Recently, a yoga teacher friend of mine wanted some poses to help her student get pregnant. I instantly thought of Restorative Yoga. I am teaching a restorative yoga workshop for already pregnant students in two weeks, but it is also great for those trying to get pregnant.
Most of us are too stressed. Stress causes the body to produce too much adrenaline which can shut off the body’s natural hormone balance.
We know that stress can cause disease and discomfort in the body, but what if it is keeping us from reproducing?
Restorative Yoga, which involves lots of lying around propped up on pillows and bolsters, can reduce these stress levels in the body. The passive opening, and stretching of these poses can release deeply held tension, and lead to profound relaxation. This type of relaxation can be helpful when trying to lower the body’s levels of stress hormone, and raise the hormones that lead to better fertility, and regular cycles.
Try lying on your back with a rolled blanket or pillow under your torso, and knees. Make sure your head is also fully supported as well as the arms as they open out to the sides along your body. Close the eyes and begin to listen to the breath. You can also place a cloth over the eyes to block out light if you wish. Stay here for several minutes, and when ready to come out of the pose, do so slowly, rolling first to one side and then pushing yourself up to sit with your arms.
Come back for restorative yoga videos, as well as some specific routines that you can practice every day to reduce stress in your life.