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Stress and Fertility
Stress in our daily lives is now common place and research now indicates that stress may change how our bodies regulate hormones, which can cause problems with ovulation, egg fertilisation, implantation and other reproductive impairments.
According to a recent study, women with high levels of cortisol (the body's stress hormone) and alpha-amylase (an enzyme circulating in our body when we're under stress) in their saliva have more difficulty conceiving than women with lower levels of the stress indicators. Levels of epinephrine (a stress hormone you know as adrenaline) have also been found to be higher in women with unexplained fertility problems, and those elevated levels of epinephrine may constrict blood flow to the uterus.
How Can Yoga for Fertility Help?
Yoga is very well known as an effective way to reduce stress and anxiety but specific postures can also increase blood flow and circulation to the lower back, hips, groins, and pelvis, which can aid in healthier gynaecological function.
Breathing techniques, a specially designed sequence of postures and deep relaxation techniques calm the nervous system and help lower stress hormones.
There are emotional benefits as well. Learning to listen to the body’s natural rhythms through yoga and breathing can bring a deep sense of peace and connection to our own innate healing capacity. A yoga practice can help women and couples feel more empowered on their journey toward conception.
Yoga for Fertility Sessions
Our 1:1 Fertility Yoga Sessions take place in our Saturday Yoga Therapy Clinic where a programme is designed specifically for your needs. You will be provided with all the information required to continue your programme at home.
Time: By appointment. Each session is 1 hour.
Spaces are limited so please do let us know as soon as possible if you’d like to book a place. For further information or to book a Fertility Yoga Session please Contact Us.