Infertility

A holistic approach to improving both partner’s general health is essential to successfully conceive a healthy child. Overwork, stress, smoking, alcohol and a poor diet must all be avoided as they are known contributing factors to infertility. Yoga’s effectiveness at promoting fertility is due to its emphasis of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as its ability to balance hormonal problems and stimulate and strengthen the reproductive organs.

Yoga Postures
Yoga can be used to balance hormonal problems as well as stimulate and strengthen the reproductive organs. Use yoga poses from our complete list of Postures for Infertility and work with our Pose Sequence for Infertility.

Pranayama
Use Dirga and Nadi Sodhana Pranayamas to reduce stress and anxiety. Use Kapalabhati Pranayama to boost energy and circulate energy in the abdomen.

Meditation
Meditation reduces stress, calms the mind, and activate and balance the brain centers that regulate the levels of neurotransmitters and most hormones in the body. Use one of the following by itself and/or at the beginning and end of your yoga practice: Yoga Meditation or Third Eye Meditation.

Articles
Yoga Rx for Infertility
When You Want to Have a Baby…But Can’t
Fertility and Flexibility

Books and Videos
Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health
Yoga as Medicine
Yoga Therapy
The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health
Every Woman’s Yoga

Web Resources
MayoClinic: Infertility
Infertility & Reproduction Health Center

Yoga is not a substitute for conventional western medication; please consult your medical professional before starting a yoga practice.

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