Updated: Oct 11
Many women use yoga as a way to stay in shape, decrease stress, and connect to their spiritual side, but did you know yoga can boost fertility as well? If you’re looking for natural ways to support your ttc journey, try incorporating fertility yoga into your next fertility ritual.
By practicing specific yoga poses for fertility everyday, you can improve your reproductive health, release what’s no longer serving you, and heal blockages in your womb.
Benefits of Fertility Yoga
If you already practice yoga, you may be familiar with the benefits of a daily ritual practice.
Yoga not only improves your physical health through movement and detoxification, but can nurture your emotional and spiritual health as well. It can be a beautiful self-love ritual for my juju mamas wanting to connect to their spirit babies, or heal spiritual trauma.
Fertility yoga takes all the benefits of a regular yoga practice and focuses on the reproductive system, giving your womb the attention it needs to heal and thrive.
Here are just a few benefits of practicing yoga for fertility:
Fighting this fertility battle can be a painful and stressful experience. If you have health issues, relationship issues, or financial issues on top of not being able to get pregnant, your body is running on high alert.
Fertility yoga can decrease stress levels and balance your hormones through your mind, body, and breath. It encourages more mindfulness, and promotes relaxation. Research has even shown that practicing Hatha yoga can help reduce stress for women undergoing IVF treatment.
Many fertility yoga poses stimulate the reproductive organs by sending blood flow to that area.
This is especially important for my juju mamas with fibroids, as blood stagnation can interrupt blood flow to the pelvis and create physical blockages. Increasing circulation to the uterus and ovaries can also decrease menstrual pain and promote pelvic health.
Open and strengthen the hips
As women, we all understand the importance of strong, child-bearing hips! There are a ton of yoga poses that can relax and strengthen the muscles around your hips and pelvis, supporting a healthy pregnancy.
Now that you understand some of the benefits of fertility yoga, let’s talk about the actual poses that support these benefits.
Full disclaimer, I am not a certified yoga instructor, and these suggestions are for your fertility juju education only. When it comes to any physical practice or ritual, it’s best to listen to your body, and take what resonates.
Fertility Yoga Pose #1: Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana)
Bound angle pose, or butterfly, is a gentle hip opener that releases stagnant energy in your hips, and stretches the inner thigh muscles. It’s great for relaxation, and increasing hip flexibility.
Sit on your mat with your legs out in front of you. Bring the soles of your feet together, letting your knees fall to the side. Holding onto the outer edges of your feet, gently lean forward, keeping your back straight.
Fertility Yoga Pose #2: Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Bridge pose is a dynamic yet gentle backbend that can improve posture, and strengthen your pelvic floor. By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, you can increase circulation to your uterus, and improve reproductive health.
Lay on your mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. As you inhale, transfer your weight to your heels, and lift your hips upwards towards the ceiling.
Fertility Yoga Pose #3: Goddess Squat (Utkata Konasana)
Goddess pose is another great pose for opening and strengthening the hips, as well as increases circulation to the uterus and ovaries. This is an empowering pose that helps you embody the divine goddess within.
Stand with your feet 3 feet apart from one another. Point your toes towards the corners or your mat, and bend your knees until they are in line with your toes. Place your hands over your heart, or hold them out to the sides in a “T” formation.
Fertility Yoga Pose #4: Cobra (Bhujangasana)
Cobra pose is another backbend that stretches the upper and lower back, sending blood flow to the reproductive organs, however you should avoid it if pregnancy is suspected. These types of poses are especially great for my juju mamas who sit for prolonged periods of time.
Lay flat on your stomach, and place your hands underneath the shoulders. Transfer your weight to your palms, and lift upwards, arching your back towards the sky.
Fertility Yoga Pose #5: Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani)
Legs up the wall pose is a beautifully restorative pose to end your fertility yoga practice. It promotes relaxation, and sends blood flow to the pelvis, helping to balance hormones.
Place your yoga mat perpendicular to the wall, and lay flat on your back. Lift your legs in the air, and gently place them against the wall, with your hands out to the sides. Stay in this pose for several minutes, focusing on your breath.
Practicing fertility every day is one of the fastest ways to start experiencing the transformation you seek. If you find your body responds well to these poses, try incorporating them into your daily ritual practice.
And when you’re ready, take your fertility yoga to the next level by signing up for my next fertility ritual. These rituals are your opportunity to dive even deep into your fertility practice by tapping into your juju and healing your womb.
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