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6 Yoga Exercises To Increase Sperm Count.
For wannabe fathers who are worried about low sperm counts, practice these 6 Yoga Exercises To Increase Sperm Count and enjoy a healthy sex life.
Benefits of these 6 Yoga Exercises: Regulate blood flow to the lower abdomen, keep the sperm count in check, boost the health of reproductive glands, prolong a man's productive age, cure problems like infertility. Counter obesity and constipation, boost thyroid gland functioning and strengthen the lower back.
Causes: Impotence can be a result of lifestyle, psychological or physical problems.
Lifestyle Causes: Smoking, excessive alcohol intake, drug abuse, obesity, lack of exercise, a sedentary lifestyle.
Psychological Causes: Performance anxiety is said to be the main factor. It manifests itself in other excuses like fatigue or depression.
Physical Causes : Diabetes, heart ailments, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation, liver or kidney disease, hormone or thyroid disorders, injury to lower back or spine.
AGNISAAR KRIYA :
Stand erect with your feet a foot apart. Place your hands on your knees and loosen your belly. Exhale fully, hold your breath out and pull your stomach in as far as you can, such that it touches you back. Then loosen and release the stomach. Repeat this pumping action for as long as you can. Relax and inhale. This completes one round of Angnisaar Kriya. Do this Kriya for 2-3 times.
Note: Not for people suffering from peptic ulcers, heart disease, high blood pressure, slip disc and intestinal swelling.
Lie on your back and stretch your body. Place your hands beside your thighs, palms facing down. Inhale and raise both legs slowly, till they are at 90 degrees to your waist. Do not lift your head. Using your hands as pivots, lift your waist too and stretch your legs beyond your head, trying to touch the ground behind with your feet. Keep your knees straight. Hold this position for as long as you can. Breathing normally. Return to base position, bringing your legs back very slowly and ensuring that your palms and head stay on the floor and your knees stay straight. Do Halasana ones or twice.
Note: This is not for people suffering from backache, slip disc or cervical spondylosis.
Lie on your back. Bend your legs at the knees, keeping the heels as close as possible to the hips. Hold your ankles with your hands if possible, else keep your palms beside your hips, palms facing down. Inhale and lift you're your back and hips very slowly and smoothly. Keep your shoulders and heels on the ground. Close your eyes and focus on the painful area of your spine. Hold the posture for as long as your can, breathing normally. Return to base position very slowly and relax. Repeat three times.
Lie on your stomach, facing down. Bend your legs and grasp the ankles with your hands. Inhale and raise the hind part of your body and your chest. Tilt your neck back with eyes closed. Feel the strain between legs and hands as your entire body rests on your belly. Arch the back into a bow, breathing normally. Hold the posture as long as you can and then return to base position. Repeat Dhanurasana twice.
Note: If you are suffering form hernia, hypertension and peptic ulcers, avoid Dhanurasana.
ASHWANI MUDRA :
Sit comfortably in Padmasana or Sukhasana as shown in the picture, back straight and eyes closed. Breathe normally. Pull your anus and lower abdominal muscles up and relax. Focus on the muscles contracting and relaxing. Repeat this motion 200 times in two set with 100 repeats each.
BHASTRIKA PRANAYAM :
Sit comfortably in Padmasana or Sukhasana as shown in the picture, back straight and eyes closed. Form the Gyan Mudra and place your hands on your knees. Exhale to your maximum capacity through both nostrils, and then inhale through both with full force. Repeat this process continuously till you feel tired. Do it slowly first, then speed up gradually. Maintain a rhythmic patter; the time taken to inhale should equal that taken to exhale. And remember when you breath in, your lungs should expand and not your belly. Similarly, when you breathe out, your lungs must come back to their original position. Do this process according to your capacity, 30-40 times.
Note: People suffering form high blood pressure, heart problems and migraine should do Bhastrika Pranayam slowly without undue force.
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- Always choose whole grains over fast food, canned or frozen foods.
- Consume a lot of green leafy vegetables.
- Boil dry dates with milk and eat them every night before sleeping.
- Have food with high fibre content.
- Make pears, apples (with skin), strawberries, peas, oats a part of your daily diet.
- Have two or three bananas everyday for breakfast.
- Normally your testicles should be a couple of degrees cooler than your body temperature. So avoid wearing tight underpants and avoid bathing in very hot water or sitting in a hot tub to prevent overheating of testicles.
- Maintain a gap of two to three days between two consecutive ejaculations.
- Exercise regularly to loose excess fat and avoid sitting for long hours.
- Sperm levels are generally high in the early morning. This is the best time to make love.