Yoga for Fertility: Benefits and Poses

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Whether or not you practice yoga regularly, you may be wondering how certain postures can help you conceive. The answer is in restoration. You must recognize that when a woman is trying to get pregnant, she can be rather obsessive about it. This one-track way of thinking can take a lot out of you. The constant worry and wonder of the getting pregnant can often leave you tired, tense, and emotionally unavailable. This makes restorative yoga posture ideal for women who are trying to conceive.
Furthermore, if you are feeling detached or isolated from your partner, whether emotionally, physically, or mentally, try taking a yoga class together. This practice of mutual relaxation is likely to open the pathways of communication between the two of you, as well as strengthen your relationship overall.
Even if you try restorative yoga and still cannot conceive, yoga fosters feelings of compassion, peace, and acceptance that can ease the pain of this difficult experience. 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, at CNY Fertility Center and CNY Healing Arts Center believe strongly in the benefits that yoga for fertility can offer our clients. We hold weekly yoga for fertility classes at each CNY Healing Arts location (Syracuse, Albany and Rochester). Click here to visit our calendar for details.
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)