Hindus believe that a spiritual body exists within our physical body. This spiritual body, they say, is powered by seven primary and constantly rotating wheels of life called chakras that affect one’s spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. In order to stay well, Hindus further believe that the body’s chakras must be free to receive and transmit energy to and from the universe, celestial beings, people, nature, and even things.
However, fear, stress, and anxiety can disrupt the flow of energy in your chakras. When energy is blocked from any of the chakras, the physical body manifests imbalance and thus becomes unhealthy, resulting in health issues such as infertility..
To improve your chances of becoming a parent, Hindu belief says chakra healing must first take place. If you are struggling with infertility, yoga could be your best natural solution, starting today.
How yoga improves fertility
According to certified yoga instructor, Julie Cade Bon, whether you are male or female, yoga can help decrease stress in your body. Julie, who runs a retreat facility in the US for couples struggling with infertility, says yoga techniques tone and strengthen the muscles, correct the spine’s alignment, improve blood circulation and respiration, and support the reproductive organs.
Benefits of infertility yoga
Primarily, yoga aims to improve your body’s overall physical health and that can lead to improved fertility. It not only tones the muscles, but it also aligns the body and increases blood circulation, physical energy and stamina.
Couples who have been trying to conceive for some time are commonly susceptible to physical, mental, and emotional stress. Too much stress can lead to hormonal imbalance and affect the woman’s reproductive cycle even more. Doing yoga together can help a couple reduce stress and rediscover their passion towards each other.
Does yoga really improve fertility?
A study conducted by Harvard Medical School researcher Alice D. Domar, PhD shows that yoga increases the chances of getting pregnant. The study involved 10 weeks of a mind and body program (including yoga) on medically infertile women, or those who have been trying to conceive for at least a year with no success. Astoundingly, within only a year of undergoing the program, more than half of the women became pregnant.
Dr. Domar, who is currently the Director of the Mind/Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, considers yoga as an invaluable asset in her program that has helped hundreds of women increase their chances of getting pregnant.
Studies have also demonstrated that yoga has the potential to lower the stress hormone cortisol. The presence of too much of this hormone is a frequent cause of infertility. Correspondingly, depression and anxiety have been associated with sub-normal levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). It has been proven that Yoga aids in increasing GABA, which can lead to improved mood and an overall feeling of well being, which is also important to a healthy fertility.