Holistic treatment for infertility is growing in popularity. Even when conventional fertility treatment methods are used, holistic methods such as yoga and acupuncture can provide added benefit. Treating for infertility and yoga practices can be used together to provide the best possible outcomes.
Understanding Infertility and Yoga
Often when people think of yoga, they think of two benefits - exercise and stress relief. These same two benefits apply during treatment for infertility. Stress can have a significantly negative impact on a fertility cycle. Additionally, staying physically active is an important part of both overall and reproductive wellness.
There are a number of benefits to doing yoga for fertility:
- Yoga helps to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Doing yoga can help a person achieve balance physically and emotionally
- Managing stress and providing a way for people to clear their heads
Introducing Yoga to Your Treatment Plan
Before starting any exercise program during fertility treatment, it is important to speak with your fertility care team. Once you’ve received the all clear, seek a yoga program that is specifically designed for the treatment of infertility. Some fertility centers may have yoga studios they refer individuals to or may offer classes on site. Try to incorporate yoga into your daily routine. Research has shown that doing yoga five times per week can have a significant impact on fertility.
Some yoga poses are believed to have the highest impact on fertility. Try to incorporate the following poses into your workout:
- Bound ankle pose
- Extended side angle pose
- Extended triangle pose
- Plow pose
- Upward bow
- Warrior pose
These positions are designed to open up the pelvis and surrounding areas and can increase blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Treatment for infertility and yoga go hand in hand. Learn how yoga can be a part of your personalized treatment plan by contacting the experts at New Hope Fertility Center. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank you.