Infertility is one of the most common troubles induced by stress and erratic lifestyles. Yoga-inspired exercises are ideal for women who are thinking about getting pregnant or having trouble conceiving. Yoga helps to increase the blood flow to certain organs and can have a positive influence on the endocrine system that regulates hormones. They also help relieve the body from stress and anxiety, increasing the chances of conception.
Here are 7 effective yoga poses for women to boost fertility.
Baddha Konasana – Butterfly Pose
Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet.
Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Fold
Paschimottanasana or the Seated Forward Bend pose is a forward bend asana. Paschimottanasana is also known as the Intense Dorsal Stretch pose as it engages the dorsal muscles of the back. ‘Paschima’ means your ‘back’ and ‘Uttana’ means ‘stretching’. This asana covers the stretching of the whole body from head to heels so it is called as Paschimottanasna.
Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
Sarvangasana or shoulder stand is a yoga pose wherein the whole body is balanced on the shoulders. Sarvangasana influences the functioning of all parts of your body. This asana is highly beneficial in maintaining the mental and physical health and is also referred as ‘Queen of asanas’. In addition to stimulating the thyroid gland, this pose also relieves stress and depression, improves digestion, opens the shoulders and neck, and strengthens your legs, butt, arms, and abs.
Viparita Karani – Legs Up The Wall
The Viparita Karani is a mild inversion and is also called the Inverted Lake Pose. Viparita Karani is known to diminish wrinkles and it can make you look younger. This posture will make your blood flow into various parts of your body that requires it. Viparita Karani is often done at the end of a yoga practice, before the final relaxation pose (Savasana) or meditation.
Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning ‘snake’ or ‘serpent’ and asana meaning ‘posture’ or ‘seat’. From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, firm the buttocks, and relieve stress and fatigue. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.
Setu Bandhasana – Bridge Pose
In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge pose. This rejuvenating backbend will open your chest up and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana will also help to prepare you for more intense backbends. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress.
Padahastasana is a standing forward fold and one of the 12 basic postures of Hatha yoga. This pose’s name comes from the Sanskrit pada which means ‘foot,’ hasta meaning ‘hand’ and asana meaning a ‘seat’ or ‘posture.’