Lifestyle habits and fast-paced life could bring in certain changes in our health, including fertility. When you are planning to start a family, you want to improve your fertility to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Motherhood is one of the most joyful experiences in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, not everyone makes getting to experience it. Past recent years, there has been a steady rise in the number of couples seeking counseling and treatment for fertility. Long working hours, demanding schedules and erratic lifestyle has ensured that modern lives are stressful. Infertility is on the rise in both men and women. Anxiety and Depression, guilt and stress can significantly reduce fertility rates.
So, how do you get rid of stress and improve fertility in natural ways? Yoga. Yoga is stress and anxiety reducer. Yoga relieves stress, which can negatively impact your ability to get pregnant. Research has shown that women with more biomarkers for stress in the saliva had less of a chance of getting pregnant during ovulation than women with fewer biomarkers for stress and that women with higher levels of cortisol in the body had an increased risk of miscarriage.
Yoga has several benefits for general health overall. However, for an issue relating to fertility, yoga can help in the following ways-
- Reduces production of adrenaline and cortical hormones responsible for stress which is the primary reason for infertility.
- Yoga stimulates the ovary and uterus
- Improve blood flow and supply to the reproductive system
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Reduces tension, mood swings and depression
- Enables smooth delivery
Try these yoga poses for improving fertility and conceiving your dream in a natural way-
1) Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend) :
Extend the legs along with the mat. Reach your arms overhead. Extended spine upward and fold forward, hinging at the hips and keeping the back straight. Full forward as much as you can while keeping the spine extended. Hold for 5 breath.
-Stretches the lower back, hamstrings, and hips.
-Stimulates the uterus and ovaries
2) ViparitaKarani (supporting legs up the wall)
Place a bolster, folded blanket or a long pillow a few inches away from and parallel to the wall. Lie down with your lower back on a bolster and your leg up against the wall. Place your arms in a “T” beside you. Hold here and breathe deeply. Stay in this position up to 5 minutes. This yoga helps to relieve backache and improves the flow of blood to the pelvic region.
3) Hastapadasana (standing forward bend)
Stand straight together with your legs getting ready to one another. Take a deep breath and on inhalation raise your hands over the head. On an exhalation, bend your body forward such that your back stretches as much as possible. Try to reach the ankle with your hand while keeping the knee straight. Hold this position for a few seconds. Inhale and gradually get back to the straight position. This yoga improves blood supply to the nervous system and the pelvic region. It also releases stress from the abdominal region and stretches the spine muscle.
4) BaddhaKonasana (Butterfly pose)
It is known to be the best hip openers as it significantly stretches your groin, inner thighs, and knees. Sit with your legs straight. Bend your knees so that the souls of your feet touch each other. Pull the feet as close as possible by holding toes with your hands. Breathe normally and flap your knees and thighs just like a butterfly flaps its wings. Slowly increase and decrease speed. This yoga increases blood flow in the pelvic region and releases negative energy and toxins from the region.
5) Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
Lie on your stomach with your palms facing the floor and your feet top down the floor. Inhale and exhale slowly, as you lift the top of your body, hands, and hips downwards. Hold this position for a moment and think about your respiration. Then release your body and lie flat on the floor. This asana is best for improving fertility. It increases blood flow to ovaries and uterus. It also helps in creating hormonal balance, as well as the production of cervical mucus that makes the journey of the sperm to egg easier.
6) SetuBandhasana (supported bridge pose)
Lie down on your back, keeping your knees bent along with your feet flat on the ground, slightly apart. Keep your arms on the side with your palms facing up. Exhale and press your lower back to the ground. Firm associate in nursing an arch by curling your tailbone and lifting your spine and buttocks from the ground. Hold the pose for 1 to 2 minutes as you inhale and exhale. Gradually loosen up your body bring it back to the floor. This pose helps your pelvic region open up and expand. It also treats symptoms like anxiety, stress, depression, and fatigue.
Author Bio: Rachel is a beauty and health specialist offering advice on beauty tips and healthy living. She has been in the health and beauty industry for more than 4 years. She is an author at Lifebun, nutritionist and a beautician. She has done enormous research in this field and helped numerous men and women transform their life.