Yoga can assist you to overcome fertility and hormonal challenges. It can also prepare your body and mind now for what lies ahead. Suzanne Swan offers private yoga sessions for women preparing for pregnancy or seeking to improve their hormonal, emotional or physical well being.
How does yoga aid fertility?
Scientists are studying the effects of stressful emotions on the body and mind and they have found that stress has physiological effects that will alter the balance of hormones in the body for both women and men - especially relating to fertility and preconception.
Specific yoga practices promote the cooperation of the nervous, digestive, pulmonary, immune, skeletal, lymphatic, reproductive and endocrine systems. By tuning in all these subsystems we bring ourselves into harmony with our natural rhythms. The fertility yoga practice brings the body into a state of relaxation that will enhance fertility and preconception health.
Hormonal disorders can be a contributing cause of infertility. The practice of yoga can align your menstrual cycle with the moon rhythms thus increasing internal balance. The Fertility yoga workshops will teach you the yoga postures that can be practised over the course of your menstrual cycle.
I am attending a fertility clinic and undergoing assisted reproductive procedures. How will yoga help?
Our yoga practices are safe for women during Assisted Reproductive Technology. The stress associated with infertility can be lessened through adding the health-enhancing benefits of yoga to modern medical intervention. Fertility clinics recognise the benefits of complementary therapies such as yoga to enhance conception. There is a general sequence of yoga postures, breath, sound and meditation practices that, when practised regularly, will help you to reduce high stress levels that can inhibit the proper functioning of the endocrine (hormonal) system.
Private Fertility Yoga Session
The private session is suitable for beginners. During a 60 min session we will examine the mind/body connection (mindfulness practices), look at your menstrual cycle and develop a home practice. You will need to set aside 2 x 20 mins each day for the practices. If we can remove some of the mind's suffering we may be able to assist in enhancing your well-being thus improve your fertility.