Yoga asanas are a subset of the standard yoga poses. It involves a series of postures that reduce stress and improve women’s chances of getting pregnant.
What is Yoga for Fertility?
Yoga for fertility is a variation of the traditional asana form of yoga. There are several poses in this group that can be used to treat infertility. You probably already know that the 5000-year-old Indian practice of yoga has the ability to change your body, mind, and soul. Fertility yoga isn’t a unique form of yoga that addresses infertility; rather, it consists of a series of poses that reduce stress and cleanse the body of toxins.
Combining these yoga poses can be helpful for women who are trying to get pregnant because they may strengthen the body and improve the chances of conception. 8 effective yoga poses to increase endurance are revealed by Dr. Madhuri Roy, gynecologist and IVF consultant, founder, and managing director of Conceive IVF, Pune.
8 Effective Asanas to Increase Female Fertility:
1. Uttana Shishosana (Extended Puppy Pose):
Go down on all fours with your hips above your knees and your shoulders above your wrists (tabletop position). Standing with your feet flat on the mat, keep your body relaxed. Inhale deeply and extend your arms by advancing your hands a few inches. As you spread your fingers and put your hands onto the mat, keep your arms extended and your elbows up. By pressing your tailbone up toward the ceiling and putting your forehead on the mat, you can extend your spine and stretch your back. After holding for 30 to 60 seconds, breathe out as you bring your hands back to all fours. Between three and five times, repeat.
Menstrual cramps can be effectively treated using Suryanamaskar, which is also the name of the menopausal phase. A woman’s uterus is empowered by Surya Namaskar Yoga, making childbirth easier for her. Suryanamaskar improves the body’s sexual functions and gets rid of any inside problems brought on by the sexual glands’ dysfunction. It also promotes a person’s normal sexual appetite.
3. Insect Breath (Bhramari Pranayama):
The Bhramari Pranayama also referred to as the Bee Breath, is a fantastic asana for lowering tension. Psychological stress is a significant cause of infertility, according to study by Fertility and Sterility. By using this breathing method, you may relax your body and let tension, stress, and worry go. By keeping a calm mental and physical state, you may greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant.
4. Pose with legs up the wall
This position helps you relax the vaginal wall muscles while increasing blood flow to the pelvis. Lay against the wall on your back with your legs extended and your bottom placed up against the wall. The angle between your torso and legs should be 90 degrees. Hold this posture for 10 to 15 breaths to promote conception and ease pelvic floor tension.
5. Frog Pose:
The frog position widens the hips and helps the reproductive organs receive more blood flow. It might be both firmly planted and a big stretch. Before doing it, get down on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. Slowly bend your knees to the side and turn your feet out until your inner thighs are in contact with the floor. Come back down onto your forearms or lay on your back with your forehead resting on your hands. Stay in this position for ten to fifteen breaths.
Balasana encourages blood flow and reduces stress, two things that are essential for enhancing conception. The pose is also referred to as the child’s pose since it resembles the position of a foetus. This yoga stance stretches the muscles in your back, knees, hips, and thighs. To make sure your stomach is empty, perform this asana a minimum of four to six hours after your meal.
7. Mudra, Yoni
The Yoni Mudra is meant to honor Shakti, the feminine deity, and the word “yoni” in Hinduism relates to the womb or “vulva.” By quietening the mind’s continual anxious chatter, Yoni Mudra lowers anxiety. Additionally, some practitioners believe that performing this mudra can improve women’s health and fertility.
8. Backward Bound Angle (Supta Baddha Konasana)
In this position, the muscles in the inner thighs and pelvis are relaxed, which can help ease stress and discomfort associated with an IVF-related hormonal reproductive cycle. When laying on your back, if necessary, support your neck with a cushion or bolster. In a butterfly stance, place your feet together with your soles facing inward. Bend your knees as you do this. Your palms have to be on the mat next to you, facing up. Take a few slow, deep breaths for 10 to 15 seconds to unwind.