FERTILITY YOGA

THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND FERTILITY YOGA

One in eight couples struggles with fertility challenges, and most women suffer from hormonal imbalances or PMS at some point of their lives. The Fertility Yoga technique is about getting back in tune with your body and the universal laws that govern creativity and fertility. It is about giving birth to your true self, regardless of whether you’re trying to conceive or not.

This practice allows us to remove ourselves from the “fight or flight” reaction caused by stress, replacing it with a “relaxation response” while activating our sympathetic nervous system. This method was created in the USA. Many fertility clinics and healthcare practitioners recommend Yoga for Fertility classes by Lynn Jensen to their patients.

Fertility Yoga uses Halta poses which are gentle, focusing on mindful, deep breathing into the lower abdomen to increase the flow of energy in the heart and reproductive areas.

You will be welcomed into a non-judgemental space where you are free to share your struggles and grievances and reveal how you truly feel. Experience a sense of belonging in a community of supportive women.


My practice is all about empowering women to reconnect with their bodies and reach their full potential. Remove yourself from an over-expectant society where you feel pressured and stressed.

CLASS BENEFITS

Tailored poses and practices

We accommodate your specific condition, whether you are taking part in IVF cycles, are suffering from endometriosis, have painful PMS, or just want to enjoy a practice that connects with your cycle.

Energy and blood flow

These exercises will increase your energy and blood flow– especially in the heart and pelvic area. Yoga’s squeeze-and-soak action pushes out cellular toxins more efficiently than any other form of exercise.

Mind and body connection

Brings you back to the present. Instead of telling our bodies what to do all the time, you will learn to listen to the messages coming from your body.

Yin & yang balance

The process of balancing the masculine and feminine energies in your body.

Focus on your pelvic and heart area

Spiritually and physically open the heart, leaving you with more love to give – and bigger capacity to receive it.

Stimulates hormone production

Assists your endocrine system to regulate your metabolism, sexual function, and more.

Calms your adrenal glands

Works on your adrenal glands to reduce stress levels and help you experience relaxation. Your emotions effect the way these glands work when you’re feeling tense, afraid, nervous, or stressed. This all directly impacts your endocrine and nervous systems.

HOW IT WORKS

First Half of your Cycle 

Stimulate the ovaries

We will focus on the stimulation of your pelvic area, with poses that open the heart and hips. This promotes the production of follicles and high-quality eggs. This will also help with the development of a thick lining in your uterus.

Second Half of your Cycle 

Supporting Implantation

You will perform more relaxing poses and focus more on support and relaxation.

During Menstruation

Resting

You will perform more relaxing poses and focus more on support and relaxation.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Acceptance of and respect for what you can and can’t do – without judgment. Getting away from the “no pain, no gain” mentality.
  • Working at your own pace by listening to your body and finding peace in your comfort zone.
  • Expanding whatever you choose to focus on.
  • Receiving versus achieving.
  • Being present in body, mind, and soul.

STUDIES

There have been only a few studies showing the influence of using yoga as a stress reduction method and its impact fertility. The most famous one is a study conducted in 2009 by Alice Domar, PhD, of Harvard Medical School who created a fertility program at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and later opened the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health. Her research showed that 55% of infertility patients participating in a 10-week mind-body program (which included yoga and meditation) successfully conceived compared to 20% in a control group.

Another study published in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine concluded that stress negatively affects reproductive outcomes in IVF cycles and suggests that yoga can be an adjuvant to improve the pregnancy rates in couples undergoing Artificial Reproductive Technology. 

However, it would be misleading to say that by only practicing fertility yoga, you will solve all your fertility challenges, particularly for problems such as blocked fallopian tubes. Plus, there are many behaviors that can impact fertility such as lifestyle factors, nutrition, weight management, exercise, stress, smoking, recreational and prescription drugs use, alcohol consumption, environmental exposures ect… 

You can download PDF below that go through some studies on yoga, fertility and stress:

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