Suzanne Swan, senior yoga teacher, has been teaching fertility yoga and preconception care since 2005. She has helped hundreds of women/couples on their journey towards parenthood.
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.
- Reduce the fear, depression and stress resulting from hormonal imbalances.
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.
- Overcome health conditions like PMS, painful or missing periods, flagging libido, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis,etc.
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 private sessions will teach you the yoga postures that can be practised over the course of your menstrual cycle.
- Accept and come to appreciate the weekly changes in your hormones, tuning into your menstrual cycle’s phases will guide you as to when to nourish, to create, to heal & to discover your gifts of insight.
When you include yoga postures, meditation, breathing, visualisations, and positive thinking into your fertility self care program you can:
- Preconception care
- Lower your stress hormones
- Improve egg quality
- Increase your chances of a successful IVF by 35%
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.