Fertility Yoga & Healthy Hormones Yoga for Women helps you regulate your menstrual cycle, balance your hormones, and increase your chances of conception – allowing you to be more in tune and reconnect with your body and menstrual cycle.
Fertility Yoga is a gentle practice based on Halta Yoga postures. It adapts to your body’s monthly rhythm to support your endocrine system. It is a safe practice for endometriosis, PCOS, an irregular or absent period. You will be welcomed into a community of women who may, like you, suffer from hormonal imbalances, PMS, amenorrhea (absence of period), menorrhagia (heavy bleeding), or fertility challenges.
You don’t have to plan a pregnancy to be interested in your fertility, as a healthy menstrual cycle indicates a healthy endocrine system. Fertility Yoga is not necessarily about trying to conceive, it is about giving birth to your true self and opening the door to creativity, passion, and joy.
This is the ultimate form of self-care.
The health of a woman’s immune system depends on the health of all her bodily systems collectively: the endocrine system (ovaries, pituitary, adrenals, hypothalamus, and thyroid glands); the nervous system, and the lymphatic and circulatory systems. Central to my approach is the “relaxation response,” (also called “rest and digestion” mode) our intrinsic capacity to reduce internal stress, as opposed to the “fight or flight” response that our body activates when faced with stressful events. We activate this relaxation response during our practice with deep-belly breathing and a gentle practice. The approach calms the adrenal glands which, during fight or flight mode, are exhausted from constantly pumping adrenaline into the body.
Because the hypothalamus and pituitary glands are so closely connected to the brain’s emotional centre, stress has a direct impact on our monthly cycles and general wellness. Being repeatedly subjected to fight or flight distress keeps your body at a consistently high level of strain, overflowing with stress hormones.
This has an impact on your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress hormone levels, and muscle tension. It’s no wonder this assault on your body contributes to aggravated hormonal imbalances, headaches, migraines, backaches, insomnia, exhaustion, increased stomach acid production, irritability, sexual dysfunction… I could go on.
We can’t control the amount of stress we come in contact with, but we CAN control how we respond to it. Taking time for reflection and relaxation gives the body and spirit a powerful signal that they are loved.
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