How many of you actually knew that yoga could get you pregnant? What if I told you that yoga helped cure my Endometriosis? Movement for fertility is one of the key concepts that I touch on in the Bloom Your Fertility Program. Yoga can prepare your body for conception and pregnancy and it isn’t all about losing weight and increasing agility / flexibility.
Yoga puts your body into specific poses which strengthen your endocrine (hormonal) system and reproductive organs. Every posture has a supporting and nurturing effect on your reproductive system, and combined with a complete fertility program will enhance your changes of achieving a healthy pregnancy.
Infertility issues that may be helped with Fertility Yoga:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Stress-related Infertility
- Tilted Uterus and other physical Uterine Anomalies
- Cold or Stagnant Uterus (TCM diagnosis)
What’s the problem?
Problems begin when we become too stagnant (i.e. not moving). By sitting at a desk all day, being sedentary, having poor posture, and wearing high heels, we are damaging our pelvic floor alignment and restricting blood flow to the reproductive organs we depend on.
How can yoga enhance fertility?
- Yoga enhances our adrenal response and brings peace to our fertility journey (i.e. reduces stress) – Prolonged stress has been shown to negatively impact our hormones and fertility.
- It increases circulation to our pelvic organs – By increasing blood flow to the pelvis, our reproductive organs can utilize more oxygen, process hormones more effectively, and are bathed with high quality essential nutrients.
- It detoxifies and eliminates adhesions – Yoga helps restore a balanced immune system and eliminate toxins from the body. By doing so, it helps break down adhesions within the pelvis by opening up the hips and allowing blood flow to bathe your reproductive organs. Adhesions such as cysts, endometriomas, fibroids and more can be eliminated with the help of yoga.
- It realigns our pelvic floor – A woman’s pelvic floor muscles stretch from the base of her spine to her pubic bones. These muscles support her bowel, bladder, and uterus. When our pelvic floor muscles become too tight, it is difficult for our organs to move and easy for adhesions to form. “Stuck” organs are unhealthy organs that lack blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients, wreaking havoc on our hormones.
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