Yoga for Fertility


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.

3 replies
  1. Kate Petrie
    Kate Petrie says:

    Hi Dr. Rob,
    I would love to attest to the benefits of yoga. I have been waiting since September to start an IVF cycle but have been put on hold because of some pesty cysts. About a month and a half ago I started doing yoga 4x a week and what do you know, the cysts are gone. I am now on the my 2nd day of stims and ready to go! Yoga has helped me so much. I must credit the staff at CNY in Albany for making the IVF process so stress free, but I think that the yoga has a lot to do with it too. I would highly recommend it for anyone sruggling with infertility! 🙂

  2. Dr Rob
    Dr Rob says:

    yes to yoga for all ailments. Many of these ailments often start in the mind and carry on to our bodies. they are real and the benefits of stress reduction, by balancing our energy and shifting our focus in life utilizing the regular practice of yoga. thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    dr rob

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