As we relax and let go of physical and emotional stress, we begin to have a clearer sense of self and insight into our fertility journey.
How Does Yoga Help With Fertility?
As the muscles around the abdomen and pelvic regions begins to relax, circulation increases.
There is also heavy emphasis on breathing and breath work during the session. When we stretch and breathe, we also release tension and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Did you know cortisol production can actually interfere with our reproductive hormone function?
“The problem is pregnenolone and progesterone are being ‘stolen’, to make cortisol. This is very important because in order to make cortisol….the adrenal glands need progesterone. It is one of the raw materials needed to make cortisol. So, if your adrenals are always stealing pregnenolone and progesterone to make cortisol – you may not have enough of those hormones which are needed to make DHEA, estrogen and testosterone…infertility and miscarriages are closely associated with low progesterone. Progesterone is needed for gestation, growth of the embryo, but how can the body support an embryo if all the progesterone is being used to make cortisol?” Stress, Cortisol and it’s far reaching Impact Posted by Dr Len Lopez (www.healthtipswithdrlen.com)
Fertility Yoga increases relaxation, blood flow to the uterus and reproductive organs (improving egg quality), creates a sense of peace and well-being and teaches the body to become more open and less rigid. For men, Fertility Yoga increases sperm quality, sperm count and sperm motility. Yoga for men helps decrease stress levels that affects male erectile dysfunction and impotence.