Yoga for Infertility Treatment


Yoga Poses to Get Pregnant

Most women yearn to become a mother at some point in their lives. While for many women getting pregnant hardly takes much effort, there are also those women who need to battle with the most heartbreaking physical condition of infertility. Most of women suffer from infertility due to increased mental stress because of lifestyle and work or blockages in reproductive system. Here we will see Proven Yoga Asanas to Conceive Faster naturally. These yoga postures will help your mind and body relax and also improve blood circulation to reproductive organs of your body.

Top 9 Yoga Postures to boost Fertility

Standing Forward Bend Pose: Hastapadasana

In Hastapadasana, a person needs to bend forward and touch the feet with the hand. It helps to stretch all the important back muscles and improve blood supply to pelvic region as well as the nervous system in general. It also helps to relieve stress from abdominal region and offer more flexibility to the spinal cord.


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Forward Bend Pose: Paschimottanasana

The Paschimottanasana facilitates stimulation of ovaries and uterus. It involves a forward bend that stretches muscles at lower back, the hips and hamstrings. It helps to relieve stress and depression and can gradually improve the fertility levels in a woman.


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Head to Knee Pose: Janu Shirasana

Sit straight with your legs extended. Now bend your right knee and place your right foot on left inner thigh, make your right knee comfortably placed making 130-140 degrees of angle in your thighs. Bend forward on your left leg; hold left foot with left hand. Bend more and hold right wrist with left hand as shown in picture. Try to move deeper and try to touch your left knee with your nose making breasts and abs touching your thighs.

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Janu Shirasana is often very helpful for pregnant women in first 2 trimesters as it helps to strengthen the lower back muscles. (Note: If you are pregnant please make sure you consult your doctor if this posture is safe for you. ) If done properly, this particular yoga pose can be very relaxing to the body as it helps in releasing tension from lower back region. It also effectively helps to stretch the calves and hamstrings thus making them supple.

Butterfly pose: Baddha Konasana

Sit straight (legs straight), fold your legs so that your feet touch each other and bring them close to your pelvis. Hold your toes together with both hands keeping outer age of feet firmly on floor; make sure your back is straight. Do not force your knees to touch the ground. This pose stretches your inner thighs, stimulates ovaries, kidneys and prostate gland. It is also beneficial in relieving mild depression and fatigue. This pose is very beneficial for conceiving.
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Reclining Bound Angle Pose: Supta Baddha Konasana

Relax and lie down on your back, if needed use a small and soft pillow below your neck for support. Bend your knees with feet touching ground. Slowly drop knees towards ground without forcing them to touch the floor. Now make both feet touch each other. The outer edges of feet should be firm on ground. Face palms of hands up. Relax. Make yourself comfortable with the pose and stay in same for 5-10 mins depending on your comfort. This pose prepares your reproductive system to get pregnant.

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Legs Up Wall Pose : Viparita Karani

This pose improves blood circulation to pelvic region and is beneficial in strengthening your back. Yoga experts recommend relaxing in this pose after sex for better chances of conceiving.

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Child’s Pose : Balasana

This pose helps maintain blood pressure, relaxes mind and nervous. According to yoga experts for further benefits for fertility you should perform this pose with knees apart. This makes blood flow towards uterus and ovaries. Keep your body stress-free and tension-free while performing this asana (pose).

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Bhujangasan: Cobra Pose

This pose strengthens your back and pectorals. This pose will improve blood circulation towards your uterus and ovaries. It helps maintain hormonal balance. This pose aids production of cervical mucus which makes the sperm to reach egg easily. Perfect pose for boosting fertility.
Lie on your stomach. Face your palms the floor and feet top touching the floor. Now while breathing normally lift the upper part of your body, arching your back while you do so, push your hands, hips and feet downwards.


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Supported Bridge Pose: Setu Bandhasana

This pose will stimulate your thyroid gland by increasing blood circulation to it which is important to boost fertility. It opens up the pelvic region and expand it helpful for bearing child.
Lie down on your back and bend your knees. Feet should be flat on floor and a feet apart. Place arms on the side and face palms up. Inhale and as you exhale lift up your hips and form an arch as shown in picture. Keep your body in same pose for 1-2 minutes. You can repeat this for 10-15 times.

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Advantages of doing Fertility Yoga Asanas on a regular basis

Helps in managing stress
Regularly performing yogas and asanas can bring down the stress levels of a woman and bring one the peace of mind she truly deserves. Reduced stress levels can not only help a woman to conceive but also have better nights of sleep.

Removes blockages and enhances circulation
A lot of infertility problems develop due to arterial blockages. Yoga helps to increase blood circulation and make sure that the reproductive organs are benefited by them.
Assists in detoxification of the body
Various yoga postures help in detoxifying the body and boost fertility. These postures can also help in relaxing the tightened connective tissues and muscles.

Enhances the immune system
Yoga helps to improve the immune system and helps in keeping the various diseases at bay. It can also help in getting rid of fertility problems.

Manages ovarian health
Yoga allows a woman to keep her ovaries healthy and make sure that the blood properly reaches the ovaries. Many women suffering from infertility actually have ovarian dysfunction issues. Yoga can help in rectifying such problems.
These selected yoga postures are not only good for women fighting with infertility but these are also recommended for women planning a baby. This yoga will prepare your body to bear a healthy baby.

Infertility yoga postures are not only treatment. Always consult your doctor for any queries and issues related to health. If you are worried if you are performing yoga for conceiving perfectly or not, see if you can get advice for yoga experts (e.g. yoga instructors at prenatal classes) as they can observe you doing it and guide you for corrections.

Always keep one thing in your mind, your stress free mind is equally important. So when you perform these asanas for improving fertility keep your mind away from negative thoughts. I prefer listening to meditation music while performing yoga which helps me gather positive energy around me.

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About Author


An IT professional, a mom of two, Sapana had belly-only pregnancies in her life & has lost 15Kg weight twice. Along with fitness, Sapana is an expert in Indian names & has helped scores of Indian parents to shortlist suitable baby names by virtue of her years of expertise in Sanskrit origin names & logical approach towards cultures & trends during the name research. Drop a comment to get help from her.


    • Sapana

      Thanks. You will find Yoga for any situation for every one. Starting from Baby to old people. The beauty of Yoga is, not only it works on your body but it nourishes your mind too.

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