It is widely known that Yoga can give you flexible body, increase your energy level, build better muscles, improve your blood flow and boost your confidence. But, did you know how Yoga asanas improve your sex life? In Sanskrit, Yoga basically means union. It works on the harmony of the body with mind and soul, so does sex. A lot of studies proved that stress and low confidence in your body can affect your sex life. Yoga helps you to reconnect with your body and mind, it increases your acceptance of your body thus melting away your anxiety, stress, self-doubt and inhibitions. It results in fabulous times with your partner.
These are some Yoga asanas improve your sex life that you may try –
- Lotus Pose ( Padmasana)-
One of the most well-known poses is the lotus pose. Half Lotus Pose is also well known to improve libido and orgasm. This pose improves the flexibility of thigh and hip muscles, which are important to most sexual positions. For this pose, sit cross-legged on the floor and pull each foot to rest on the opposite thigh with your hands. Thigh muscles will stretch during the pose.
- Sitting wide-legged straddle pose (upavistha konasana)-
This pose improves the blood flow to the pelvic area. Sit down and stretch your legs as wide as comfortably possible. Use your thigh muscles as you push your legs on the floor. You can either sit up straight or push your downwards towards the floor for a more intense exercise.
- Extended Side Angle or Bound angle pose (Baddha konasana)-
This is a great pose for stretching the hips and the pelvic muscles and improving flexibility in that area, like bounded angle, extended side angle pose is also good for improving sex life. Sit down and put your feet together with knees out like butterfly style and bring them as close to your body as possible. Lean forward and hold your feet with hands and hold your breath as long as comfortable.
- Cat or cow pose (marjariasana)-
This is a great exercise for kegel muscles, the same ones that expand and contract during orgasm. Among other yoga asanas improve your sex life, cat or cow pose is one of them. Simply go down on your hands and knees with your back straight. Then go back and forth between arching your back as high as possible like a cat and sticking your buttocks out with your back carved in like a cow.
- Downward dog pose (Adho mukha svanasana)-
This is the best pose to make you feel empowered while stretching the whole body. Simply lie on your stomach and lift yourself off the floor with feet and hands still on the floor. Try to make a triangle out of your body and see if you can keep your feet on the floor while being safe and comfortable. Downward Dog Pose will remove tension from your neck and back.
- Bridge pose ( Setubandhanasana)-
Bridge Pose will remove tension throughout your body and help to build confidence while stretching the pelvic muscles. Lie down on your back and push yourself while your feet and shoulders should be on the floor and your hip up in the air.
- