The 2 Minute Yoga Solution
By Shara Lawrence- Weiss
Below, Yoga Specialist Nicole DeAvilla, author of The 2 Minute Yoga Solution, discusses the benefits of yoga as related to fertility.
What is your background with fertility?
I came in through the back door to yoga and fertility. I have been teaching yoga for nearly 30 years and was on the original Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Standards Committee, currently on the International Association of Yoga Therapists Accreditation Committee, am a yoga researcher and I have been training yoga teachers and yoga therapists for many years. Recently, I’ve been approached to discuss this subject more often – it’s a popular topic at the moment!
How does yoga affect fertility?
Most notably, yoga affects fertility through the reduction of stress (for both men and women). However, the growing body of testimonials and new popularity of yoga for infertility seems to be pointing in the direction that there may be several mechanisms for why yoga helps with infertility.
What amount of time do you recommend, daily?
Research has not verified the answer to this question but in my many years of practice I have learned that the right amount of time is the time that can be done on a consistent basis. The increasing body of research on the benefits of exercising often throughout the day, I believe supports the yoga concept of integrating yoga into your lifestyle. Simply put: do deep breathing before getting out of bed in the morning, do a few stretches while you brew your tea, take “2 Minute Yoga Breaks” throughout your work day, etc.
Give it a try
I encourage men and women to try yoga! The side effects are all positive. If there is someone in your area who specializes in yoga for infertility, that would be the place to start. Shop around for an excellent teacher and if needed, try different classes until you find the one that fits!
Here is a video where Nicole gives some stress reduction tips: http://youtu.be/ymdx2IOXI98
About Nicole DeAvilla, ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT
Best selling author, mother of two and Yoga Specialist, Nicole has appeared on TV, and interviewed as an expert on Prenatal Yoga, Mom and Baby Yoga, Parenting, Yoga Standards, Stress Relief and Yoga Therapy. Nicole helps her students feel great – physically, mentally emotionally – and helps them lift their spirits and become successful in their goals and aspirations.
How to connect with Nicole:
- Daily Two Minute Yoga on Ustream TV
- For Live individual coaching sessions go to MommyCoach.com
- Learn more about The 2 Minute Yoga Solution FAST and EASY Stress and Back Pain Relief for ANYONE at ANYTIME book and other programs.
- Follow Nicole on Twitter
This post was written by Shara Lawrence-Weiss for the sponsor, HRC Fertility of Rancho Cucamonga. Shara is the owner of MommyPerks.com