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Yoga for Fertility – 5 Tips for Getting Pregnant Yogi Style

Fertility yoga poses can increase your chances of getting pregnant, especially if you optimize all four phases of the reproductive cycle (menstrual, follicular, ovulatory and luteal). Here are the best “yoga for fertility” resources for a healthy pregnancy.

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Restoring Fertility – Yoga for Optimal Fertility was developed by reproductive medicine specialists who have helped thousands of women become pregnant. Drs. Brandon Horn, PhD, LAc (FABORM) and Wendy Yu PhD(c), LAc (FABORM) offer four sets in this DVD that integrate yoga poses with acupuncture channels, to optimize each of the four phases of the reproductive cycle (menstrual, follicular, ovulatory and luteal).

One of the best ways to learn whether yoga improves fertility and increases pregnancy chances is to give it a try! Yoga is a wonderful way to relax, mediate, and stay healthy — which is why it can help with getting pregnant.

If you find yoga mysterious or even difficult, remember: “Before you’ve practiced, the theory is useless,” says David Williams. “After you’ve practiced, the theory is obvious.”

The more you learn about how exercises such as yoga increase fertility, the more you’ll understand and even embrace the yoga poses.

Fertility Yoga for Getting Pregnant

If you’re a believer, read How to Do Yoga for Christians.

Is there science that proves fertility yoga helps women get pregnant?

Not that I could find. But, my research taught me that doing yoga with your partner can strengthen your relationship emotionally, physically and spiritually. The stronger you are as a couple, the better you’ll be able to flow through the ups and downs of trying to get pregnant.

Be open to trying natural ways to get pregnant

My husband and I haven’t tried fertility yoga because I’m just discovering and researching it. We do regular yoga together, though – and we’re happy try all sorts of ways to conceive a baby (acupuncture, herbal medicines, etc). Before you decide if fertility yoga isn’t worthwhile or your possible miracle cure for lack of pregnancy, I encourage you to give it a chance. You might also try acupuncture for fertility, or Bowen Therapy for Fertility.

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“Yoga for Fertility – 5 Tips for Getting Pregnant Yogi Style”

Do what relaxes you when you’re trying to get pregnant

Fertility treatments – or even just trying to get pregnant – can be stressful and hard on couples coping with infertility. If a few bouts of fertility yoga don’t relax you, or even increases your anxiety levels, then move on to a different complementary therapy. The foundation of fertility yoga is that it’s relaxing, energizing, and strengthening. The better you feel, the more likely you’ll conceive a baby.

Use “fertility yoga” for both relaxation and a physical workout

For yoga to be effective, you need to balance stretching and conditioning your muscles with slow, deep breathing. The idea behind fertility yoga is the simple movement of energy: the poses correct blockages or imbalances in the body, which could be the root of some infertility issues.

Focus on certain yoga poses to increase fertility

This is where a DVD, book, or in-person class comes in handy! There are certain yoga poses that affect fertility by improving hormone levels, increasing circulation to reproductive organs, and stimulating the abdominal and reproductive parts of the body. Some of these fertility yoga poses include Bridge Pose, Child’s Pose, Cobbler’s Pose, and Legs on the Wall Pose.

If you need help choosing a yoga DVD, read Best Yoga DVDs, Plus 4 Tips for Choosing a Yoga DVD. Those yoga DVDs are all related to fertility specifically, but

Include your partner in the fertility yoga poses

Practicing yoga together can bond you and your spouse – and it can be fun! My husband and I do a Sun Salutation every morning before the day begins…it’s not a specific yoga pose for fertility, but it energizes us for the day. And, it’s something we do together, which brings us closer. If you think your partner wouldn’t be into trying yoga, just ask him or her to try it three times. If it’s not working for you, then try something else!

Yoga for Pregnant Women

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Yoga for Fertility – 5 Tips for Getting Pregnant Yogi Style

Research shows that yoga increases the health of pregnant women, too. The effects of yoga on pregnant women has recently been studied by researchers from Manchester University, with results showing that yoga during pregnancy can reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.

Stress during pregnancy has been linked to premature birth, low birth weight and increased developmental and behavioral problems in the child as a toddler and adolescent, as well as later mental health problems in the mother. A high level of anxiety during pregnancy is linked with postnatal depression, which in turn is associated with increased risk of developing depression later in life.

There is also evidence yoga can reduce the need for pain relief during birth and the likelihood for delivery by emergency caesarean section. Researchers already know that pregnancy yoga can help improve physical health and strength while women are pregnant, and this new evidence shows that yoga during pregnancy may have important benefits for women’s emotional health, as well.

Yoga isn’t just for fertility or getting pregnant – it’s a regular exercise that can be incorporated into your daily life and routine. If your husband does yoga, I encourage you to get yoga DVDs and practice at home. That’s what my husband and I do, and it feels great.

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Resources for Fertility Yoga

To learn more about increasing pregnancy chances, check out Yoga Practices for Fertility on Amazon. There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to fertility yoga or conceiving a baby. What works for some couples doesn’t work for everyone.

Bend, Breathe, and Conceive Fertility Yoga is one of Fairhaven Health’s bestselling products for fertility. This tension that comes with trying to get pregnant can take an emotional and physical toil on your health. Stress hormones are released, which in turn have a negative impact on reproductive balance and your ability to get pregnant.

Yoga can help to restore your reproductive balance and counter the effects of stress in a way that encourages successful conception.

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16 thoughts on “Yoga for Fertility – 5 Tips for Getting Pregnant Yogi Style”

  1. Good valuable tips for trying to conceive, I too did yoga when i was trying to conceive. Many of pregnant moms too get beneficial effects from this method…

  2. Please help me to get the exact posture for yoga. Because I want to get a child. We were trying since last 12 years. please help me. I have low sperm count and low motility. Sperm count : 20 million and motility : 10%. Please May god shower on his choicest blessings on you.

  3. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Claryssa, thanks for your tidbit about herbal remedies to get pregnant. I haven’t researched those, but think it would make a great article to write!

    Ratna, I don’t think surya namaskar (sun salutation) interferes with the ability to get pregnant. However, your best bet is to read a book about fertility yoga for couples — the “Yoga Practices for Infertility” DVD featured in the article above has some great tips.


  4. It can be included into one of natural pregnant tips. The most popular method to get pregnant naturally is now using herbal remedies. But I believe yoga will get popular too.

  5. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your yoga tips! It’s good to remember that there are different types of yoga, and we need to practice different ones until we find what works for us. I like Power Yoga the best 🙂

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    Many yoga classes are out there, and you may be turned off if you pick one that does not suit your personality and state of physical fitness. For most beginners, a hatha or vinyasa class will be most appropriate, depending on whether you want a slow or fast-paced class. These are basic styles, and you can always try something fancier later.

  7. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Thanks for your comment, Jemmah.

    I practice yoga at home regularly, too…it helps for so many things! Yoga didn’t help us get pregnant, though. I think that whether or not yoga helps with conceiving a baby depends on the cause of infertility.

  8. i practice Yoga purely for the purpose of reducing stress and it really works. Yoga keeps both of my mind and body relax.

  9. I am currently enrolled in a Yoga class. The health benefits are great, I am more relaxed and I can sleep well at night. I’m glad to know it helps fertility, too!

  10. After enrolling in a Yoga Class, I am more relaxed than ever. Yoga is really very helpful both for physical and mental health.