Fertility Yoga Classes Elizabeth City NC

Fertility yoga, or sometimes couples fertility yoga, is a type of yoga for those individuals or couples with fertility difficulties and who want to achieve conception. This type of yoga may stimulate the reproductive system, balance hormone levels and improve endocrine function to improve chances of conception. See below for related content and yoga studios in Elizabeth City, NC that give access to fertility yoga instructors.

Triangle Yoga
(919) 933-9642
930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Yoga Styles
Variety of Styles

CARY NC Triangle Pilates and Cary Yoga Center
(919) 466-9989
202 Ledgestone Way
Cary, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga, Pilates and Private Training

Yoga Journey With Cathy Woods
(828) 479-9373
120 Possum Hollow Rd.
Robbinsville, NC
Yoga Styles
Multi Style, Amrit, Kripalu, ERYT Yoga A

The Gypsy Sun
(910) 328-0328
206 N. Topsail Drive
Topsail Island, NC
 
Yoga For You
(252) 247-9642
2900 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC
Yoga Styles
Multi-disciplinary

Integral Yoga Studio
(919) 337-0072
206 Redwood Park Drive
Morrisville, NC
Yoga Styles
Integral Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Center
(252) 202-0345
2910 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga

Santosha Yoga
(336) 302-8494
130 S Church Street
Asheboro, NC
Yoga Styles
Multiple styles

Outer Banks Yoga at the Sanderling
(252) 480-3214
The Sanderling Inn
Duck, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga and Pilates

Divine Body on 7th.
(704) 799-6590
146 Mooresville Commons Way
Mooresville, NC
Yoga Styles
Bikram Style

The Yoga of Fertility

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The Yoga of Fertility
Break through the “Pregnancy or Bust” Cycle
By Elizabeth Marglin
All too often, women trying to conceive get caught up in the frenzy of time running out, as if their bodies were bombs ticking away, about to detonate into an explosion of birth or an implosion of infertility. The focus relentlessly aims toward the future—starting with the hope for two blue lines on the next pregnancy test and reaching forward to thoughts of nurseries and strollers to come.

It seems the ideas of motherhood and expectation are inextricably linked. Interestingly, the word uterus comes from metra, the Greek word for measurement, which is also the root of the words time and mother. A healthy relationship to time—without a sense of graspiness or expectation—forms the essence of a fruitful approach to life and motherhood.

Yoga, with its spotlight on dropping into the present moment, helps people avoid becoming fixated on future. It helps would-be parents in other ways, too. One of its main benefits—reducing stress levels—takes the body out of its fertility-hindering fight-or-flight mode. If the body has to concentrate its resources on controlling stress, energy gets diverted away from reproduction. Since stress can constrict blood vessels, including those in the uterus, a yoga practice designed with the intention of lowering stress can only help with overall health and fertility.

“Stress plays a part in every single illness,” Judith Lasater, PhD, a yoga teacher, practicing physical therapist, and author of Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life (Rodmell Press, 2000) says. “If you are in a stressed state, you don’t have the hormonal profile of someone who is likely to get pregnant.” She says she would emphasize a yoga practice that pays special attention to the qualities of “opening, softening, and yielding.”

Regenerate with restorative poses
Within the yoga lexicon, inverted poses shine as excellent asanas for balancing the endocrine system, soothing rattled nerves, clearing the mind, resting the heart, and increasing circulation. Normally performed at the end of a practice, they can also stand alone as a quick time-out. One of the simplest and most effective poses, Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani), restores beginners and advanced yogis alike.

Lasater also believes that quality rest, like the one found in Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose or in Corpse Pose, in which you lie on your back, palms facing up and feet spread apart, are the most important poses for fertility. “We live in a state of low-lying anxiety all the time,” Lasater says. “It’s so important in our fast-paced society to rest consciously everyday—it reestablishes hormonal balance.” The quintessential restorative pose for everywoman is Reclining Butterfly Pose, in which you lie over a bolster with the soles of your feet together.

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