Yoga and Fertility

Yoga and Fertility

A Journey to Health and Healing

Book - 2013
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Perseus Publishing
Yoga and Fertility offers a wealth of information for women who are trying to conceive, whether or not they are already yoga practitioners. Jill and Lynn are highly experienced yoga teachers and practitioners, who have been teaching yoga for fertility classes and workshops for many years.

The book clearly shows how yoga can help with fertility, as well as explaining specific benefits of the yoga poses. Yoga practices are offered in a useful, practical way with plenty of photos and clear descriptions. Readers will easily be able to do these simple but effective practices at home, regardless of previous yoga experience.

In addition to yoga routines, the authors suggest approaches such as breathing practices, visualizations, affirmations and the use of complementary medicine modalities to improve fertility. They also discuss other factors which may impact fertility, such as stress, nutrition, body weight and exercise, and provide an overview of recent research on these topics, as well as positive suggestions to address these areas.

Personal anecdotes and stories, including students’ success stories, are woven into the text. Women who are interested in learning about natural ways to enhance fertility, or who are currently dealing with with fertility challenges will find this book

Book News
Yoga teachers Jill Petigara and Lynn Jensen present a comprehensive guide to using yoga to improve fertility and during early pregnancy. The book has ten chapters. The first few explain what yoga is, its general and specific benefits, and how to establish a practice. The main benefits come from improved circulation of blood, conventional and unconventional energy, stimulation of the reproductive and endocrine system for hormonal balance, calming of the mind, and enhanced communication between the body and mind. Yoga poses are presented that target certain parts of a woman's cycle. These are described and demonstrated in photos. Each of these chapters begins with textual introduction to concepts and practice. Later chapters suggest life-style changes to support fertility and using yoga with other modalities for fertility support. The final chapter includes several women's success stories using yoga to support fertility. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Springer Publishing

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART), yoga can help enhance your fertility and smooth the path to parenthood. This specialized Yoga for Fertility practice improves circulation and energy flow, balances hormone levels, and tones your reproductive organs. Jill Petigara and Lynn Jensen, who have lead fertility workshops for years, have seen many women successfully begin families and they know how to harness the power of yoga for your benefit. With plenty of photos and clear descriptions, they demonstrate optimal poses for fertility enhancement in every stage of your cycle. Routines are simple but effective for yoginis of all levels of experience.

Yoga for Fertility will help you:

  • Redirect blocked energy to improve blood flow to the reproductive center
  • Reduce stress with breathing practices, visualization, and affirmation
  • Modify yoga classes when youvåre trying to conceive
  • Incorporate fertility-enhancing lifestyle approaches and natural fertility treatments
  • Use yoga to improve the success of either natural cycles or assisted reproductive technology cycles, including in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Publisher: New York : DemosHealth, c2013
Description: xxiii, 287 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781936303328
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 Pet
Additional Contributors: Jensen, Lynn.


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