Calm infertility stress with yoga at home

Calm infertility stress with yoga at home

Calm infertility stress with yoga at home

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Calm infertility stress with yoga at home


If you feel that life is full of stress and you are anxious about the pressures of trying to conceive, make yoga a part of your day. Not only is it relaxing, but it may also help to naturally boost a woman’s fertility, according to ancient yogic beliefs.

Trying for a baby can be a stressful time for some couples. On average, most couples will take between six and nine months to conceive, which can feel like an eternity. Fertility experts tell couples to relax and reduce stress, which is hard to do.

Certain yoga poses are championed for helping with infertility as they open up the pelvis and hip joints, increase the blood flow to the pelvis and rebalance your hormones. Some poses even claim to help to stimulate your ovaries.

There are simple poses that you can try at home. All you need is a quiet space, a mat and some loose clothing. Here are a few simple poses:

Supported bridge pose: Lying flat on the floor, belly up, bend your knees so that your feet are as close to your buttocks as possible. Make sure your feet are placed firmly on the ground. Inhale, and on the exhale, lift your pelvis and buttocks up off the floor. Your thighs and inner feet should stay parallel to each other. Move your arms underneath you for extra support and clasp your hands together. Lift your pelvis and buttocks up until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees are directly above your heels.

Continue inhaling and exhaling. Hold the pose for as long as you can, between 30 seconds and one minute. On an exhalation, come out of the pose by slowly rolling your spine down to the floor.

Cobbler’s pose: Sitting on your mat with your legs straight out in front of you, exhale and bend your knees, pulling your heels toward you. Keeping your feet on the ground, drop your knees towards the ground, pressing the soles of your feet together. Don’t push down on your thighs or force your knees further down than they want to go.
Bring your heels as close to your body as you can. Using your thumb, index and middle finger, take hold of the big toe on each foot.

Continue inhaling and exhaling while you sit up straight. Hold the pose for one to five minutes.

To come out of the pose, inhale and lift your knees up, away from the floor, keeping your feet in contact with the floor at all times. Exhale and extend your legs back to your starting position.

Legs on the wall pose: This pose is considered to be a relaxation pose and is a great way to end of any yoga session. Lie down on the ground with your buttocks as close to the wall as possible. On an exhalation, slowly extend your legs up the wall so that your body forms a 90-degree angle. Continue inhaling and exhaling deeply.

Hold the pose for a few minutes before slowly lowering your legs to the ground.

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MyVillage, 21st October

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