. If you are trying to conceive, this can be a crucial time in your cycle. This routine can help things along in this process and help aid in stimulating the ovaries due to the twisting motion of the poses.
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Regularly practicing these asanas will surely help improve your mind and body state while also increasing your chances of conception. However, reaching out to a certified yogic practitioner for training and inputs on these asanas is better than trying them out by yourself as doing so may put you at the risk of injury. Good luck!