5 Yoga Poses For Boosting Fertility

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on September 3, 2012

For centuries, yoga has been proven to be one of the most effective forms of exercise to promote good health in the body. In yoga, one tends to push the body against itself, using stretches and contortions to work on different areas of the body. Often, we do not even know the extent to which our bodies are capable of stretching. Yoga seeks to enable the body to reach its capacity, thus enabling it to be healthier.


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When a woman is suffering from infertility, it could be due to many different reasons. Some of these may be related to structural problems while others are related to hormonal problems. It has been proven that exercise and good health promotes the healthy and efficient functioning of the various systems in the human body.

Thus one can use yoga for fertility as it is a simple and healthy form of exercise. There are many different yoga poses that target various areas of the body. When it comes to yoga for fertility there are two aspects that need to be explored. Firstly, the woman should practice basic yoga sequences and poses for general well-being. Over and above that, the individual can then use various yoga poses for fertility as described below.

Lotus Pose: This is one of the simplest yoga poses that helps to relax the body. The lotus pose is practiced by sitting cross-legged with the back firmly held straight and the wrists resting on the thighs. One must practice deep breathing at this point. The legs are crossed in such a way that the right foot sits above the left thigh and the left foot above the right thigh.

Dog Poses: The downward and upward facing dog poses are both used as part of the sun salutation sequence. These poses help to improve the tone of the back muscles and also to stretch the muscles in the leg. Regular use of these poses helps with improving the posture and also supporting the back which then helps with rejuvenating the organs within the abdominal and pelvic cavities.

Pelvic Tilt Pose: This pose uses the muscles in the pelvic region to help improve circulation there. First, the woman lies flat on the floor with the arms by her side. The feet are placed on the floor such that the legs form a triangular shape with the floor. From this pose, the pelvis is lifted such that the body aligns in a straight line from the knees to the shoulder. At this point, the weight of the body will be held by the feet and by the shoulders. One can move in and out of the pelvic tilt pose repeatedly until it is comfortable to hold the pose for a few seconds.

Cobbler Pose: This pose is used to stretch the inner thigh muscles and open out the pelvis. The individual sits on the floor with the back kept straight. The legs are then moved into a diamond-shaped setting where the bottoms of the feet touch each other. The palms of the hand are used to hold to toes following which an attempt is made to bring the heels closer to the pelvis. One may then lean forwards to try and touch the forehead to the feet. This stretch requires much time and practice to achieve.

Legs On The Wall Pose: Lying flat on the floor against a wall, one can place the buttocks such that the legs are held up on the wall and form a 90 degree angle between the torso and the legs. This pose is extremely relaxing and can be used for many minutes at a time. The focus should be on the legs and torso being held straight with the knees locked.

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