Yoga For Fertility
Expert Q&A with Tara Williams
Tara is a yoga instructor and a life/parenting coach. She creates a safe-haven for couples and or parents on their fertility journey.
Tara says, “We store so much in our bodies and through movement, meditation, and coaching; I assist families to bring more peace, joy, and happiness into your lives.”
Yoga is a deep mind, body, and soul-deep connection and healing process. Tara is passionate about the process of movement as a tool to boost fertility, assist during pregnancy, and as importantly, during postnatal recovery.
We chatted to Tara to find how yoga can benefit your IVF journey and treatment:
What is Fertility Yoga?
Yoga is all about a mind-body-soul connection.
When you join my classes, it is a sacred space of support, peace, and relaxation. Practising yoga when you start your conception journey gives you the perfect opportunity to go within yourself on a soul-level, which allows your mind to relax and for your entire self to become a sanctuary.
With fertility yoga, we create balance both in mind and body for your fertility journey ahead.
You will feel a more profound sense of connection to your body, leaving you better equipped to handle the emotional rollercoaster this journey can bring.
I work with movement, meditation, and breathwork that work in conjunction with your medical treatments.
When you are in a better space emotionally and physically, your body has more energy and vitality and is likely to respond much better to the IVF process.
Fertility yoga works around your sacral chakra; which is the energy-centre that resides within your womb.
Through movement, breathing, and meditation, we can help heal this area and prepare for pregnancy. This movement has also helped many women deal with endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, cysts, and other reproductive disorders.
Fertility yoga compliments the treatments you are on and does not replace any medical diagnosis.
What is the difference between Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga?
Yoga allows a woman who is trying to conceive of feeling safer in her body to function optimally; by getting out of the mind where anxiety and fear reside.
In working with women who have gone through IVF, I have seen women go from anxious or depressed to those using the tools I have guided them through to process difficult emotions and stressful situations in a much heathier and holistic way.
During pregnancy, prenatal yoga assists in the body transformation that comes with pregnancy.
Each class is perfectly suited for moms who attend to address what they are going through on the day;
From lower back pain, fatigue, pelvic pain, round ligament pain, headaches, stiff joints, and emotional outbursts.
Postnatal yoga helps adjust to motherhood and work with the pains that arise after birth, such as pelvic floor weakness, weak abdominal muscles, stiff neck, tight shoulders, and emotional support to reduce postnatal depression. It’s a gentle way of strengthening the mind and body.
Mom and Baby yoga also helps the mother connect to her baby on a deeper emotional level and learn practices like baby massage and stimulation to further enjoy the motherhood journey.
Every person deserves to be honoured and feel a sense of joy, peace, and happiness.
I strive to do this through the practice of yoga and life/parenting coaching; no person ever leaves the same way they came in; which to me is a blessing.