9781936303328

Yoga and Fertility : A Journey to Health and Healing

  • ISBN 13:

    9781936303328

  • ISBN 10:

    1936303329

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 12/01/2012
  • Publisher: Demos Health

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Summary

Women battling infertility is a familiar though still harrowing story these days. Women using yoga to reduce stress and become more aware of its body and its rhythms is another. So it comes as no surprise that yoga is helping women to cope with the physical and emotional stress of infertility and its treatments. The New York Time’s article, “Yoga as Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility?” raises this issue with a new twist: once-skeptical fertility specialists and doctors are beginning to give yoga the green light. The tide is turning in how acceptable yoga is to support women in their quest to become pregnant. Yoga is not a hard sell in the US where there are 6.7 million practitioners at last count. There are over 7 million women grappling with infertility at any given time in the US.Yoga and Fertility: A Journey to Health and Healing is for those who have never done yoga before, as well as those with yoga experience, or who are currently taking a yoga class. Personal stories are woven into the text, so that women can relate to the author and others who have struggled with fertility challenges. The book includes suggestions for friends and family members to help them better understand the issues.Yoga and Fertility: A Journey to Health and Healing will:Offer yoga practices that women or couples struggling with fertility can do at home, or can use to modify their current yoga practices to better support fertilityHelp women better understand some of the impediments to fertility, and how yoga practices can help overcome theseOffer some “case studies” of women who have successfully used yoga during their fertility journeyMotivate women and couples to use simple yoga, breathing and meditation practices to reduce the stress involved in fertility challengesBriefly discuss other ways to support fertility, including diet, lifestyle, exercise, and complementary medicine such as acupuncture and massage

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