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3
Mar

Yoga for Fertility

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Yoga is an ancient form of exercise and relaxation. Originating in India, yoga has become very popular in North America and uses different postures in order to help to improve overall muscle tone and strength. Increasingly, yoga is being used by couples who are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, and wish to use natural fertility methods in order to improve their chances of conceiving. Of the many benefits fertility- based yoga provides, stress relief, strengthening and toning muscles, and balancing reproductive organs/hormones are most important for women hoping to improve fertility.
Harvard Medical School researcher Alice Domar, Ph.D., published the results of a study in Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 73, No. 4) that showed women who participated in a mind/body program, which included relaxation and yoga, were almost three times more likely to get pregnant than women who didn’t.

Below is a list of some of the benefits of Yoga for Fertility:

  • Improved overall muscle tone and strength
  • Improved the alignment of the body
  • Improved breathing
  • Improved blood circulation. This is especially important for improving fertility because increased blood     circulation ensures that sufficient oxygen and nutrients reach the reproductive organs; improved blood circulation also increases overall energy and stamina
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Improved mind-body balance
  • Improved positive attitude
  • Minimized symptoms of mental health problems such as anxiety disorders
  • Reduced stress – Reduced stress is an extremely important benefit of fertility yoga

At CNY Healing Arts Center, our sister company, we now have Yoga for Fertility offerings at all three locations. Give us a call today to schedule your first Yoga for Fertility Class or Workshop.

26
Jan

Benefits of Fertility Massage

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The fertility process can become an extremely stressful time for everyone involved, and one of the primary factors is often high stress levels. If you’re undergoing infertility treatments, you may balk at the notion of spending money on anything that does not directly involve eggs and sperm, but give yourself permission to get an occasional massage. The relaxation will serve your body, mind, and spirit well.
Fertility massage is designed to decrease stress and increase the blood flow to the reproductive system. The massage is a combination of cranial decompressions, deep abdominal massage, cleansing of toxins, and foot reflexology.  At CNY Healing Arts we also focus on the structural alignment of your body and pelvic area. The techniques used help with the reduction of adhesions and increase blood circulation and the movement of cerebral spinal fluid.
Another way to think of proper posture of the pelvic area, imagine you are dragging your garden hose across the yard to water your garden, the hose becomes kinked the strong current of water is reduced if you leave the kink the water supply is limited, the garden will not receive enough liquid to grow. Now imagine your left hip is higher than your right, what is happening to your internal organs “compression” limited blood supply and the start of adhesions and dysfunction.
Fertility massage is not intended to replace medical procedures however; it can be done on its own or to compliment medical fertility treatments.
*For information on Fertility Massage contact John Capozzi, LMT, at CNY Healing Arts by calling 315.671.5755 or emailing him at jcapozzi@cnyhealingarts.com.