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About Male Reproductive Health & Yoga

Women struggling with infertility often turn to yoga poses to boost their fertility and increase their chances of conceiving. Men can also practice yoga poses to improve the health of their reproductive system. Certain yoga poses have benefits that can increase male fertility and help prevent illnesses associated with the reproductive organs.

Benefits

Adopting a regular yoga practice can improve the quality of your sperm if you have issues with sperm motility or mobility. Practicing yoga is also excellent for your prostate, warding off prostate diseases and reducing the size of your prostate if it is enlarged. Adopting a regular yoga practice can reduce your stress level, which can increase the overall health of your reproductive organs. Having less stress in your life can improve your sex life and help treat mild erectile dysfunction.

Pose for Sperm Health

Get your blood pumping to your reproductive organs with a few yoga poses that can increase your sperm count and quality. Start by sitting tall with your legs stretched out in front of you to move into Mahamudra. Bend your left knee and bring your left foot to the center of your groin. The sole of your foot should rest right against your perineum. Keep your right leg straight and bend forward over your legs, reaching your right hand down to grab your right foot. Hold for the count of three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Pose for the Prostate

Tone your pelvic floor muscles to promote prostate health. Practice Boat pose by starting in a seated position with your legs straight out on the floor in front of you. Place your hands on the floor on either side of your hips, then lean back slightly, keeping your back straight and supported using your arms as you lift your feet off the floor. Aim for reaching your legs about 45 to 50 degrees off the floor. When you are able, lift your hands off the floor and hold your arms extended in front of your body, toward your legs. Hold Boat for up to 20 seconds and work your way up to one minute over time.

Kegels

Practicing Kegels can improve your prostate health and increase your sexual performance. Start sitting in a relaxed, comfortable position, breathing deeply and slowly. Contract your perineal muscles by reproducing the movement you would make to stop the flow of urine. Squeeze this muscle for one or two seconds without straining, then release. Repeat this movement about 10 times at first, working up to 25 repetitions. Do these quick exercises twice a day for maximum benefits.

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About the Author

Andrea Cespedes has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. A personal trainer, run coach, group fitness instructor and master yoga teacher, she also holds certifications in holistic and fitness nutrition.

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