Restorative Yoga Can Aid in Conception
Posted by: Editor on Dec 10, 2010 in News

Restorative yoga fosters feelings of compassion, peace, and acceptance that can ease the pain you may experience during the challenges you encounter on your fertility journey. Even the American Society for Reproductive Medicine supports the use of yoga, and other alternative methods to reduce stress, in an effort to enhance fertility. With a little faith and conviction, you can utilize certain yoga poses to your benefit and improve your chances of conception.

We offer Yoga for Fertility and various yoga and meditation workshops at all of our CNY Healing Arts locations. Visit our calendar here.

Benefits of restorative yoga:

  • Reduces your stress level
  • Improves physical health
  • Helps you feel more “in control”
  • Stimulates and tones the reproductive system
  • Improves circulation
  • Offers balance to hormone levels
  • Improves flow of energy
  • Strengthens relationships
  • Shifts away from the stress of “trying too hard” among couples
  • Stimulates your hormones
  • Rejuvenates you in both body and mind
  • Allows inner peace

Yoga poses:

For stimulation and balance of hormones:

  • Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Supported Bridge Pose)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand

For rejuvenation and restoration:

  • Dandasana (Staff Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  • Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Forward Bend)
  • Upavistha Konasana (Wide Angle Pose)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
  • Balasana (Child’s Pose)
  • Malasana (Garland Pose)

For stimulation and relaxation of abdomen and reproductive system:

  • Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand)
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose)
  • Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)

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