Montreal Gazette - Aspiring moms use yoga to ease stress of infertility


Yoga had long been a part of her life but, as [Tasha Lackman] tried to get pregnant, it became more of a focus. Lackman, a certified yoga teacher, has developed a fertility yoga workshop that, since March of last year, has been attended by more than 100 women and 35 couples.

…studies have shown the practice of yoga to be beneficial in helping those who are struggling with infertility to cope with its considerable stresses, said Janet Takefman, director of psychological and patient services at the McGill University Health Centre Reproductive Centre in Montreal.

"Whether it improves outcome is almost irrelevant to me," she said. "If it can make women who have lost a feeling of control over their lives feel that they have that control back, then it's win-win."