I often get asked what style of yoga I teach in my Yoga for Women’s Health and Lunar Yoga classes. My teaching style in these classes is based on my training in yoga for fertility with Bliss Baby Yoga. This is a feminine approach to yoga which supports reproductive health and overall wellbeing for women. These group classes incorporate elements of the yoga for fertility practice without being specifically aimed at supporting fertility.
Elements of the yoga for fertility practice
The yoga for fertility practice includes a combination of more traditional hatha yoga practices as well as restorative yoga and yoga nidra (yogic sleep). Some of the key elements of this beautiful, healing practice include:
- Honouring and aligning with the menstrual cycle
- Connecting to and opening the heart and womb space
- Encouraging deep relaxation and connection within
- Creating a receptive womb space to nurture your intentions
- Releasing stored tension and emotional energy from the pelvic muscles
Each class is 90 minutes which allows plenty of time to move through dynamic and restorative postures, breathwork practices and guided deep relaxation (yoga nidra).
Generally, we use props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to create deep sense of comfort and nurturing in the restorative postures. This enables you to let go of the need to grip and hold on and allow yourself to be fully supported by the feminine power of the earth.
Who is yoga for fertility for?
Yoga for fertility is of course ideal for women who are hoping to get pregnant in the near future. However, it also supports regular and easeful menstrual cycles in all women. It is the perfect practice for women experiencing painful menstruation, irregular or missing periods or disruptive pre-menstrual symptoms.
For women who have already passed into the post-menopause wise woman phase, yoga for fertility is still a beautiful healing practice to connect with the inner feminine energy and cycles of nature. The same goes for women on hormonal contraception who wish to stay connected to the feminine rhythms whilst they are not experiencing a natural cycle.
Why choose yoga for fertility?
There are so many variations of yoga out there these days. The most important thing is to find a practice that you enjoy and that supports you in your current phases of life. For me, yoga for fertility is a practice that I fell in love with and felt the healing benefits of immediately.
No other practice felt as sustainable or in alignment with the changes I experienced in my body each month. My period always felt like a disruption to my practice whereas now I feel I can adjust and align more easily. We are simply not the same every day and so a yoga practice which supports these ebbs and flows is ideal for us as women.
This style of practice is not one to dramatically increase your physical fitness or capabilities. Rather, it is a more gentle practice aimed at maintaining health and wellbeing. Yoga for fertility can be a great standalone practice but it can also work brilliantly alongside other styles as an addition to your currently weekly yoga routine.
Private yoga for fertility classes
I also offer private Yoga for Fertility classes, online and in Athens, which are completely dedicated to this intention. The physical element of the practice is the same but these sessions include focused guided meditations and visualisations to support you on your fertility journey. Currently, I do not offer a group Yoga for Fertility class but if this is something you are interested in, please reach out as I am open to the idea!
Over to you…
If you would like to work with me 1-2-1 to balance your hormones and improve your health, contact me to set up a free discovery call. I am a nutritionist, yoga teacher and women’s wellness coach. We will create a plan tailored to your individual needs and vision for your health. I will then be there for support, guidance and accountability as you work towards your goals!
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