Yoga and Fertility: A Journey to Health and Healing
Demos Medical Publishing, Dec 12, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 287 pages
Women battling infertility is a familiar though still harrowing story these days. Women using yoga to reduce stress and become more aware of its body and its rhythms is another. So it comes as no surprise that yoga is helping women to cope with the physical and emotional stress of infertility and its treatments. The New York Time’s article, “Yoga as Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility?” raises this issue with a new twist: once-skeptical fertility specialists and doctors are beginning to give yoga the green light. The tide is turning in how acceptable yoga is to support women in their quest to become pregnant. Yoga is not a hard sell in the US where there are 6.7 million practitioners at last count. There are over 7 million women grappling with infertility at any given time in the US.
Yoga and Fertility: A Journey to Health and Healingis for those who have never done yoga before, as well as those with yoga experience, or who are currently taking a yoga class. Personal stories are woven into the text, so that women can relate to the author and others who have struggled with fertility challenges. The book includes suggestions for friends and family members to help them better understand the issues.
Yoga and Fertility: A Journey to Health and Healingwill:
Offer yoga practices that women or couples struggling with fertility can do at home, or can use to modify their current yoga practices to better support fertility
Help women better understand some of the impediments to fertility, and how yoga practices can help overcome these
Offer some “case studies” of women who have successfully used yoga during their fertility journey
Motivate women and couples to use simple yoga, breathing and meditation practices to reduce the stress involved in fertility challenges
Briefly discuss other ways to support fertility, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, and complementary medicine such as acupuncture and massage
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GrinningSybil - LibraryThing
Unfortunately, I was already pregnant by the time this book arrived! I did have a healthy yoga practice prior to conception, and after reading Yoga and Fertility, I know I will continue my practice ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FishHeaven - LibraryThing
This book is a great resource for those interested in becoming more familiar with yoga and also regarding some of the fertility issues that women face. I love the photos and diagrams in this book ... Read full review
What is Yoga for Fertility?
Who Can Benefit from Yoga for Fertility?
Getting Started with Yoga for Fertility
Routines for the First Half of Your Cycle
Routines for the Second Half of Your Cycle
Yoga Routines for Additional Situations
More Yoga Practices for Fertility Support
Lifestyle Changes to Support Fertility
Using Yoga with Other Modalities for Fertility Support