Yoga to solve problems related to infertility

Infertility is a disturbing factor in the life of those affected by it. It has destroyed the peace in many families and has caused the falling apart of many relationships. There are many medical treatments available in the market to cure this problem. These medications are not always effective. Moreover, there are quite a lot of side effects for such medical treatments too. Recent studies have found that two asanas which are common in Yoga can be effective in solving such issues to a great extent.

Paschimothasana and Badhakonasana are both integral to the practice of yoga and have different benefits in terms of eluding the problems of infertility which is quite common among those of the present generation. Many cases have been reported wherein infertility issues were resolved with the help of practicing these asana.

Interruption in the blood circulation, nerve bruises, disabilities, mental issues like stress, fear and doubt, side effects of some medicines etc. are the common reasons for infertility problems. Yoga explains this as the hindrance in the Pranapravaha (vitality of life) and puts forward some unique asanas to wipe out these problems. Unlike the therapeutic method which is usually used, yoga acts as a total wellness tool and consequently becomes a medicine to such ailments.

The important outcomes of yoga practice and that will enable the Pranapravaha increase in strength and easiness to waist muscles, increase blood circulation towards waist area etc.   Besides Pashimothasana and Badhakonasana, Basti and Douthi practices are also used in yoga to help discharge the unwanted elements from the body and thereby cleansing the body. Moreover, by practicing pranayama, one would enhance the capability of ejecting out the unwanted elements from the body.


Pashchima refers to the backside of the body and poorva denotes the front side.Uthana means a supine position. Pashchimothasana enables one’s backside to be completely expanded and stretched. Steps of Pashchimothasana are as follows

  1. Sit down and stretch out the legs.Hands could be rested on the knee
  2. Breathe in and stretch the hands above head to the maximum as if someone is pulling your handsfrom above.
  3. Breathe in and go backwards, and breathing out, slowly incline towards the front, looking straight forward.
  4. Incline forward until the stomach touches the thighs. Try to touch your knees with your head. Remain in that position for some time.
  5. If you are very flexible, you can hold the finger toe and touch the floor with your elbow. Normal breathing is advised in this position and while breathing out, tries to bend downwards. Remain in this position as long as you can.


This asana provides flexibility to foot, waist, backbone, muscles in the back etc. and increases the blood circulation to these parts of the body. Digestion would get better and muscles in the waist would be stronger.

Badha konasana

  1. Stretch out the legs and then fold it inwards. Hold the foot of your leg and pull it towards your genitals. Legs and waist should be on the ground at this time.
  2. After keeping the hands behind the buttocks, breathe in and expand the chest to the maximum. Be in this position and breathe in as long as possible. Breathe out and go back to the initial position.
  3. Lean forward and hold the foot of your leg. Lean forward to the maximum and try to touch the face on the floor. Try touching the legs too.


Gap between thighs, waist, knees, elbows, leg joints etc. become flexible. It will strengthen kidneys and bladder.