Many couples struggling to conceive are turning to holistic methods to help support their fertility. From adding herbs to their diet to acupuncture to even trying hypnosis! Well now you can add tai chi to your “Baby-making Checklist”! Hundreds of women have claimed that tai chi was an integral part of becoming pregnant.
Read on to learn the amazing benefits of tai chi and how it may help kick-start pregnancy.
What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise that derives from ancient China. According to Golden Gate Fertility, tai chi is defined as: “Slow and graceful movements that focus on concentration and deep breathing techniques. Tai Chi is based around the concept of Chi, a life energy that flows through the body through different pathways, sustaining physical health and calming the mind”.
Often referred to as fluid and meditative, tai chi involves deep breathing, weight-bearing exercises which demand balance, and a strong discipline to relax your mind and body.
What Are the Benefits of Tai Chi?
“Tai Chi Chuan, the great ultimate, strengthens the weak, raises the sick, invigorates the debilitated, and encourages the timid.” – Cheng Man-ch’ing
Tai Chi Health Institute reports the natural benefits this low-impact fitness regimen may offer: “Numerous studies have shown tai chi improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life”.
Find your happy place with this go-to exercise and read below for its additional benefits:
- Cultivate mental alertness
- Lowers stress levels
- Decreases blood pressure
- Increases energy
- Builds strength and tones your muscles
- Improves coordination and flexibility
Can Tai Chi Help Get Me Pregnant?
As exciting as a woman’s trying-to-conceive journey may be, it can also be stressful. The most common advice many women hear while trying to get a bun in the oven is, “Just relax and it will happen”. News flash, relaxing takes effort! If you’re the proactive type, try tai chi to relax those nerves. It may help improve blood flow to your reproductive organs, lower your stress hormones and be the relaxation you didn’t know you needed. Plus, the hubster can join you!