Although the art of Yoga appears in the East thousands of years ago as one of the six systems of Indian philosophy, since the last decades of the last century impresses its spread in the Western world, making us sometimes wonder if this is another fashion project or a valuable gift to the ‘misled’ by the material people of the West.
Indeed, the Western lifestyle in a few decades multiply disturbed the psychosomatic balance of man. The hectic pace of everyday life, stress combined with lack of physical activity and good nutrition, and environmental pollution with toxic residues soon led man into impasses. One of the “victims” of the last decades is the reproductive system and fertility, equally affecting both sexes. By the term infertility describes a range of disorders during the arrest process, both from the side of man and woman, with subsequent consequent miscarriage.
The peculiar sensitivity of the reproductive system requires careful treatment and such a lifestyle to ensure a healthy one arrest and one against possible pleasant pregnancy. In this direction helps prenatal or perinatal Yoga (Pre & Postnatal Yoga) through individualized practice for the targeted exercise, quality of breathing, the posture, diet, psychological support and strengthen the role of parents.
We know that, before and after pregnancy, the female body is experiencing significant changes, which are compensated with the help of Yoga. The exercises Manual usually applied include mild physical exercises (asanas), with emphasis on agility and flexibility for toning and strengthening uterine muscles and the perineum and breathing exercises (pranayama) which aim to better tissue oxygenation and efficient relaxation . The Yoga Experts, in fact, point out that deep, calm breathing (Ujjayi) and breathing with alternating nostrils (Nadi Shodhana) strengthen the respiratory rhythm and balance the vital energy. However, there would be avoided practices with breath holding or hyperventilation.
Through “asanas” we improve seeks physical and emotional health with balancing period and sedation of the menstruation. At the same time, preventing stress and its symptoms we providing control of the nervous system through the breathing process . Furthermore, surveys have shown increased production and quality of breast milk, after stimulation through exercise of glands that secrete prolactin. However, as experts say, the fertility exercises, must be supported by weight control, quitting smoking, coping with stress, limiting coffee and alcohol and certainly balanced diet.
Finally, it seems that a meditation has an important influence on the psychophysical balance of the couple , by improving the ability of tranquility and eliminate physical and mental stress. The sessions can be made even more interesting with the help of soft music and dancing. Note also that fertility Yoga classes help women to come closer to other infertile women , exchanging valuable experiences on the course of their treatment . Essentially, the practice of Yoga is now considered by many experts an integrated practice psychosomatic preparation of the couple before, during and after the miracle of creation.