Poses to Boost Fertility

Becoming a mother is womanhood’s greatest achievement. It is one of the most satisfying accomplishments a woman could ever have. The sense of fulfillment a mother attains is priceless. But what would it be like if a woman fails to bear a child? 

One of the major causes of infertility is stress. It is no secret how this factor affects our body negatively. It is the price we pay in order to flow along modern living. That is why it is essential to set aside some time to unwind and relax.

Yoga Ammunition

For thousands of years, yoga has been proven to help improve an individual’s overall health. Not only that, but it is also an effective weapon to counter stress while developing consciousness. It helps release toxins out of the body, improve blood circulation and boost the immune system. It also efficiently aids in balancing hormone levels which increases the chances of a woman to conceive a child. Try the following poses to help fulfill your desires.

Seated Forward Bend: This pose decompresses the muscles in the lower back while stimulating the abdominal organs such as the uterus and the ovaries. 

  • To Do The Pose: Sit with your legs extended together. Then, lengthen your spine and take a deep breath in. Reach your arms up and slowly fold forward by the waist as you exhale. Continue reaching until you touch your toes. Deepen the fold with every exhale until your head is resting on your thighs. Stay in this pose for 3-5 breaths.

Butterfly Pose: This hip opener stimulates the uterus and the pelvis, allowing better blood circulation throughout the whole reproductive system. This pose also helps remove toxins out of the ovaries, helping increase the chances of pregnancy.

  • To Do The Pose: Take a seat with your legs apart. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together, facing each other. Hold them close to your groin. Remember to keep your spine’s natural curve. Hold this position for 3-5 breaths.

Cobra Pose: This pose strengthens the lower back while giving the front of the body a gentle stretch. It stretches the uterus which aids in producing hormones that help boost fertility.

  • To Do The Pose: Lie on your stomach with your legs extended together. Plant your hands underneath your shoulders. Take a deep breath in as you push your body up and back until your arms are fully extended. Remember to pull your shoulders away from your ears. Take 3-5 breaths in this position and then release.

It may take more than just a couple of times before you will be able to conceive a child. As long as you are breathing and in good health, there is hope. Keep trying and have faith that good things will happen. Always practice with an open heart and be patient with the journey.

Flow With Style

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Regularly practice to improve your overall health and consciousness. Be patient with yourself. Flow with composure and face your trials with a calm mindset. Nothing is impossible with a strong will!

Strengthening Your Arms While Protecting Injured Wrists

Wrist injury is very common when you are involved in any physical activity. A lot of people who practice yoga, especially the Ashtanga practice that includes arm balances, have this experience. Our wrists aren’t designed to hold a lot of weight. Progressions to strengthen the wrists before the actual posture help decrease the chance of hurting them.

This circumstance can slow your progress down and can lead to frustrations. This often happens to beginners who are overwhelmed by the practice and is driven by enthusiasm to learn. Over doing the practice with the wrong approach can cause harm to the body. Bringing your ego onto the mat causes danger.

Keep Going! Injuries shouldn’t slow your progress. You can still do the practice safely and strengthen the body and mind while healing. The most important part is whether or not you have learned from the mistake that caused the injury.

Prevention is better than cure. Keeping your wrists healthy is easier than going through frustrations of wrist rehabilitation. If you feel any pain in your wrists during the practice, take a step back and assess what might be wrong. It could be your alignment, maybe your weight isn’t distributed equally or you haven’t properly warmed up the body. Always be mindful of your movement and the proper approach to prevent any harm in the body.

Strength modification. Modifying the postures means accessing the pose based on your current ability but still experiencing the same benefits. Here are modifications of two of most loved yoga poses that are designed to effectively help develop strength without putting pressure on your wrists.

Downward-Facing Dog

This is one of the most encountered poses during the practice. It serves as a release to relax the muscles that was activated during a yoga posture.


  1. You can ease the pressure on your wrist by simply changing your wrists’ angles or by coming down to your elbows in a Dolphin Pose.
  2. This distributes your weight to your forearms instead of putting the pressure on your hands and wrists.

Baby Crow/ Baby Bakasana

This arm balance is a modification of full crow pose. Baby crow is also a good start for beginners who are still afraid of approaching the full pose but want to develop the strong arms and core, and be familiarized with the mechanics of full crow pose. Balancing your whole weight on your arms puts a lot of strain on the wrists.


  1. Start in a seated squat position, then place your hands on the ground and round your back.
  2. Modify the pose by lowering down to your elbows.
  3. This will distribute the pressure equally to your forearms.
  4. Slowly shift your weight forward and lift your feet off the ground.
  5. Push through your shoulders and send your hips up to activate the core.

These yoga modifications show how you can play around postures to avoid using your wrists while developing the essential strength and healing your injury. Keep in mind that you can come down to you elbows in almost any yoga pose that requires your wrists’ involvement. Always move with awareness and do not allow frustrations to cause over training. Live in the moment, practice with good intentions, wear proper yoga clothes, and accept things as they currently are. Injuries are not meant to be set backs. Be patient and allow the humbling experience to help you learn and grow.

Yoga For Stress Relief

Yoga is a stress relieving practice all on its own. The goal of yoga is to clear and stretch both the mind and body. However, not all yoga poses are equal. Some yoga poses are specifically designed to promote relaxation, tension relief, and restfulness. Here are some of the best yoga poses to help battle stress.

