Fertility Benefits of Yoga
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Yoga has numerous different advantages other than flexibility and conditioning, it is one of the most powerful forms of self-care and movement for fertility support. The benefits are multifaceted, fortifying our reproductive health on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Yoga is an awesome method to enable you to get ready for pregnancy and get pregnant.
Here are some amazing fertility benefits of yoga:
1- Reduces Stress: Trying to conceive can be downright stressful. And stress definitely negatively impacts our health, including our reproductive health. Unmanaged stress can contribute to insulin resistance, cause wonkiness in our menstrual cycles, and lower our libido. On the other hand, yoga gives us an outlet for our stressors and helps us respond rather than react to stressful circumstances. Yoga is a great way to reduce stress levels and this could help you to become more fertile.
2- Increased blood circulation to uterus and ovaries: The more blood flowing to your reproductive organs, the more oxygen and nutrients they are receiving. Increased blood flow nourishes the endometrial lining of the uterus and can increase the chance of both fertilization and implantation.
3- Improved endocrine function: Our endocrine system rules our reproductive health and is responsible for hormonal balance and plays an important role in fertility. Whatever we do to support our hormonal health, will ultimately increase our chances of conceiving. Many research indicating to yoga can support and strengthen the endocrine system, allowing for proper hormonal balance.
4- Encourages a More Positive Mindset: The calm and strength learned through yoga can help to create a more positive mindset. The breathing techniques used during yoga are great for centering yourself during periods of worry. When negative thoughts creep in, you can exhale them away and focus instead on positivity. Yoga teaches you greater control of your body and you may find that you feel more positive about your body through yoga.
5- Decreased inflammation: Chronic inflammation has been implicated in the development a number of chronic diseases and likely negatively influences fertility. Yoga, by addressing some of the underlying causes (like unmanaged stress, hormone dysregulation, and insomnia) of chronic inflammation, dampens inflammation. This protects our organs from damage, including our uterus and ovaries.
6. May Increase Libido: Studies have found that regular exercise can increase libido. By practicing yoga regularly, you may find that your sex drive increases. If you find that you feel worried and anxious during ovulation, the techniques used in yoga may help you to stay calm and reduce the impact of stress on your fertility levels.
The best Yoga asana for Fertility are: Legs up the wall, Cobra Pose, Butterfly Pose, Mountain Pose and Bridge Pose.