In the same line of thought, some experts now think certain poses can even promote fertility in both men and women. In each case, these poses can help stimulate the glands that produce hormones by increasing pelvic blood flow and reducing tension in each of the muscles. By following each of these poses in a routine, you’ll be able to reduce stress while hopefully increasing fertility.
Yoga Mountain Pose
With this pose, you can improve your own circulation while also improving your pelvic alignment. The same muscles that are used for walking and sitting all get a workout to help improve the strength of your core. To get started, stand up such that your feet are apart a hip’s distance. Put one hand just beneath the belly button, allowing the other to rest on the small of your back.
Curling your tailbone under and tightening your core, straighten your legs while allowing your arms to move down to your sides. Keep the alignment while inhaling deeply, allowing your shoulders to relax. Maintain this pose for two minutes before moving on to the next one.
Getting started with this pose requires standing up straight again, keeping your feet as far apart as before. Rather than continue into mountain pose, however, bend over to put your hands on your knees while relaxing the stomach. Exhale as the stomach pulls inwards, and continue the deep breaths for another moment or two, allowing the stomach to relax with each breath.
Wide-Legged Seated Pose
Engaging with this pose can greatly help improve pelvic blood flow by opening up the hips. This time, you can sit down such that your legs are spread out wide, toes and knees both pointed up towards the ceiling. Keep your back straight and keep your arms at your sides, fingertips on the floor behind the thighs. This will let your spine stretch away from the hips. Keep your head rested on something stable, such as a coffee table, and maintain the stretch for two minutes before moving on.
This familiar pose is known to promote the connections between the pelvis, lower back and hips while also stimulating the endocrine and immune systems. To begin this pose, lie back with feet flat on the ground, knees pointed toward the ceiling. Don’t keep your legs together; they should be slightly farther apart than the width of your hips. Arms can remain by your sides with the palms facing up.
Now exhale, pushing the lower back to the floor and curling in your tailbone. This action will lift the buttons and spine up from the ground, using the upper back as support. Allow the lower back to lengthen and keep the pelvis curled. Maintain the pose and practice up to 15 deep, mindful breaths. After, you can slowly lower yourself to the ground and repeat the pose once or twice.
This pose is the one that will guarantee your relaxation at the end of the routine. To begin, simply lay on the floor on your back and maintain deep breaths. The muscles are relaxing as the blood pumps throughout the body, improving circulation and fertility alike.
In this pose, you can periodically raise your arms up towards the ceiling and lightly rock from side to side. Rest your arms on the ground again, turning them outwards and stretching them from the shoulder blades. Keep the palms up, and be sure the shoulder blades are evenly pressed against the floor as you rest there. You can also stretch out the collarbone at this stage.
If you’re looking for more comfort in this pose, you can use either a couch cushion or a bolster to rest underneath your torso, or you can instead rest a blanket or table beneath the knees or calves. The goal is to imagine the floor must support you as you sink into true relaxation, eliminating the stress from your mind and body.