Trying To Conceive Please Advice Yoga Asanas

by Usha
(London)

Hi

I am 27, and trying to conceive from 6 months. Never on medication till now. I have healthy eating habits. I have started practicing yoga from 2 weeks. Earlier I had irregular practice of yoga and aerobics.

Since I am trying to conceive, I am scared I may lose my unknown pregnancy (early pregnancy before missed period), if I practice yoga or any exercise like aerobics. Not sure it is a misconception but very much confused. Right now, I can do yoga asanas like gomukhasana, matasyasana, shashankasana, vakrasana, saravanghasana, utthanapadasana, dhanurasana and shavasana.

Can you please advice, which asanas I have to do to fulfill my purpose and which asanas should not be done to avoid the abdominal pressure.

Looking forward for your advice?

Thanks
Usha

Answer
You can stop doing aerobics and may continue with your regular yoga practice because regular practice of yoga is the ideal preparation for pregnancy.

However, it is advisable to add pranayama, yoga nidra and omkar chanting for complete relaxation. This will help you to stay happy and stress free.

Take eight hours of deep sleep for rejuvenation of body.

Avoid any situations that induce stress and do not worry at all.

Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Happy yogic life, all the best.

Warm regards
Daljit

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Jul 19, 2017
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by: Anonymous

Hello Daljit,

Since sometime now we are trying to conceive. I have been asked to do regular yoga, which i wasn't. Now when I am starting to I had these questions as well, as to whether or not I should start yoga and if it will hamper pregnancy. This post really helped me. thank you so much!

It is very helpful that you have an active online presence.

If I may ask, how long would you consider "regular yoga practitioner" to be? i.e. if I start practicing now, when would it be safe to plan conception? like 1 month, 3 months, 1 year?

Editors Note
I suggest start yoga under guidance. Regular practice can be assumed if you do yoga regularly six days a week for more than a month. You can plan conception any time. However, after 2-3 months of yoga practice your body will get strengthened and hormones will stabilise depending on your present health and your yoga practice..

Hope this helps
Daljit

Jun 22, 2017
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Trying to conceive from last 14 months but still not success
by: Anonymous

Hi,I am trying to conceive from last 14 months and after trying till 12 months, I am taking treatment of gynecologist from 2 months but still not conceived.

Even I am regular practitioner of yoga and pranayama from last 2 years and also do practice of kickboxing from 8 months.

Please advice me. Thanks

Editors Note
Already replied to your similar query on offline chat message.

Are you practicing yoga on your own or under guidance? If not seek help from an experienced yoga teacher locally or fill up the yoga therapy consultation form for detailed advice.

Warm regards
Daljit

Mar 07, 2017
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asanas advisable for trying to conceive
by: Anonymous

I am Nandhini, age 24. I'm very interested in doing yoga. But after marriage my mother in law told me not to do yoga as it will affect getting pregnant. Is it correct or wrong? And I am also having some problem in uterus (pcod). Still I didn't get pregnant. Please clear my doubts and tell me the advisable asanas to do.

Editors Note
You must check with your doctor so as to get proper diagnosis. Are you having some experience of yoga? It is recommended to do yoga for 60 to 90 minutes. Yoga sequence will depend on your health and fitness and previous experience of yoga. If you know how to do yoga, you can contact me for personalised yoga consultation.

Warm regards
Daljit

Mar 06, 2017
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Yoga's to avoid while trying to conceive
by: Anonymous

I wanted to know what are the Asanas which are not to be practised while trying to conceive. But instead of many asking the same question there is no reply. I request you not answer generic in answering the queries. Up to my knowledge as I heard from others and read in some books we should avoid dhanurasana, bhujangasana, shashankasana and kapalbhati. If u can share anything additionally or if I am wrong please let me know and also others...

Editors Note
Still I will recommend a generic practice of one hour consisting of yoga poses, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation. A balanced yoga practice of up to 90 minutes will harmonise working of various organs, endocrine system, reduce stress and promote positive thinking.

