Now a days women that are trying to get pregnant experiences significant level of mental stress, depression and also weak immune system. The high level of stress that women goes through in this process causes abnormal levels of the pituitary hormone prolactin, which is responsible for ovulation and consequently can delay menstrual cycles. A lot of studies on Sterelity and Fertility also found that among women trying in vitro fertilization, those with high levels of stress produced fewer eggs and not enough embryos that could be transferred into their wombs.
Yoga asanas and pranayama are well known for releasing stress and improving the flow of Qi energy in the ”nadis” or energy channelsl. it helps to tone the nervous system and improve the functioning of the glandular system.
As in Hatha yoga Pradipika states “When the breath wanders, the mind wanders but when the breath is still, so is the mind still”.
Traditional Chinese medicine, for instance, holds that blockages or imbalances between the masculine (yang) and feminine (yin) energies in the body can be the root causes of ill health—or in this case, stress-induced discomforts and dysfunctions.
Yoga is based on this same concept of enhancing the flow of energy through energy channels, which are part of what yogis call the “chakra” system. The word chakra literally translates as wheel or disk. It refers to the sphere of bioenergetic activity that emanates from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column.
The chakra is a center of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses energy.
For women trying to conceive it is important to maintain balance on all the centres of energy and specially the second chakra.
The second chakra is of utmost importance for sexual health. Located around the lower abdomenand groin, this energy center rules the reproductive organs, and relates to movement, sensation, pleasure, sexuality and, theoretically, fertility.
Imbalances on the second chackra can cause physical symptoms
FACTS ON YOGA AND FERTILITY
~ Increase blood flow to internal organs and improves lungs capacity
~ Help to stimulate ovulation and make the uterus more conducive to conception by regulating hormone
~yoga increases the chances for conceiving a baby by improving overall physical
and emotional health.
~Facilitates regular and healthy menstrual cycles and, more predictable
~ Yoga exercises gently work on the reproductive organs and pelvis providing
blood and nutrients to the developing fetus.