yoga is a therapeutic type of yoga that helps you make the holistic connection
between your body, mind, emotions and spirit.
While the poses in the Fertility
Yoga with Monica Morell, PhD video will be familiar to those who
have enjoyed the benefits of yoga as well as be easy to learn for beginners,
what makes fertility yoga different from other yoga practices is that
it specifically focuses on your reproductive health. The Fertility
Yoga with Monica Morell, PhD video places emphasis on the benefits
of integrating breath with movement and helps you gain balance, strength,
and vitality to the reproductive and hormonal areas of your body.
Below are some other questions we often get asked about Fertility Yoga.
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a difference between Fertility Yoga and Infertility Yoga?
benefit from Fertility Yoga?
I have never
practiced yoga before, can I do the Fertility Yoga with Monica Morell,
PhD yoga practice?
help me when I am feeling overwhelmed with emotions?
women supposed to do inversions during menstruation?
I am not
sure if I am pregnant. Should I continue to do yoga?
Is there a difference between
Fertility Yoga and Infertility Yoga?
We've heard the terms used interchangeably and know of no substantive
differences between them. We prefer to use the term 'fertility' because
its focus is more positive.
Who can benefit from Fertility
Whether you would like to prepare yourself for pregnancy naturally or
are experiencing fertility difficulties, and would like a holistic complement
to your medical treatments, the Fertility
Yoga with Monica Morell, PhD video will help you prepare for one
of the most important times of your life.
And while the Fertility Yoga program has been specifically
sequenced to help you with your journey toward motherhood, many people
continue to use it to reap the myriad rewards that yoga brings, long after
they've given birth.
I have never practiced yoga
before, can I do the yoga practice found on the Fertility
Yoga with Monica Morell, PhD video?
Absolutely. It is common misperception to think that you have to be super
flexible or a ‘pretzel’ in order to do yoga. Every physical
body is different and everyone moves in and out of poses differently.
If you are new to yoga, there are modifications found throughout the Fertility
Yoga with Monica Morell, PhD video which will appeal to all levels.
Practice what makes you feel comfortable.
Can yoga help me when I am
feeling overwhelmed with emotions?
Yes. It is perfectly normal to experience a range of feelings, especially
during the challenging times of infertility. For some people, the program
may even induce an emotional release. This is also perfectly normal. The
physical and emotional levels of your being are intertwined and people
often feel an emotional release during these physical movements. In that
way, yoga offers a very healthy vehicle to help you positively channel
unresolved feelings or stress.
Why aren’t women supposed
to do inversions during menstruation?
There doesn’t seem to be agreement on whether to avoid inversions
during your menstrual cycle, or not. One thought was that inversions increase
the risk of endometriosis or vascular congestion in the uterus—causing
excessive flow. However, these notions have since been disproved. There
does not seem to be any research findings that support the argument for
avoiding inversions during menstruation. A woman’s body is very
dynamic and since menstruation affects each woman differently, a woman
should decide for herself whether she would want to do inverted poses.
As always – steady and comfortable is your best guide. Do what makes
you feel comfortable. Listen to your body and pay attention to how you
respond to these poses.
I am not sure if I am pregnant.
Should I continue to do yoga?
As with any medical condition, seek your physician’s advice about
what physical activity you should engage in during this time. If staying
relaxed is your intent, you can always lie down in savasana (lie flat
on your back, relax your hands next to your hips, relax your feet out,
close your eyes) and practice your deep ocean yoga breathing.