Every woman has the entrenched desire to be a mother. But getting pregnant becomes quite difficult with some women leaving them depressed. But there is a solution to this- yoga. Yes you just read it right! Yoga has the power to cure infertility as well but gradually. It works wonderfully on the immune system by warding off some common diseases thus boosting the chances of fertility. So yoga is great for women with ovary related issues.
After reading the above lines you must be curious to know the yoga poses that will help in becoming pregnant. So without wasting any further time, I offer a list of asanas that will definitely work for a woman with conceiving problems :
HASTAPADASANA (FORWARD BEND WITH PALM ON THE GROUND)
Inhale and raise your hands up and then slowly bend forwards and exhale. Touch your palm to the ground and hold breath while in this position. Inhale and slowly rise up. Do this 10 times.
This is a great yoga posture to tone up thighs and helps in blood circulation. It also helps to let go off tension in the back of the neck.
JANU SHIRASANA (HEAD TO KNEE POSE)
Sit on your bottom and bring both your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your right knee and place the sole of your foot against the inner thigh. Inhale and sit up tall. Now exhale to fold the torso over the left leg. Wrap the hands around the left foot. Stay in this posture for 10 breaths, sit up and do the same pose on your left side. This too stretches the entire body relieving the body from tensions and stress.
VIPARITA KARANI (LEGS UP THE WALL)
Move towards the closest wall with your mat and sit sideways positioning yourself a few inches away from the wall. While exhaling, swing the hips at 90 degrees to bring the legs up the wall. Rest the head and shoulders lightly on the floor with arms on the sides and eyes closed. Keep the legs firmly on the wall. If you feel uncomfortable, then move a few inches away from the wall.
Gives an instant sense of calm after positioning oneself in this yoga asana. After sex, you can get into this position to increase the chances of getting conceived.
BALASNA (CHILD’S POSE)
Come to your knees and breathe deeply. Keep your arms in front of you and rest your forehead on the mat. Rest your arms beside the legs , with arms extended in front of you. Stay this way with at least 10 deep breaths.
This pose offers a lot of stretch to tense and wound-up shoulders. Increases the blood flow also which helps in increasing the fertility rate.
PASCHIMOTTANASANA (Seated Forward Bend)
Sit straight with legs together and stretched in front of you. Bend your head and trunk slowly forward to catch the toes with your fingers without bending the elbows. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly and touch your head to both knees. Try to touch the elbow on the floor. Stay in this posture for a few seconds. Slowly return to your start position by breathing normally. Repeat for 3-4 times.
Removes anxiety, anger and irritability. It stretches the spine and tones the abdominal muscles. Also balances the menstrual cycle. Can be done as a pre and post natal yoga.
BADDHA KONASANA (Butterfly Pose)
Sit with lehs straight out in front of you. Exhale, bend the knees and pull your heels towards the pelvis by dropping your knees to the sides and pressing the soles of your feet together. Keep the outer edges of the feet closely on the ground . sit in a way to bring the pubic and the tailbone at equidistant from the floor. Release the head of the thigh bones toward the floor. Stay in this pose for at least 1 to 5 minutes. Then inhale, lift your knees away from the floor and extend the legs back to the original position.
This asana stimulates the heart and blood flow, soothes menstrual discomfort and stimulates the abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate glands.
KAPALBHATI PRANAYAMA (Rhythmic Rapid Breathing)
Take two normal breaths deeply. Now exhale by pulling in your abdomen. Repeat this at least 20 times by keeping a rhythmic breathing pattern. While you inhale, hold your breath as long as you can and then exhale.
The blood gets purified with this pranayam which enhances the quality and quantity of reproductive cells.
BHRAMARI PRANAYAM (Bee Breath)
Sit with your back straight and shoulders relaxed. Take a few natural breaths and close your eyes. Inhale through the nostrils, exhale by making the sound f the letter M with lips sealed. Sustain the sound as long as you can. Then inhale again and repeat the entire process.
This pranayam relieves the body from tension and anger and activates the pituitary gland which controls all other glands of the body.
SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA (Bridge Pose)
Lie on the floor, bend your knees and keep the feet as close as to the sitting bones. Exhale and press the inner feet and arms on the floor, push the tail bone upwards and lift the buttocks off the floor. Clasp the hands below the pelvis and stretch the arms to stay on top of the shoulders. Lift the buttocks to bring the thighs parallel to the floor. Keep the knees directly over the heels and lift the pubis toward the navel. Lift the chin away from the sternum. Firm the outer arms and broaden the shoulders. Stay in this pose for a minute and then release yourself by exhaling and rolling the spine slowly down the floor.
Lie on your mat with eyes closed, arms by the side and palm facing up with ankles falling outward. Take deep breaths and stay in this position for a minimum of 5 minutes.
This pose puts you at ease which is a necessary factor for getting conceived because increased levels of stress decreases the chances of fertility.
These asanas when done along with meditation helps in proper functioningof the hormones thus promoting a healthy body. So get to start these asanas if you are suffering from infertilityand have a happy pregnancy thereafter.