Living a healthy lifestyle is important for anyone looking to conceive. While nutrition and overall health is important, fertility-friendly physical activities can also play a major role in improving your chances of conceiving. One such calming way to be more mindful of your body and healthy habits is yoga. Practicing yoga regularly can help to create the right hormonal balance and use oxygen and energy more efficiently, along with nourishing and strengthening the body. Here are 9 fertility boosting asanas that will increase your chances of conception.
1. Virabhadrasana (warrior pose)
This specific pose helps to stretch the contraceptive muscles and organs, which can help boost circulation in the pelvic area. When attempting the Warrior 1 pose, make sure to keep your back and neck straight and hold the pose for five minutes.
2. Balasana (child’s pose)
The Balasana pose, also known as the Child’s Pose, stretches your lower back and helps to improve circulation in the lower belly. To attempt this pose, sit on your heels, stretch your arms out and bring your forehead to the floor, and breathe deeply for a few minutes.
3. Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose)
A great pose to open up the pelvic region, Baddha Konasana strengthens the cervix and increases circulation to your reproductive organs. Begin by sitting on the floor, bring your feet together, and wrap your hands around your feet. Relax your shoulders and lean forward, exhaling as you go and holding the position for five minutes.
4. Malasana (garland pose)
Malasana, also known as the Garland or Squatting pose, can help to bring more blood flow to the lower pelvic area and be beneficial to overall fertility. To attempt, stand up straight and all the way down into a deep squat, keeping your feet shoulder width apart. Put your hands together in a prayer position and focus on releasing tension from your body.
5. Viparita Karani (legs up the wall pose)
The Viparita Karani pose is a great way to get relief from bloating and cramping. To do this pose, lie on your back and scoot your body against the wall until your legs are vertical. Relax your body, focusing your breathing and holding the pose for 5-10 minutes.
6. Ushtrasana (camel pose)