It’s time to answer another yoga fertility question. This time, Mercedes Nhoh is giving tips on increasing fertility by doing yoga and talks about the safety of undergoing IVF treatments and doing yoga.
How can yoga increase fertility?
More and more studies are showing that alternative methods, such as yoga and acupuncture, are proving to be beneficial in increasing a woman’s chance of getting pregnant especially when the cause of infertility is unexplained. It is believed the stress reduction they provide plays a big role in reducing the hormonal imbalances that can be stress related. Hips, inner thighs, groin area, etc. are all key areas of the body that are easily blocked up and get tight as these are the main muscle groups that hold the tension, stress and negativity that enter our bodies. The yoga postures help to relieve the strain and blockages in these areas helping to free up and the muscles and pathways that surround the reproductive system.
Is it safe to do yoga if I am undergoing IVF treatment?
Yoga is safe to do during IVF up until transfer and can even help relieve some of the side effects of the treatment. However, once you have undergone the transfer, it is best to avoid strenuous exercise including any dynamic forms of yoga. Gentle stretching and walking is ok, however most doctors will advise against your usual forms of more vigorous exercise so better to be on the safe side and refrain for a couple of weeks until your results.
Mercedes Ngoh created Fertility Flow Yoga™, flowing fertility Vinyasa practice that has been specifically designed to focus on postures that strengthen and unblock the various muscles, organs and pathways that support the reproductive system. To learn more about Mercedes and her workshop schedule, click here.