Practicing yoga when trying to conceive is such an excellent way to boost fertility and get blood flowing to those vital reproductive organs. It’s a must for preconception care, especially if you’re experiencing unexplained infertility.
For many of us, our lives are stressful with work, deadlines, commuting and having to pay the bills. Infertility is one of the most common troubles induced by stress and erratic lifestyles.
Having high stress levels continues to have a huge impact on couples trying to conceive. If you can relate to this, it’s probably time you embraced yoga.
In addition to healing your mind, body, and soul, yoga is such a good practice to build on if you’re looking to boost fertility and maintain your overall health.
Read on to find out the best poses (asanas) that help boost your fertility.
1. Bee Breath (Bhramari Pranayama)
The Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breath, is a great asana for stress-relief.
Sit straight with your eyes closed and place your index fingers on the cartilage of your ears. Inhale deeply and gently press the cartilage when you exhale. Keep pressing the cartilage in and out as you inhale and exhale while making a humming sound. Do 6-7 reps of this breathing pattern.
2. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Cobra Pose, or Bhujangasana, is one of the best asanas for improving fertility. It helps increase the flow of blood to the ovaries and the uterus. This aids in creating hormonal balance, as well as the production of cervical mucus that makes the journey of the sperm to the egg easier.
Lie on your stomach with your palms on the floor. Inhale and exhale slowly, as you lift the top of your body, arching your back while pushing your feet, hands, and hips downwards.
Hold this position for half a minute and concentrate on your breathing. Then, release your body and lie flat on the floor. Repeat 3 times.
3. Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)
Paschimottanasana, commonly known as Seated Forward Bend, helps exercise the hamstrings, lower back, and hips. This asana helps revitalise the ovaries and uterus, the key organs responsible for conception.
Sit straight with your legs stretched out and your toes flexed towards you. Inhale and stretch both your arms above your head. Exhale and bend forward at the hip, as far as you can with the aim to touch your toes. Try not to bend the spine, the aim is to keep it long and get your chest on your thighs.
Breathe steadily and bend further towards your legs each time you exhale. Stay in this position for one to two minutes and then inhale deeply and come back to the sitting position with your arms stretched out. Exhale and lower your arms.
4. Reclining Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)
This pose helps relieve stress, along with the discomfort of symptoms associated with IVF, menstrual cramps (bloating), and a medicated fertility cycle.
Exhale and lower your back towards the floor, with the support of your hands. Lie on your back, and rest your neck on a pillow if needed. Bend your knees, and place the soles of your feet on the ground. Slowly, let your knees drop open to the sides, such that your soles touch each other. Place your hands beside you, with your palms facing up.
Stay in the pose for up to 10 minutes and continue to inhale and exhale.
5. Janu Shirasana
This yoga asana is not only crucial for conceiving but is also useful during pregnancy.
It is one of the popular poses in yoga for infertility treatments. It stretches the calves and the hamstrings of your body while relaxing the muscles of the abdomen.
Sit comfortably with your legs stretched in front of you. Fold your left leg in, while keeping your right leg stretched out. Bend forward as much as you can and touch your right foot with your hands.
Hold the pose for 30 seconds and get back up. Fold your right leg in and stretch out your other leg to repeat on the other side. Bend down as much as you can to touch your left foot, hold the pose and get back up again to complete a set. Repeat the sets 4-5 times.
6. Kapalbhati Pranayama
Kapalbhati is one of the most popular yoga poses, helping clear your mind and reduce stress levels.
Sit comfortably with your eyes closed and back straight. Inhale deeply through your nostrils and exhale forcefully so that your stomach. Try doing this pose for 5 minutes every day and experience the transformation in your mind and body while doing it.
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