Yoga for Male Fertility
YOGA AND FERTILITY:-
The most powerful effect of Yoga practice on a person's fertility is through calming, restorative effects on
the mind and body. A quiet, stable mind and body promotes fertility.
In addition to stress relief, Yoga
has effects by improving the blood circulation, affecting the nervous system, improving the mobility of
organs, improving the hormone release, causing muscle stretching and relaxation and also by affecting the mind
and the way of thinking.
We will go through various Yogic Asanas (exercises) and find out, how it helps
both for male and for the female fertility.
Yoga for Male Fertility:-
- Padahastasanam:The pelvis get fully
stretched in this posture so there is stretching vessels, tubes and organs which helps in clearing blocks,
and improve muscle relaxation.
- Virbandhasanam:-Just looking at the
Asana, we can understand that muscles get maximum stretched improving the vascularity (blood circulation) to
- Gomukhasanam:-As the legs and hips bent
over, all internal organs are massaged. Also the heel is actually putting pressure at the site of prostatic
gland. This is the gland which secretes enzymes, which helps the liquifaction process of the semen. It also improves semen volume, because of prostatic
- Janu shirshasanam:-You
can maximum stretching in this asanam for the spinal cord (backbone). This helps in calming the sympathetic
nervous system and activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Explanation :-There are two types of
- Parasympathetic:-This helps in the cascade of reactions leading to various stages of sexual arousal.
- Sympathetic :-This is active in stressful conditions and adrenaline is released, this suppress sexual
response. In the asana, sympathetic nerves are calmed down, thus reducing the effect of stress. Whereas
the parasympathetic is activated, thus improving the response for stimulus (arousal)
- Bhadrasanam:-The pelvic bone is opened
up in this posture, thus helping the circulation.
- Shalabhasanam:-Here the blood is
completely drained away from legs and pelvis to chest and head region. This is helpful in reducing and even
curing Varicocoele. Varicocoele is a condition, where pooling of blood causes reduced sperm count and
- Navasanam:-The blood in the whole body
gets fully concentrated in the pelvic region. This brings lots of vitamins, minerals, hormones to the
reproductive organs.It will also help in washing out toxins, oxidants and infections, which might be lodged
- Sarvangasanam:-To understand we need to
understand the physiology of reproduction. There is a gland called pituitary gland just below brain. This
secretes LH, FSH, which in turn produces sperms from testis and eggs from ovary. In this asana, the whole
blood pools to the pituitary area, and helps in LH, FSH secreation.
- Ardha Pawanmuktasanam:-Here the pressure
from the legs pressing on towards the central region helps in squeezing out insulin from pancreas. It is
effective in diabetes which is a common condition causing male subfertility
- Pranayamam:-This is different from the
excercises, which we described earlier. The breath is being controlled Voluntarily by doing Pranayamam. It
is most helpful in reducing stress and strain. This can be done anywhere anytime, even between the job. As
stress is the main factor which reduces fertility, Pranayamam is extremely helpful.