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Abdominal aorta
Delivers blood
to kidneys and
lower body
Milk ducts
Carry milk from
glands to nipple
Nipple
Opening where a
baby sucks milk
Cervix
Opening
to uterus
Fallopian tube
Connects ovary
to uterus
Ovary
Where eggs
are stored
and released
Uterus
Where a fertilized
egg develops
Vagina
Muscular tube
Kidney
Filters blood to
make urine
Adrenal gland
Regulates fluid
volume
Ureter
Carries urine from
kidneys to bladder
Bladder
Stores urine
FEMALE
MALE
The reproductive system functions to help
continue our species by sexual reproduction.
Yoga may help aspects of reproductive health,
including pelvic oor health. This may improve
sexual satisfaction, and labor and delivery.
SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Yoga seems to indirectly address aspects of pelvic
health, both urinary and reproductive, partly by
promoting optimal breathing. It is also feasible
that, because yoga helps manage stress, it can
improve fertility and conception; although we
need more research to confirm this.
REPRODUCTIVE
SYSTEM
Inhale
Respiratory
diaphragm and
pelvic floor descend
Penis
Transfers sperm
into the vagina
Testes
Manufacture
sperm and
testosterone
Exhale
Respiratory
diaphragm and
pelvic floor ascend
PELVIC FLOOR
AND DIAPHRAGM
Endometrium
Uterus lining
that thickens to
receive an egg
Pelvic oor motion
A healthy pelvic oor is able to move
through its full range of motion with
your breath, following the movement
of your diaphragm. Yoga practice may
enhance neurological awareness, along
with increasing strength, exibility, and
the relaxation of these muscles. This
may improve your bladder, bowel,
sexual, and reproductive health.
BREATHING
Your pelvic floor muscles
descend as you inhale and
ascend as you exhale.
Pelvic floor muscles
Respiratory
diaphragm
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