Well, you know how tricky it could get these days. In a lifestyle, all made up of schedules, low self-esteem and really little time to dedicate to oneself and to our loved ones. It does feel damn hard to keep the fire up and things sexy and interesting.
Not to worry, because today my friend I am going to show you, how yoga could be exactly what you were looking for.
A simple hack to boost your confidence, feel your body again and reconnect with your sexuality and your partner too.
Well, let’s first define what a great sex is.
You couldn’t have agreed more if the great sexual experience is defined as an 'experience when you are in full control of your movements and breathing and feel completely connected with your mind, body and your partner.'
And how do you define a great
sexual yoga experience; an experience when you are in full control of your movements and breathing and feel completely connected with your mind, body and your partner surroundings.
Hope you got the idea where I am heading.
How yoga can actually help your life
As you may know at this point, yoga is based on positions, breathing, concentration, and meditation, and the best part is, in order to practice, you do not need to be a Jean Claude Van Dam. The positions (called asanas) favor a lengthening of all muscles and free the body from the tensions that make you live in a state of permanent stress.
Experts approve yoga as a pleasure booster
Men who practice yoga feel a more intense pleasure than just ejaculation. They control their breathing better and thanks, to the perineum tonic, they manage to retain and prolong erection and ejaculation. Moreover, having a greater awareness of their body and soul, they are more present, they seek intimacy and they look you in the eyes during the relationship, so yes to happy sex!
Various scientific researches, like the one in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, have seen how yoga can increase libido, desire, sexual pleasure and sexual performance. This thanks to the particular positions and breathing: yoga acts on our parasympathetic nervous system, allowing us to accustom our psyche to a state of extended well-being.
Our Best pick poses (asanas) stretches the chest, tones and works on your pelvic muscles and above all, it improves the circulation of the genital organs, so it helps you regain lost desire, excitement and the pleasure of making love with your partner.
Yoga can change your body’s perspective
Many yogis thanks to the exercise of observing their bodies on the mat and even outside of practice, "observe that as their yoga practice progresses, their sexual experience becomes more fulfilling, more enjoyable and a spirit of experimentation ". So explains Meta Chaya Hirschl, yoga expert and author of the book Vital Yoga.
In fact, yoga positions act beneficially both on our body and on our mind and spirit. Yoga makes us feel good about our body, also improving the relationship with the body of the other: this aspect is fundamental in sexuality. Besides, many positions are designed to strengthen the buttocks, improve the pelvic area and tone the muscles of the reproductive system. Acting positively on the pelvic floor, the result will be a greater flow of blood in the genitals and the consequent release of tensions.
Working hard on our Mula Banha for great sex
Mula Bandha, for example, is the energetic closure used to fix prana in the organs of the pelvis. It concerns the lifting of the perineum and gives physical support to the organs of the pelvis (in particular those involved in the process of elimination and reproduction): the Mula Bandha is practiced by lifting the pelvic floor, between the anus and the genitals, upwards and towards the inside of the body. "Mula bandha creates a sense of inner rooting and strength, both mentally (and physically)", explains Meta Chaya Hirschl.
Let's review what are the benefits of yoga that positively affect sex:
And if you are looking for some more yoga poses and further guidance do check out our ultimate yoga assessment guide. As it comes with every thing, a yoga practitioner needs when practicing solo.
Sex and yoga an infamous combo
Yoga and sex are trending since unsuspicious times when the famous singer Sting in early 2000 explained the world how the ancient discipline and tantric yoga were a lust savior. Those days yoga was not that spread discipline we all know what the news still resounds today! Don't get frustrated thinking about long intense yoga session to gain that energy and drive for long amazing hours of sex.
8 Yoga Poses for Great Sex to boost your libido back again!
01. Bridge Pose.
Benefits: Stretches your spine, thighs and hip flexors to increase the range of motion. Strengthen your back to reduce chances of injury. This pose also improves digestion and metabolism as this pose also stimulates abdominal organs.
Tips: The weight of your body in this pose rests on the shoulders, not the neck. If there is too much pressure on lower back, try placing a yoga block beneath your tailbone. Keep your core engaged by flexing the abdominal muscles.
02. High Lunge Pose.
Benefits: Increase stability and flexibility in hip flexors while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt. Develop endurance in your thighs while focusing on balance to improve your sprinting ability and strength in single leg squats or lunges.
Tips: Start with a closer stance if your back is arching (i.e., you feel pinching in your lower back). Keep hips even, facing forward. Ribs draw in towards one another to prevent puffing of the chest and arching of the back
03. Upward Dog Pose.
Benefits: A great pose to challenge you for lifting and opening your chest. Which results in improving our posture and enhancing lung capacity. Also strengthen the spine, arms wrists and shoulder muscles for visible improvisation in athletic performance.
Tips: If you are feeling too much pressure in your hand, shift your weight towards legs by elevating your hands on a yoga block or chair. If you are having difficulty in lifting your legs in the air, tuck your toes inside. Engage your abdominal muscles to release excessive pressure in the lower back.
04. High Plank Pose.
Benefits: Strengthen your wrist shoulders and core muscles. Tone your abdomen. Improve your posture and reduce back pains. Improve your balance which results in better movement and coordination. Along with other enormous benefits, this is a foundational pose for beginners to train them for advance hand balancing poses.
Tips: If you start to feel your core failing and your lower back begins to arch, take your knees down. You risk injury to your lower back by continuing plank with an arched back. If holding a plank for a longer period is difficult, rest your both knees and alternate knees time to time.
05. Chair Pose.
Benefits: An excellent pose for toning your legs. Build lower body strength by working on your calves ankles hip flexors and back. Develop endurance while opening the shoulders and chest to Stimulates the heart, diaphragm, and abdominal organs. A good exercise to reduce flatness of feet.
Tips: Keep your back straight throughout your spine. Avoid rounding it up and opening up your chest. To keep up the balance put the weight of your body on your heels, and you may be able to lift your toes. If feeling too much pressure in legs, change knee angle.
06. Eagle Pose.
Benefits: One of the poses with the prime focus on balance stability and concentration. Not only this, but eagle pose is also great for strengthening calf and hamstring muscles while stretching shoulder muscles.
Tips: Relax your shoulders, and push your elbows as far forward as possible. You should feel the stretch in your shoulder blades. If your foot does not wrap around your ankle, just rest the foot next to the ankle the same goes for the hands; if your palms don’t meet, let the backs of your hands touch each other.
07. Shoulder Stand Pose.
Benefits: Such an important pose that many experienced yogis consider it as queen of all yoga poses. Sanskrit name stretches your neck and shoulder muscles while developing your core strength. Tone your butt and abdomen muscles. This pose also stimulates thyroid and prostate glands, which boost your metabolism, detoxify your body and improve your digestion. This pose also increases blood flow towards the brain, which results in better memory and concentration reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Tips: This is an advanced level pose, and it is recommended to at least have experience of 8 to 12 weeks practice before attempting this pose. Do not attempt this pose if you have a headache, recent or chronic neck injury, have a history of stroke or high blood pressure.
08. Malasana / Deep-Squat Pose.
Benefits: A excellent hip opening pose that strengthens your thighs, groin, hips, ankles, and torso mussels. Improve your squat balance, concentration, and focus. Tones your abdominal muscles and improves the function of the colon to help with elimination. Enhances blood circulation in the pelvic region, which helps in regulating sexual energy.
Tips: Knees pressing inwards toward elbows, elbows pushing outwards towards knees to create tension. Avoid this Pose if you are having knee or lower back pain. Keep bowels empty before you practice this asana.
Thanks for staying till here!
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Take good care of yourself,