Women can suffer from infertility due to modern lifestyle and stress. Keeping your body in shape can be crucial if you’re trying to conceive. You can combine yoga and other fertility treatments under the guidance of your doctor to achieve the desired results. To help us understand which yoga poses can be beneficial for increasing fertility, we talked Radhika IyerFounder of Raa & Anahata Organics Foundation. She is Yogini, mountaineer and philanthropist. Keep reading to find out which asanas she recommends.
Yoga asanas offer many different benefits; from relaxation to helping with thyroid symptoms, it’s overall amazing for the human body. One such benefit of yoga is fertility. The rate of infertility has increased dramatically over the past decade, and a big reason behind it is lifestyle. We live a hectic lifestyle that causes both emotional and physical stress. The food we eat isn’t very helpful either – there are chemicals in our food that can potentially be harmful to our reproductive system as well. Yoga is extremely helpful in combating this problem and becoming more fertile. With a focus on relaxation, blood circulation, and opening/strengthening the pelvic region, these yoga asanas will help you become more fertile:
Adho Mukha Svanasana:
Start in a tabletop position with your hands and knees on the floor.
Exhale and push your knees up, lifting your body and forming a triangle. Look at your belly button and put your feet on the floor. Hold for 8-10 breaths.
Cat cow pose:
Start in a table position, on all fours. Keep your knees bent and your elbows
law. Next, exhale and lift your spine upwards while moving your head inward. After 2 seconds, inhale and push your spine inward while lifting your head up. Do this for at least 10 counts.
Start by lying on your back. Inhale, lift your legs up to 90 degrees. Exhale and gently, with the support of your hands, lift your back off the floor and balance yourself on the shoulder. Next, place your legs behind your head, knees straight. Hold this position for 8 to 10 breaths.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana:
Lie on your back and bend your knees bringing them close to
your hips. Exhale and lift your pelvic region, forming a space between you and the floor. Hold this pose for 8 to 10 counts. Breathe normally in the pose. Exhale and bring your pelvic region down. Do this 8-10 times.
Sit in vajrasana with both legs bent under the buttocks. Inhale and lift your hair and exhale into a seated forward bend, touching your forehead to the floor and your hands extended in front of you. Stay for 8 to 10 seconds in this posture.
Sit with your legs stretched out in front of you and your back straight. Inhale
and raise your hands, exhale and reach forward to grab your toes. Touch your chin to your shin. Hold for 8-10 breaths.
Spread your feet 3 feet apart and turn both feet to a 45 degree angle. press the
hips forward and knees back and bend lower from your pelvic region. Keep your arms up and bent from the elbow. Hold this position for 8 to 10 breaths.
Lie face down on your mat and keep your feet hip-width apart. Location
your arms next to your chest and palms next to the ear. Inhale and lift your chest up, rolling your shoulders back. Hold this pose for 8-10 breaths.
Supta badha konanasana:
Stand on your back. Bend your legs from your knee, bringing your
feet together as your legs drop to the side. Relax your shoulders and place your hands on your abdomen in a heart shape. Stay in this position for at least 8-10 breaths.
Lie on your back and exhale. Raise and straighten your legs against a wall
while relaxing your back and shoulders. Rest your hands away from the body with your palms up. Stay in this position for 8-10 breaths.
Remember to practice mindfulness when doing these asanas. Focus only on your breath and the present moment. This will allow you to relax and unwind, creating a healthier hormonal balance in your body. Practice these poses regularly to see the best results.