Yoga for Fertility - 2014

Yoga Bharati and Wellness by All Means

Open House Seminar

  • Meet Dr. Nidhi Ram (Ph.D in Yoga Therapy)
  • Dr. Rina Valia (LECH, MD Homeo from Pacific Homeopathy)
  • Dr. Prasanna Menon (Ob/Gyn), Women in Focus Medical Group, Mountain View
  • Wellness Guru Manoj Joshi from Wellness by All Means


  • March 17th Sunday 10:30 am to noon
    • at 1807 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara, CA
  • March 22nd Friday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • at 3275 Stevens Creek Blvd #245, San Jose, CA, 95117

6 Week Yoga Workshop
(12 sessions starting March 23rd)

When: Saturday 10:00 am and Thursday 6:30 pm (90 min class)

Venue: Dharma Center, 1807 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara

Cost: $294/person, $500/couple (includes 1-1 consultation and Group classes w/Dr. Nidhi)

Who: Couples looking to   improve   

FERTILITY trying to conceive spontaneously or using Assisted Reproductive Technology such as IUI and IVF, Adolescent girls/women trying to MANAGE MENSTRUAL ISSUES, or PCOS. 

Yoga Module

Dr. Nidhi Ram says effects of stress hormones may result constriction in Uterine blood vessels, thus interfering with conception. Yoga poses such as Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose), Setubanda Sarvangasana (Supported bridge pose) and Viparita Karani (Legs up to the wall pose) help to gently stimulate downward energy (from navel to the floor of pelvis, as well as increase micro circulation in the reproductive tract. 

Fertility Yoga increases relaxation, blood flow to the uterus and reproductive organs (improving egg quality), creates a sense of peace and well-being and teaches the body to become more open and less rigid. 

Yoga module incorporates breathing exercises, Suryanamaskara (Sun Salutations), Asanas (poses), Relaxation practices, Pranayamas and Meditation with imagery.

Evidence based approach

Rahul Sachdev, M.D., a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey says he has no doubt that stress can lead to infertility.
At St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Couples who took part in Stress Reduction practices as Yoga and Meditation had a 50% Fertility rate within a year.
Harvard Medical School researcher Alice Domar, Ph.D., published the results of a study in Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 73, No. 4) that showed women who participated in her program, which included relaxation and yoga, were almost three times more likely to get pregnant than women who didn't. 
In Domar's 10-week mind-body workshop, 184 infertile women who had been trying to get pregnant, 55 percent of the women in the group using yoga and other techniques got pregnant within a year 


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Infertility and Yoga

Many holistic health approaches emphasize the importance of a healthy body, mind and spirit in order to make both sperm and egg as vital as possible. It's very understandable that having difficulty getting pregnant can make people feel sad, angry, guilty, lonely, or anxious-or all of the above! Since high stress is clearly not the most hospitable environment for sperm and egg, stresssurrounding repeated attempts at pregnancy can create a vicious cycle. Some people have broken this cycle by signing up with a Mind/Body fertility program, which helps them relax more and think more positively.


Stress has physiological effects that will alter the balance of hormones in the body. In 2012, SVYASA researcher Nidhi Ram, Ph.D., published the results of a study in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Vol. 19, No. 2) that supports the theory that psychological distress can have effects on multiple systems, including inhibition of hypothalamic GnRH, activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The impact of these perturbations by psychological stress and depression could then in turn adversely affect ovulation, fertilization.


About Dr. Nidhi Ram  

Nidhi Ram is a Research Associate at SVYASA. She has over 13 years experience in teaching Yoga. She has trained directly under B.K.S Iyengar for 3 years and she has over 10 years of training at SVYASA, Bengaluru, India. Nidhi also has yoga experience from different schools such as Vinyasa yoga, Vipassana meditation etc. Nidhi has a PhD in Yoga Science from SVYASA University. Her research was on the effect of yoga on adolescent girls with Polycystic Overian Syndrome (PCOS). Her research compared the effect of yoga lifestyle versus physical exercise on the girls with PCOS.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor prior to any form of Yoga program