It will come as no surprise to readers of the New Beginnings blog that I believe yoga can play a role in healing (almost) anything that ails you. Infertility is no exception! As someone who struggled to become pregnant – and one who has studied the therapeutic benefits of the practice, I have experienced and seen firsthand how yoga can be an incredible help for women who are struggling to conceive and/or carry a baby to term.
Over the past few years I have led a number of workshops that brought together women in every stage of trying to conceive – from those at the beginning of the journey to those who have been struggling for years, and every level of yoga experience – from complete beginners to senior teachers. No matter their background, circumstances, or experiences, these women have benefited from coming together to learn from one another and facilitate the healing process.
While yoga cannot change one’s circumstances or guarantee fertility, the practice offers valuable tools for encouraging compassion toward one’s self and circumstances, creating an authentic sense of community with whom you can share your journey, and enhancing overall physical and mental health. If you live in the DC area, I invite you to join the next fertility yoga workshop series I am offering in June at Tranquil Space Studio.
If you live outside DC, I encourage you to reach out to studios in your area or explore the practice yourself through the many resources available.
Has yoga helped you or someone you know through the journey toward parenthood? Share your experience in the comments section below.