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During the time that I’ve spent attending my weekly yoga class, I’ve noticed a great deal of relaxation into my day, and, as a person who suffers with daily anxiety, I’m always on the look out for natural ways to reduce my stress. However, if someone were to tell me that yoga could help increase fertility, I’d be a bit skeptical, yet, in the Bend, Breathe, and Conceive DVD , Dr. Anna Davis discusses the role stress plays in fertility as well as the advantages yoga has shown to play in helping couples conceive.
Now, Hubs and I have only recently began thinking of trying for another baby, and within that time I’ve been looking into different fertility products that are out on the market, and when I came cross Bend, Breathe, and Conceive, I was interested, not only in the fact that it promotes itself as a fertility dvd but that its yoga as well. 🙂
The yoga itself runs 60 minutes and is pretty intense. Anna quickly moves from one pose to another, guiding you through the transitions with descriptions of moves as well as exceptional modeling through her own great flexibility and strength.
The first time I put the DVD in I simply sat back and watched as Anna moved gracefully through the poses, taking snapshots of how her body moved and visualizing how I’d move mine as well. And, after only 5 minutes of doing the different poses, I came to understand this is an authentic yoga style, focusing on breath, strength, flexibility, and body awareness. I’m also hopeful that with the endurance and strength building that’s required to hold these poses, I’ll even see results in weight loss as well.
In regards to fertility, Dr. JE Ellington, CEO of ING Fertility and inventor of Pre-Seed says, “Bend, Breathe and Conceive offers a realistic and enjoyable method to incorporate a daily practice of stress reduction and whole body health. Stress management techniques such as yoga, especially during the fertile part of the cycle, have been shown in several studies to lead to increased pregnancy rates, and a healthier intimate relationship for the couple.”
Overall, the 25 years Dr. Davis has spent practicing yoga, as well as her educational background in Biophysics and Physiology, truly shines through in this DVD. It is not only an educational resource for couples who are wanting to conceive, but it’s also a tool for better health. And if you’re interested, you can watch a trailer of Bend, Breathe, and Conceive as well as read studies done on stress, yoga, and infertility .
Retailing normally for $19.95, FairHaven Health is offering one of my readers the chance to win their own Bend, Breathe, and Conceive Fertility DVD, simply leave a comment on this page (as well as an email or twitter id to be reached if you are the winner), sharing your story of fertility and/or experiences with yoga.
The winner will be chosen through random.org and will be posted on Dec. 12, 2010. Giveaway ends midnight (eastern time) Dec. 11, 2010.