Fertility Yoga Classes Portland OR

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 Portland, OR that give access to fertility yoga instructors.

Living Tree Massage Therapy
(503) 807-8311
833 SE Main St Suite 421
Portland, OR

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Gentle Yoga with Bill
(360) 695-4482
6609 NE 76th Circle
Vancouver, WA

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Ananda Yoga Portland
(503) 626-3403
4855 SW Watson
Beaverton, OR
Yoga Styles
Ananda

Vancouver Yoga Center
(360) 521-1609
202 E. Mcloughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Sivananda, Iyengar, Meditation

Sachi Wellness Center
(503) 607-0018
2008 Willamette Falls Drive #200A
West Linn, OR
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Anusara Inspired Hatha

Nityananda Institute
(503) 231-0383
PO Box 13310
Portland, OR
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Yoga

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TiffanyYoga
(503) 525-9642
925 NW Davis
Portland, OR
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

bodyoga LLC
(503) 675-9642
201 B Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Blissful Energy Yoga
(503) 970-7373
11515 SW Durham Road Suite #E-7
Tigard, OR
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Yogamoves
(503) 663-2364
33855 SE Francis St
Gresham, OR
Yoga Styles
Iyengar with allowance to explore

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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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