Some women seem to have no difficulty getting pregnant, but in this fast-paced world, more and more mothers-to-be are struggling to conceive. While yoga won't get you pregnant, it can certainly help.
Whether you're trying to conceive naturally or using fertility treatments, yoga can truly help in so many ways. Regular yoga practitioners know what a calming practice it is, which is exactly what a woman needs when she is trying to get pregnant. Yoga is confidence-building, which helps us rely on ourselves and trust our body to do what it needs to do.
Yoga unites the mind and the body so we can really be in touch with what our body needs and treat it with compassion. Yoga reduces stress, and trying to get pregnant—with or without meds—can be very stressful. Yoga helps us stay present and in the moment, and all we can do is take each breath and each day as it comes. Yoga is low-impact and great for opening up the hips and bringing blood flow to the pelvis.
When trying to conceive, you want to avoid deep twists, as your ovaries are stimulated—but other than that, most poses are safe and effective for balancing out the hormones and helping with stress and anxiety. If you're trying to conceive naturally, these poses will help open up the pelvic region and bring blood flow down to the genitals.
Below are six poses that help us unite our body with our mind so we can feel harmonious and aligned as we envision our body making a beautiful little being.