Happy Friday! It’s a beautifully warm day in Chicago, so I hope those reading this in Chicago are outside reading it :)
Today I wanted to share one of my favorite yoga poses: Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose). This posture is a great pose for MANY reasons during this challenging time of your life.
- It’s a safe pose to do while going through the assisted reproductive treatment. In fact, it can be a useful tool during ovulation to help encourage blood flow to the pelvic organs, help with bloating and cramping from medications and help with elimination.
- Helps promote sleep. Anytime my mind and/or body are restless I spend 10 minutes in this pose and I am ready to get some shut eye.
- This is a multi-purpose pose. If you only have time for one pose a day I would recommend this one because it stretches your legs, spine, chest, arms, neck and can relieve low back pain. Basically, it refreshes the entire body.
- You can do it anywhere there’s a wall (or a chair if the wall isn’t appropriate). No need for a mat or any props, but if you have them great!
Reach out here for a complementary consultation to learn more about how yoga can help you during your fertility journey! Maybe a health coach and yoga are the missing pieces in your fertility puzzle?
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