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.

Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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THE YOGA PRACTICE
(828) 586-9744
mailing: 24 Mount Eire Dr.
Sylva, NC
Yoga Styles
Flow, Yin, Kundalini, Forrest, Pre-Natal

Duke Integrative Medicine
(866) 313-0959
DUMC Box 102904
Durham, NC
Yoga Styles
combines the best of several styles

Sunrise yoga studio
(828) 557-5731
18 Herbert Street
Hayesville, NC
Yoga Styles
hatha, vinyasa, gentle, kids

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

Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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Yoga Teacher
(336) 570-2090
1816 Woodland Ave
Burlington, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Hot Yoga Therapy LLc
(336) 996-9642
1031 E Mountain St Bld 308 Ste 109
Kernersville, NC
Yoga Styles
Hot Yoga, The traditional

Ashi Therapy Sacred Mountain Healing Center
(828) 898-5555
PO BOX 1858
Banner Elk, NC
Yoga Styles
Qigong

Evolve, A Body Balance Movement Therapy Company
(919) 828-4525
215 Bickett Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal, Workshops, Kids

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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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