Problems related to infertility range from low sperm count in men, to hormonal imbalance in women. Moreover, stress at work can factor producing a very low sexual stamina.
Yoga postures dedicated to cure these issues deal with refreshing the mind and stimulating the reproductive parts of the body. These well established poses increase blood circulation, contribute towards body repair and trigger hormone production.
Let us now take a look at few of these poses.
1. Supported Headstand
This pose can be performed by someone with an intermediary skill level. If you are a beginner, start by doing t against the wall so that you put less pressure on your head and shoulders. Beginners should not try to hold the pose for more than a few seconds.
- Begin in child’s pose (for those of you who don’t know what the child’s pose is, please see below).
2. Keep your forearms on the floor and clasp your hands, your head between the palms.
3. Inhale and pull your legs off the ground, closer to your head.
4. Exhale and pull your legs upwards, heels up and putting your thighs into action.
5. Stretch your legs upwards to the full, the toes pointed and do not bend your knee.
6. Hold it for 10 seconds, even less if you can’t stand it.
7. Curl your legs down and finish with the child’s pose.
2. Bridge pose
I suggest putting a cloth underneath to protect your neck.
- Lying in a supine position, gently bend your knees together setting your feet on the floor with the heels close to each other.
2. Exhale and putting pressure on your hands and knees, lift your buttocks off the floor. Your inner thighs should be parallel and the body pressure must be concentrated on the shoulders.
3. Push your knees forward and extend them so that they are directly over the heels.
4. Pressing on your back, try to lift your chest towards the chin.
5. Continue with the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Exhale and slowly lower your torso back on to the floor.
Try these postures to rejuvenate the body:
3. Child’s pose
A very basic posture, it helps the body release tension. It also stretches the shoulders and improves rhythm of breath.
1. Sit on your knees, arms at the sides.
2. Take a deep breath and while exhaling, bend your body forward over the knees with your chest touching the thighs.
3. Touch the floor with your forehead and keep your hands along the back of the body by the side.
4. Continue breathing rhythmically filling your chest with air.
5. Release the pose when you feel the tension drain away.
4. Bound Angle pose
- Sit on the floor with your legs stretched in front of you. Then exhale and bend your knees together with the heels drawn towards the pelvis. Lower your knees to the sides with the soles of your feet touching.
2. The heels should be brought as close to the pelvis as possible. Then using your fingers grab each of your toes while keeping the outer edge of the soles firmly grounded.
3. Adjust your position so that the pubis and the tailbone in the front and back respectively are aligned equidistant from the floor. Then the perineum will be parallel to the floor and the pelvis in a neutral position. Stretch your upper torso and keep the shoulder blades firm.
4. Continue with this pose for 1 to 5 minutes. After that, exhale and extend your legs to the original seated position.
Activate and relax the Abdominal Muscles and the Reproductive areas
5. Lotus pose :
Even though you’ll require lots of patience to perform this, the rewards outnumber the effort in the form of stimulation of the abdomen and spine, extended stretch of hips, knees and ankles and heightened sense of clarity.
1. Start with the seated position with the legs straight in front.
2. Then slowly lift the right leg, bending at the hip not the knee.
3. Place the right foot lightly in the crook of your left arm and the right knee in the crook of your right arm. Relax for a while.
4. Slowly put the right foot over the left thigh with the right knee touching the floor.
5. Repeat the sequence with the left leg.
6. Work your fingertips to simulate the jnana mudra as shown in the picture.
In addition to these practices, it is imperative to give up any bad habits like smoking and drinking. These affect fertility and will undo the hard work you put in through yoga. Live healthy for a healthy conception.