Achieve Optimal Reproductive Health and Fitness
Bend, Breathe & Conceive is an exciting new yoga program specifically created to help couples conceive. Anna Davis, Ph.D., RYT, scientist and yoga instructor, guides you through a series of physical poses, yogic breathing techniques, visualizations, and meditation practices designed
to integrate your body, mind, and spirit, to cultivate balance and to promote fertility and optimal reproductive health.
Dr. Anna Davis is a neurophysiologist, a science educator and a certified yoga instructor. She has practiced yoga for more than 25 years, and has received her teacher training with master teachers Andrey Lappa and Baron Baptiste. A mother of two, Anna finds joy sharing the practice of yoga with others, a path she believes helps us to awaken and live graciously with health and vitality in the present moment.
In a brief introduction, Dr. Davis explains the physiology of fertility:
► Learn how daily anxieties and "fertility frustration" can trigger the release of stress hormones that disrupt the healthy functioning of the reproductive system.
► Relieve stress with proven relaxation techniques designed to restore mental and physical balance and actually increase conception rates (Domar, A. et al. Fertility and Sterility, 73:4, 2000).
► Build strength, increase flexibility, and learn to shift your physiology away from stress towards relaxation to promote reproductive health.
► The Practice: This yoga practice is geared for students of all levels from beginning to advanced. A 60 minute dynamic flow yoga practice includes 10 minutes of guided relaxation.