5 Best Yoga Poses for Fertility
There’s a myriad of reasons why people struggle with infertility. Despite which, there are certain yoga postures that encourages the body to be more responsive to conception. While doing these postures alone do not guarantee pregnancy (obviously), it does help align the body and mind for the purpose of conception.
Restorative yoga postures that stimulate and boost hormone production, increase blood circulation to reproductive organs, and relaxes the abdominal and reproductive areas of the body – are generally known as fertility poses.
#1: The Mother of Asanas: Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsanasa)
Being one of the toughest and most challenging yoga postures, the headstand (in this case, the supported headstand) is the mother of all postures that delivers the most beneficial results – especially for fertility. There is something to be said for inversions where the blood is given a chance to circulate a different direction to areas and organs that may be lacking of its supply to function properly.
Going into a headstand and maintain the posture, requires acute focus and concentration. And somehow when the feet is off the ground and above the head, the body is lifted, weightless and relaxed. This posture stimulate nerves at the top of the head, takes pressure off the heart and boosts hormones.
#2: The Moderate Backbend: Supported Bridge (Setu Badha Sarvangasana)
This pose clinches the muscles around the hip region and tilts the pelvis up into the air. By doing so, stimulated energy and blood begins to circulate to the pelvic region, especially the uterus and ovaries. Like all inversion poses, do not do this pose when you are menstruating.
#3: The All-Time Favorite: Butterfly (Baddha Konasana)
Without our knowing or control, we carry the burden of stress and tension mainly in our hip region. This is a powerful pose that aids in opening up the groin and hips, thereby releasing negative pent-up energy. This is probably one of the most favorite poses for the ladies because it is easy to get into, and gives a sense of soothing and grounding.
#4: The Easy-Peasy: Legs-On-The-Wall (Virprita Karani)
Again, this pose relaxes the pelvic region and encourages the flow of blood to the uterus. Putting legs up on the wall actually relaxes the whole body and reverses the body’s natural flow of blood and energy. It also helps to regulate the thyroid and other endocrine glands. If you can, prop your hips up and tuck a blanket under to elevate the pelvic region. You can rest in this pose anywhere from two to ten minutes. Again, if you are mensutrating or suffer from hernia, glaucoma and detached hernia, do not do this pose.
#5: The Essential Pose: Cobra (Bhujangasana)
There are many poses that help to stimulate hormone production and bring energy to the reproductive organs, but this is one of the most effective ways to increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. It is also one of the most essential asanas in any yoga practice. If you don’t perform at least one cobra pose in a yoga class, it is probably not yoga.