8 Yoga Poses to Increase Fertility
Yoga has touted many health benefits, from stress reduction to increased flexibility, but we can now add increased fertility. According to a 2000 study, Alice Domer, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, found that:
55 percent of infertility patients became pregnant (and had a baby) within one year of participating in her 10-session program, in which they were introduced to yoga and meditation, along with other relaxation techniques and acupuncture. In a control group, just 20 percent had babies.YogaJournal.com
But what if you can’t find a fertility yoga program near you, or you simply cannot commit the time and money?
Here are 8 yoga poses you can do at home to boost your chances of getting pregnant:
This pose increases blood flow to your thyroid gland and improves it’s function, also opening the pelvis and supplying blood to the uterus and ovaries.
Legs up the Wall or Shoulder Stand
These poses are excellent for increasing blood flow to the pelvis and stimulating the thyroid.
Seated Forward Fold
Seated forward fold can improve your psychological state, plus it vitalizes the ovaries and uterus.
Butterfly Pose or Reclined Butterfly
These poses exercise the hips, pelvic area, inner thighs, and knees, all essential to your fertility health.
Cobra pose stimulates the uterus and ovaries, creating hormonal balance as well as reducing stress and anxiety.
This hip opener send energy downward toward the pelvic region and can help regulate your cycle.
The ultimate female pose, Goddess boosts energy flow to the hips and pelvis, stimulating reproductive organs.
Standing Forward Fold
The perfect pose to get out of your head and into your heart. Blood flow is directed to your brain helping calm your mind, while activating the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid, and adrenals, bringing hormones in balance.