Yoga and Fertility

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Yoga and Fertility

A Journey to Health and Healing
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Description

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 you√åre 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)

Product Details

  • Publication Date December 12, 2012
  • Page Count 360
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303328

About The Author(s)

Jill Mahrlig Petigara E-RYT, MA

Jill Mahrlig Petigara, E-RYT, MA, a registered yoga teacher since 2001, has helped many women struggling with fertility through both her work as a Fertility Yoga Teacher and as a volunteer with Resolve, the National Infertility Association. She teaches group and private classes in Atlanta where she lives with her beautiful family.

Lynn Jensen E-RYT, RPYT, MBA

Since founding the Seattle-based Yoga for Fertility program in 2002, Lynn Jensen, E-RYT, RPYT, MBA, has helped over a thousand women and couples struggling with fertility issues.  A registered yoga teacher since 1997, Lynn’s teaching draws from her personal fertility challenges, her long-term personal yoga practice, and many years of studying yoga and its effects.

Table of Contents

"Foreword by Carol Knoph, MEd, LMHC
; Introduction: Why We Wrote This Book
; Chapter 1: What Is Yoga for Fertility
; Chapter 2: Who Can Benefit from Yoga for Fertility
; Chapter 3: Getting Started with Yoga for Fertility
; Chapter 4: Routines for the First Half of Your Cycle
; Chapter 5: Routines for the Second Half of Your Cycle
; Chapter 6: Yoga Routines for Additional Situations
; Chapter 7: More Yoga Practicies for Fertility Support
; Chapter 8: Lifestyle Changes to Support Fertility
; Chapter 9: Using Yoga with Other Modalities for Fertility Support
; Chapter 10: Success Stories"

Interview With The Author

"Yoga and Fertility": Jill Petigara