How is yoga for fertility different than a regular yoga class?
We are not strangers to stress, and infertility is a tremendous stress for millions of couples today. Stress releases powerful chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol. These substances can wreak havoc on your body’s system – including your reproductive system.
Learning mind/body relaxation therapies can help during times of great stress. For example, you could try meditating during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure to help you relax. Try a nightly stretching routine to help you sleep when you are anxiously awaiting results from various tests. Since yoga reduces insomnia, grab your yoga mat to help you sleep.
Breathing is key
In yoga, you consciously focus on each breath you take. This form of mindfulness helps to keep you from thinking about what you should or shouldn’t be doing.
Frequently repeating the same yoga poses can help you to have more body awareness. Relaxing into deep stretches and focusing on deep breathing brings about feelings of inner peace and calm, a great mental and emotional benefit.
Many women find that focusing on yoga for infertility problems helps them to have more self-acceptance about their struggle to conceive and have a baby. It may help women with anxiety, depression and mood disorders, especially when combined with individual or group therapy.
Scientists are studying yoga for infertility
Multiple studies have confirmed that mind/body therapies increase pregnancy rates.
Health interventions that combine yoga, psychotherapy and acupuncture have been shown to help couples conceive. These interventions help to reduce stress. When stress hormones build up in the body, symptoms of anxiety and depression can develop, causing long-term problems.
To boost fertility, it’s important to be fit, healthy and happy. The practice of yoga for fertility may help you to make positive changes that benefit your physical, mental and emotional health.
Yoga for fertility helps you to end self-criticism when thoughts of being infertile weigh you down. The mental practice you learn from yoga for fertility translates to your daily life. You will learn that obsessive worries do not have control on your fertility journey and future family.
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