Child’s Pose (Balasana) is used during yoga as a resting posture to calm the mind and ease anxiety while gently stretching out the back of the body. Check out the video demonstration of this pose.

  1. To get into this relaxing pose, first begin on your hands and knees.
  2. Spread the knees wide while keeping the big toes touching.
  3. Rest your buttocks on your heels.
  4. Exhale as you bow your body forward, draping your torso between your thighs.
  5. Your arms can be extended out in front with the palms facing down or they can be tucked behind with the palms facing up.
  6. The forehead should rest on the mat.
  7. To release from this pose, gently use your hands to walk the torso upright until you are sitting back on your heels.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) is often used as a transition pose during practice. This pose helps to stretch the hamstrings, thighs, and hips.

  1. To get into this pose, first begin at the front of your mat in Tadasana.
  2. Exhale and bend forward from the hip joints.
  3. Bring the finger tips or palms to the floor slightly in front of you.
  4. To achieve a deeper stretch, cross your forearms and hold onto opposite elbows.
  5. This will help release the back of the body even further.
  6. With each inhalation lift and lengthen the front of the torso slightly; with each exhalation fold more into the bend.
  7. Move the head from side to side and up and down to help stretch out the neck.
  8. To release from this pose, put a slight bend into the knees.
  9. While you exhale, bring your hands to the tops of the knees then inhale to press the body all the way up to standing.
  10. Inhaling to stand up helps to combat dizziness or nausea from being upside down.

Legs-Up-The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) stretches the back of the legs, relieves fatigue, and helps combat cramping in the lower body. This pose is so simple and easy to get into that it is the perfect pose to combat stress. Take a look at this video for more info.

  1. To get into this pose, place your buttocks against the wall and bring your legs straight up so that they are flat against the wall.
  2. A towel or blanket can be placed under the back of the body for a little extra support.
  3. Once the legs are up the wall, simply bring the arms out to the side with the palms up and breath.
  4. This pose gives the body a boost in circulation that can be very refreshing after a long day.
  5. To release from this pose, bring the knees to a bend and slightly push away from the wall.
  6. After you have some room, simply roll to one side to press yourself up to a seated position.

These three simple poses are just a few that can added to any daily yoga routine to help relieve stress. Thanks for reading!

How this Vinyasa Flow Can Help with Period Cramps

Ladies, as much as we have learned to accept that our monthly cycles are a part of life and a sign of reproductive health, the “fun” side effects that tag along never seem to get easier. The mood swings, bloating and cramps are little reminders that we are in fact women. If you exercise daily, you already know how much movement helps with those god-awful cramps. Yoga has been linked to reducing period cramps time and time again and since it’s a gentle form of exercise, it works really well when you would rather lay in bed with a heating pad on your belly all day.

Yoga is a more natural and holistic approach for battling mind-numbing pain and PMS. This vinyasa sequence was designed as an alternative way to treat cramps and nourish the body, instead of popping an over the counter pain killer. Each movement targets places on the body the majority of women experience the most discomfort such as the lower back, hips and abdominal area. So lay out your yoga mat, get those high waisted capris on and ditch the Midol.
1. Start by closing your eyes gently in a standing position, with your arms to your side and your feet grounded. Set your intention for your practice and begin to focus on the breath. Become aware of how your body is feeling in this moment, what might be achy or sore and what feels comfortable. Recognize what thoughts are flowing through your mind. This is the time to let go of any judgment you might have and just be still.
2. Slowly shift your waist from side to side, keeping the breath smooth. Inhale your hands over your head and press your palms together while reaching to the left and then to the right. Open your heart by keeping your chest held high, shoulders back and upright and your rib cage lifted. Make sure you aren’t holding any tension anywhere in the body.
3. The first pose is plié pose. Take a step out along the length of your mat and sink down to where it feels most comfortable for you. You don’t need to get deep into the pose initially, rather slowly sink down into it. Raise one heel and then switch to the other side. Go back and forth a few times, while keeping the breath stable. This is an amazing pose because it creates flexibility and strength and opens up the hips.
4. Next up is triangle pose.  You will want to turn your left foot inward while spreading your toes apart. Reach forward with your right hand and lower it down your right leg and rotate your left hip outward. This pose will help open up the hips and create a space within the midsection, hips, back and rib cage.
5. Seated forward bend is a gentle and restorative pose that will help relieve tension in the low back area.  Come into a seated position, bringing your legs in front of you. Slower fold your upper body into a forward bend, reaching for your toes and only as far as your body will comfortably allow. Hold for as long as you need to, listening to your body.
6. Next, transition into pigeon. This will also relieve tension and discomfort in the low back area. Bring your left leg forward and your right leg behind you.  Lengthen your torso keeping the rib cage lifted. Bend forward, reaching your arms straight in front of you. Focus on keeping the breath smooth as you breathe in slowly, exhaling slowly. Hold for as long as you need to and then switch to the other side.
7. Savasana is a must in any yoga practice. The act of laying down, flat against the earth is beneficial to all. Take this time to do a complete scan of your entire body. What is still bothering you? What feels good at that moment? If you are having severe cramping and discomfort, don’t fight it. Simply breathe into the pain and release it as you exhale. As soon as you let the muscles in your body relax, you will notice a lot of your PMS symptoms will fade away