One of the top priorities of people in the 21st century is professional success. The so-called adverse outcome of this quest is stress and its related health problems, which have also become common. People experience stress in the form of stringent deadlines, working late nights, a packed schedule, and a hurried lifestyle, which is affecting physical and mental well-being.
One of the serious consequences of erratic lifestyle and stress is infertility. Irrespective of their best efforts, many couples are unable to conceive successfully. If you are also facing a similar predicament then it is high time that you embrace the curative practice of yoga.
Besides healing your body, mind, and soul, yoga has the power to remove the predicaments that obstructs successful conception. Yoga is indeed a very effective practice that can not only help you in boosting fertility but also maintain your general well-being. If you are desirous of keeping your stress level to a minimum and resolve infertility issues then practicing yoga is a perfect way out. The objective of this article is to mention some yoga asanas that will help you in improving your fertility.
1. Bee Breathing (Bhramari Pranayama)
The Bee breathes technique or Bhramari Pranayama delivers proven results in minimizing stress. Stress is one of the main factors that cause infertility. This pranayama is effective in releasing anxiety and stress. It will come down to your body and mind thereby optimizing your chances of conceiving successfully. If you can ever recall one of the simplest of and fertility boosting yoga then it has to be Bee Breathing.
To practice this pranayama you have to sit straight keep your eyes closed. Now use your index fingers to plug your ear hole. Now take a deep breath to fill your lungs and as you release the air make a humming sound like that of a flying bee. In this way, you should practice the pranayama five to six times.
2. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
This exercise helps to stretch the hamstrings, hips, and lower backs. It also revitalizes the uterus and ovaries in women, which are the main organs responsible for successful conception. The asana also improves your psychological state.
To practice this asana you have to sit straight your legs stretched out and the tows should be flexed towards your torso. Now you have to inhale and raise both of your arms above the head. While exhaling keeps bending, forward from the hip and tries to hold the big toe with your fingers. With practice, you can bring your chest and head down to touch the thighs. Paschimottanasana is a proven fertility boosting exercise.
3. Reclining Bound Angle (Supta Badha Konasana)
This asana exercises your groin muscles, inner thighs, relieves stress, and eliminates the discomfort associated with menstrual cramps, IVF, and medicated fertility cycle. You can make this asana an integral part of your fertility treatment.
While exhaling lie on your back with the help of your hands rest your neck on a pillow if needed. While bending your knees bring the soles of your feet to the ground. Now let the knees drop to your side in such a way that the soles touch each other. Put your both hands on your side with palms facing upward.
Try to stay in this position for 3 minutes in the beginning gradually with practice you can extend the time limit of your practice to 10 minutes. Remember to breathe normally during the practice of this asana. Once you are done with the practice of this asana, turn to your side and slowly raise your torso in a nice comfortable seated position.
4. Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasan)
This asana exercises your thyroid gland whose dysfunction leads to infertility. It also helps you to relieve stress and calm your mind.
Lie on your back on the ground and stretch your legs. Keep both of your arms on the side of your body. Keep your palms facing in the upward direction. Now keep raising your both legs together until it forms a90 degree angle. With the help of your palms lift your waist from the floor and bring your legs forward such that they are kept vertical to the ground.
Thereafter hold your waist with the support of your palms and raise both of your legs such that it forms a 90-degree angle with the floor. You can stay in this position comfortably for 15 seconds. As you practice, you can slowly increase the time to three minutes. Once you are done with the practice slowly bring your back and legs down on the ground resting your whole body parallel to the floor.
When you practice this asana regularly, it will have a positive effect on the state of your mind and body. It will also boost your chances of conception. It is best to practice yoga under the watchful eyes of a certified yoga trainer to avoid injuries and complications.