While trying to conceive you may avoid kapalabhati, agnisaar, udiyan bhandha and do not hold breath in any pranayama.

Hope it helps..
Daljit

Jan 03, 2017
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Trying to conceive, no success in 6 months
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am trying to conceive for the last 6 months. But its not happening. Can you suggest any yoga asanas to increase chances of conceiving? I had never done yoga before.

Editors Note
You need to start with a balanced yoga sequence of yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation. A well balanced yoga practice will strengthen your body, balances the hormone levels. Thereafter you may focus on specific practices for increasing chances of conception. You may find more information for starting yoga on this site. In case of any further query do let me know.

Hope this helps
Daljit

Dec 08, 2016
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Yoga and pranayama sequence While trying to convince
by: Anonymous

Hi,
We are planning for baby since May but till now no positive sign. Can you pls suggest me the sequence of yoga poses and pranayama to get improvement in fertility. Whether surya namaskaram can done on regular basis?

Thank in advance

Editors Note
You can carry on with any generic yoga sequence consisting of yoga poses, pranayama, meditation/ relaxation. Another key areas to focus on are weight loss and eating healthy. Next step is to increase the duration of yoga practice. You will get positive results hope fully. Taking care of overall health in a holistic way with yoga is more important than focusing on few selected yoga poses.

Hope this helps
Daljit

Dec 07, 2016
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Practising yoga first time during pregnancy
by: Anonymous

Hi

I am pregnant and I want to know whether I can start practsing yoga. I have never practised yoga but I do walking, jogging, zumba and weights.
Please advise.

Regards.

Editors Note
It will be beneficial for you to do yoga, but do yoga only under guidance of yoga teacher.

Warm regards
Daljit

Nov 21, 2016
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Hot Yoga/Vinyasa Yoga
by: KJ

Hi,I am trying to conceive for the past 6 months and practicing hot yoga/Vinyasa Yoga regularly but no success yet. Yoga practice helps me to keep stress free and refreshing. Could these yoga prevent conception? Can I continue the practice as I practice 5 days a week?

Editors Note
Yoga practice should not prevent conception. You may continue to practice yoga. But what is your yoga sequence you follow and how much time do you do yoga. You may provide more details by filling consultation form.

Good luck
Daljit

Sep 06, 2016
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When trying to conceive
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I'm trying to conceive a baby from last 2 years. I want to start pranayama practice for conceive naturally. Can I start doing kapalbhati, anulom vilom, and surya namaskar while trying? Some one told me not to do kapalbhati during trying to conceive. Please suggest.
Thanks

Editors Note
You may include suryanamaskar, kapalabhati, anulom vilom and other yoga poses as part of your yoga sequence. You can contact me for specific personalised advice.

Hope this helps
Daljit

Sep 06, 2016
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yoga
by: Anonymous

Can I do chakki chalanasana yoga (grinding pose) while trying to conceive?

Editors Note
Yes you may do that.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jun 29, 2016
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Sarvangasana while trying to conceive
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I am trying to conceive. Can I do sarvanghasana till I conceive? If I conceive, will sarvangasana which I would have done before missed period have bad effect on the fetus? Please advise. Is there any yogasana which should be avoided while trying to conceive?

Editors Note
Yes you can do sarvanghasana till you conceive. Once you conceive then you can do simple yoga poses and do more of rhythmic, anulom vilom breathing breathing and relaxation.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jan 26, 2016
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Trying to conceive
by: Anonymous

Hello,

I'm 39 years old and am trying to conceive. I've had 2 miscarriages last year within a gap of around 6 months. I had been doing yoga and meditation from many years, but over the last two years i.e, after marriage I've not been able to continue yoga. Again though I've begun regular yoga practice since last six months. I am also trying to conceive, but have not been successful yet. I thought yoga would help me to conceive. I do feel the difference as in being more active and feel the pelvic muscles have become strong, but no good news as yet. Is it okay for me to continue with the yoga for my age? Does it cause any delay in conception if I do yoga at this age? Please let me know.
Thanks and Regards,

Editors Note
1. You may continue doing yoga till pregnancy is confirmed. Yoga practice will help you in conceiving.
2. You need to do yoga poses, yoga breathing and meditation.
3. Reduce weight if overweight and eat healthy.
4. Practice meditation to reduce stress levels and achieve complete relaxation.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Jul 07, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Hello

I am trying to conceive,I have been practicing yoga. Can I continue specifically with surya namaskara which I do for 10 times per day?
Thank You

Editors Note
You can continue to practice surya namaskar while trying to conceive.

