Do you want to have babies but are unable to? It may be difficult to conceive, especially when your procreating years are waning. The late 20s or late 30s somehow bring on a decline in production of “creative” eggs. That compels women to go for fertility treatments just to get pregnant and have children before really hitting the mature age.
Most women decide to have a baby only after they’ve established with their careers, and that’s usually when you’re well into the third decade of your life. And when they reach that decision, these women go into it with all their systems going, meaning adjusting and revising every aspect of their lives for that. Lifestyles get overturned, including eating and dietary habits and exercise regimens. To the end that that singleminded decision leads to obsessive behavior, to change from passive to overactive living.
To the point of sometimes getting to the extreme where the doctor would have to instruct you to lay it low.
So how then can a woman prepare her body from a sedentary lifestyle to a healthy one for procreation? More than a few doctors have started recommending the regular practice of yoga. Yoga has various poses that directly affect the reproductive system. These poses open up the area of the pelvis and the nearby areas that manage to stimulatepelvic circulation. Moreover, regularly practicing Yoga enhances a general sense of rest.
The following are just a sampling of the postures that focus on the pelvic and reproductive areas of the body:
1. Bridge Pose. With regular performance of this pose, your pains and discomforts from menses are eased because of the stimulation effect on the reproductive organs. The brain is calmed and your stress is eased. The pose is begun lain on the floor. Then bend your knees, put your feet flat on the floor and as close to your hip bones as possible. Then lift your buttocks off the floor, creating a bridge while clasping your hands below.
2. Cobbler’s Pose. This pose motivates your abdominal organs and ovaries, too, and traditionally regarded as a natural cure for infertility. This is done sitting on the floor with your knees bent and laid out towards the side.Putting your feet together, grasp your toes or ankles with your hands.
3. Lotus Pose. Similarly stirring up the pelvis, this pose also targets the spine, abdomen and bladder areas. Performing this posture for the whole duration of your pregnancy helps relieve you of the pains of childbirth. This is done sitting on the floor with legs crossed. Then put one foot each on top of each thigh. If you find this difficult or painful, you can still perform it just sitting cross-legged. Put your thumb and middle fingers together, on your knees.
4. Reclining Hero Pose. this pose calls for support (a bolster pillow will do) along the length of your back. This is the yoga stance that aids in the opening and stretching of the abdomen resulting in easing pains of menstruation. You start by kneeling then sitting down between your feet, gradually stretching out until you are fully lying on the floor. This is called an intermediate pose – you do it supported by another pillow on your back until you are experienced enough to practice without the pillow.
Similar to the effects of acupressure, reflexology and fertility massages, doing this pose consistently helps the circulation and oxygenation of your pelvis.
You can do these poses by yourself, at home, not necessarily assisted or guided by a professional. Don’t forget that you must consult with your physician prior to embarking on a new exercise program. Neither should Yoga be treated or employed to replace medical opinion and cure.