Benefits of Yoga for Fertility – by Patricia Grube

Constant stress can negatively affect our health and wellbeing. For a woman, the consequences of having cortisol and adrenaline constantly pumping through her body impacts her viability to conceive. These ‘fight or flight’ hormones, in excess, compromise the ability to get and stay pregnant. Think of it this way, if you’re constantly running from the imaginary Saber-tooth tiger, your body has the instinct to survive and stay alive. In the presence of stress, it is as if your hormones as saying, “Quick, close and secure the doors to the precious ovaries. It is NOT safe to release an egg here.”  Make sense?

Unfortunately, stress is a part of everyday life. Thus, women (and men for that matter) would greatly benefit from the practice of Yoga. Yin classes like Prenatal and Restorative Yoga brings a fresh supply of oxygen to the body and also calm the mind to activate the parasympathetic…

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