25 Minute Fertility Yoga Workout

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Fertility Yoga

I want to share with you this fertility yoga workout with you when planning for pregnancy. This fertility yoga sequence is designed to slow you down and reconnect you with your incredible life-creating body.

If you're trying to get pregnant, it can be very stressful as you wait for the exciting news for that positive sign on the pregnancy test. But did you know that all that unwanted stress is actually making it even harder to get pregnant!

I have created this yoga workout for all fitness levels so this is for YOU! Reduce stress around conceiving with this yoga for fertility routine.

Fertility Yoga Class to Reduce Stress (25 minutes)

How Does Yoga Aid Fertility?

When you include yoga postures, meditation, breathing, visualisations, and positive thinking into your fertility self care program you can improve preconception care, lower your stress hormones and improve egg quality.

Revive your libido, awaken your energy, and prime your reproductive system for fertility. Use these yoga poses, mindfulness practices, and holistic health tips when you’re trying to conceive.

Are You Trying to Get Pregnant?

When it comes to getting pregnant, there's so much information out there it can be hard to know what to do and what not to do - it's overwhelming, I get it.

Knowing where to start on your health and fitness journey can be tough as you prepare for pregnancy. Your goal is to start physically getting your body ready 'Now' so that you can enjoy a healthier and more empowering pregnancy.

Benefits of Yoga

Did you know that about 1 in 8 couples experience infertility. So, if this is you, you're not alone. About one-third of cases are due to a women’s fertility issue, one-third are caused by a male issue, and the rest is a combination of the two or occur for unknown reasons.

1. Fertility Yoga Strengthens the Body

Your goal is to attain a healthy weight when trying to get pregnant. Being excessively overweight, or underweight, can impact on your chances of getting pregnant. One of the great benefits of yoga is that is strengthens your entire body and contributes to maintaining a healthy weight.

2. Yoga is Ideal for Beginners

If you haven't exercised for a while then yoga is a great form of exercises to help you ease back into a regular exercise program. Yoga is non-impact and it helps you to feel a burn in your muscles and provides increased flexibility.

3. Yoga Can Ease Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Up to 40 - 50% of women undergoing infertility treatment experience some level of anxiety, depression, or both. Has anyone ever told you to 'Relax' which only makes you feel worse?

By including a yoga workout in your weekly routine can help reduce stress which will improve your immune system function.

4. Balances Hormones

When stress is controlled, hormone levels follow. The body and mind, breath and balance is all connected. So where yoga helps is to improve the interaction between the brain and hormones resulting in the hormones to be better balanced overall.

5. Increases Assisted Reproductive Technology Success Rates

Yoga helps to boost both men's and women's physiological and psychological states. So, if you're currently undergoing IVF or trying other assisted reproductive technology (ART), then yoga may increase the chances that you'll get pregnant.

As with any form of exercise you must have trust in your instructor. It is important to know which poses or positions may cause you harm. But generally speaking, yoga for fertility is safe. You may want to ask your doctor if there are any reasons you should avoid yoga.

When starting out, I want you to start slow and avoid going too far into poses. You should be focusing your breathing.

Best Types of Fertility Yoga

Every different type of yoga comes with either a specific sequence or focus. Some types are more appropriate than others if you're trying to conceive or if you're a beginner.

The following types of yoga tend to be more gentle:

  1. Restorative
  2. Hatha
  3. Lyengar
The Takeaway

I love yoga and have practiced and taught it for nearly 15 years. So the biggest piece of advice I want to give you is this - please make sure you do your research into the instructor you choose. They must be qualified and experienced. If you cannot make it to a local studio, then my online yoga classes are ideal as you can do your workout at home.