Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fertility Yoga

I picked up Fertility Yoga with Monica Morell and did it this morning with my husband.

It turns out the yoga for fertility is not that much different from any other yoga class, other than being a bit slower and gentler. It was a nice workout, especially since we have been busy and haven't been exercising as regularly as we would like. My husband enjoyed it too.

If you are someone who does a lot of yoga regularly, you might be disappointed in this video as it will seem too basic for you. Indeed, there was only one pose in here that I had not done before, the Frog. But if you are a yoga fan and want to know what yoga you can do that won't be too strenuous as you are trying to conceive, this could be helpful.

However, if you are new to yoga and want to do yoga that will help your fertility or fibroids, this could be a good choice for you. Although she does not specifically mention fibrods, she points out how the poses are helpful to the reproductive system, and also how several of the poses are particularly good for the thyroid which seems to be a related issue for many women with fibroids.

It's also good if like me you would like a gentle practice that helps you get back into the yoga swing of things, and that you are comfortable doing in the 2 weeks after ovulation.

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