Warm regards
Daljit

May 20, 2014
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Asanas
by: Anonymous

Dear Daljit,

You have been mentioning quite frequently " to avoid asanas that are not recommended during pregnancy ". But Could you please list out which are the asanas?

Also would like to know the "Asanas to avoid" while trying to conceive or while expecting a Postive sign (in the coming last week of the cycle). Please explain in detail - What asanas to be stopped and if yes, from when. Thank you so very much. Your reply shall help many women who pray to conceive and to be cautious during unknown preg. Namaste !!

Editors Note
While trying to conceive, there is no restriction on asana and pranayama. Once pregnancy is confirmed, do yoga under guidance of a yoga teacher who can guide you depending on your physical strength and proficiency in yoga.

Hope it helps
Daljit

Aug 07, 2013
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I am trying to concieve
by: Anonymous

I am also trying for pregnancy. My question is can I do all yoga asanas if I am trying for conceive.
I am doing all asana like dhanurasana and halasana. Can these asanas hamper my unknown pregnancy? Suppose I am doing yoga and during this I become pregnant.


Editors Note

In case you are already doing these asanas, you can continue with your yoga sequence. In addition to yoga asanas, practice pranayama and do proper rest and relaxation in shavasana at the end of your yoga practice. If time permits practice yoga nidra also.

When your pregnancy is confirmed, you can avoid asanas that are not recommended during pregnancy.

All the best.

Namaste
Daljit

Feb 17, 2013
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Practise of Yoga - when trying to conceive
by: Vasundhara

I have doubt with regard to practising of yoga when I am planning to conceive.

I am practising yoga. The postures are first I will start padmasana,butterfly pose - Bhadrasana, Vajrasana,Paschimotanasana, Bhujangasana, Bow pose,body twisting(sorry for not), Chakrasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Sethu Bandh, Fish pose, Yoga Nidra and Shavasana. This is followed by Pranayamam (Alom Vilom and Kapalabhati).

So my question is I am right now planning to conceive. So shall I continue practising yoga during the period from the day when my periods got missed (which might have got missed even for getting pregnancy) until conformation from doctor.

Editors Note

You can continue with your yoga sequence.
When your pregnancy is confirmed by the doctor, you can avoid asanas that are not recommended during pregnancy.

Hope this helps. All the best.

Warm regards
Daljit

Nov 09, 2011
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Miscarriage and Yoga
by: EmilyB

Hello

I have just stated an Ashtanga yoga class twice a week following 2 miscarriges in 6 months. The doctors have said there is no reason for them happening.

We are starting to try to conceive again but I wanted to know if there are any particular moves you suggest and the frequency of yoga practice I should be aiming for.

Thanks
E.

Editors Note

I will suggest be very regular in your yoga practice and practice yoga for reducing stress and relaxation. Do more of deep breathing, alom vilom pranayama and yoga nidra.

Hope this helps
Daljit

Aug 05, 2011
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I am trying to get pregnent but I have the problem with my period
by: Anonymous

I have being trying for 3 months now,but I am on medication now until next week the gynecologist given me. So he says I must wait until next month then we will see.



Editors Note
Practice yoga for relaxation. Be disciplined in your eating to reduce weight. All the best.

Jul 09, 2011
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Thanks
by: Anonymous

Namaste

Thank you very much. I have noticed stress and worry in my life. I will do pranayama and yoga regularly to get rid off stress.

Thank you very much.

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