In addition to its well-known calming effects, yoga is healing for the whole body. The exercises in this book, selected for both men and women to do individually and as a couple, are designed to boost fertility by improving circulation in reproductive organs and balancing hormones. These exercises, which include yoga, meditation, and breathing, will help you focus your mind, strengthen your body, and let go of worries, as you prepare for conception and pregnancy.
Author Kerstin Leppert, who has taught Kundalini Yoga for many years and written four previous books on yoga and health explains the ancient concept of chakras and how they relate to fertility and gives recommendations about nutrition, natural remedies, stress relief, and sexual positions.
"Fertility Yoga" is full of advice you can put into practice right away -- whether you are part of a couple taking the first steps toward conception, or are already undergoing medical fertility treatments and want to support that with natural techniques.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-06-17
- Reviewer: Staff
A kundalini yoga teacher with 15 years of experience, German poet and novelist Leppert combines her yoga experience with research on fertility in this straightforward, accessible guide for women and couples preparing to conceive. In a soothing tone, Leppert assures readers that letting go is a crucial element of the process and that “women who were trying to get pregnant actually took longer to accomplish their goal than women who weren’t trying to control the process.” In addition, she explains that “sometimes there is no medical explanation for why a couple has trouble getting pregnant.” They can only wait it out and simply let things run their course.” Leppert’s thesis is that yoga will quiet the mind and relax the body in order to aid it in what can be a stressful fertility quest. Though not a medical guide—as evidenced by a hefty disclaimer and a detailed chapter on chakras (“To fulfill your wish to have a child, it is especially important to strengthen and cleanse your second chakra”)—Leppert dispenses ample practical and sensible advice about nutrition, how to enjoy simple sensory experiences, meditation practice, and other stress-reduction techniques. These tips lend the book a more universal applicability, and it can be used in preparation for pregnancy or simply to increase relaxation, well-being, and mindfulness. (Aug.)