Fertility Yoga & Support @ Blossom
Nearly 1 in 8 couples in the United States will struggle to get pregnant at some point, and infertility can take a huge toll on women’s bodies, emotions and relationships. It’s not an easy journey, but yoga can play a positive role in helping women, and couples, manage the ups and downs.
Ways yoga can support your fertility:
1. HELP RECONNECT YOU WITH YOUR BODY
Many of us spend our days sitting at desks or in a car, and occupied by what’s happening in our heads without paying a lot of attention to our physical bodies. As a result, we become disconnected and forget to pay attention to the subtle cues our body gives us about how it feels and what it needs. Yoga is a way to rebuild that connection by turning our attention inward we slowly learn to notice subtle shifts and sensations, and to appreciate the messages our bodies send us. Learning to listen and work with our bodies, instead of against them, is an important part of the fertility process.
2. MANAGE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Most of us have plenty of stress in our lives already. When you add trying to get pregnant into the mix, it can often put us over the edge. Stress is a major factor in the fertility process and can be both a cause and effect of infertility, creating a domino effect in our bodies and throwing off our other hormones. Yoga is a great way to help us battle stress by teaching us to slow down and move mindfully.
3. INCREASE BLOOD FLOW AND CIRCULATION
Sitting most of the day (like many of us do), often causes limited the blood flow to our pelvic region. Yoga helps by opening up our hips and increasing that blood flow to our pelvic region and reproductive organs, providing them with fresh blood and the essential nutrients they need to do their job.
4. BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
Most hormonal imbalance can be traced back to lifestyle factors, including stress. When one piece of the system is out of whack, it can create a domino effect, causing more hormonal imbalance. Hormonal stability is essential for optimal fertility.
5. PROCESS CHALLENGING EMOTIONS
Yoga also offers a safe space for us to work through challenge and build resilience. It allows us to sit with discomfort by challenging us to hold a pose longer than we’d like, knowing it’s temporary. This is a valuable skill, not only for the fertility process, but it also helps prepare us for birth and parenthood (which combine discomfort, joy, and everything in between!)The most important thing to remember is that your body is a beautiful, life-giving vessel. Honor and nourish it on your journey to motherhood - whatever that journey may look like.
Kundalini Fertility Yoga
Wildflower Yoga for Fertility
These classes have very different styles. Please check out which is the best fit you you by visiting their respective webpages for more info.
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