If you suffer from infertility yoga may be an answer that can truly help. It’s a fact that stress hinders ovulation, which can stop conception cold. And let’s face it, these days stress comes in abundance, so finding ways to relieve that stress can certainly help to relax the body enough to allow ovulation to happen. Yoga is a perfect way to combat stress.
Yoga is an easy way to relieve the stresses of the day. This can be done in the comfort of your own home too. To prepare you need a mat for the floor and wear loose comfortable clothing. There are also fertility yoga DVD’s you can purchase.
Yoga helps to ease the stress and brings you in harmony with your body. The fertility benefits are helping to loosen the hip and pelvis area. By doing this the blood flow increases and helps the hormones to come into balance. Other yoga positions can even stimulate the reproductive organs.
I will discuss three positions that you can start with. This one is called the Cobbler’s Pose. Start by sitting with your legs out in front (on your mat). Breathe out while bending your knees and bring your heels to you. Keep your feet on the mat while doing this. Push the soles of your feet together. Don’t put pressure on your knees or thighs, just allow your body to bend where it’s naturally comfortable.
Pull your heels up to your body, yet keep your feet firmly planted on the floor. With your first two fingers and thumb grab the big toe of each foot. You can hold your ankles or shins if this is too difficult.
Inhale and exhale and keep your back straight. Keep the pose for 1 to 5 minutes. Then inhale and raise your knees up and off the floor, but keep your feet planted on the floor. Breathe out and straighten your legs out in front of you.
Another pose is called the legs on the wall. This is one that invokes relaxation and is often used to end a yoga session.
This pose requires the use of a wall. Roll a blanket or thick towel up and place under your neck while lying down on the floor. Place your buttocks right up to the wall and while breathing out very slowly pull up your legs on the wall. Your body will be an L shape. Breathe steadily. Hold this position for several minutes then slowly bring your legs back down to the floor.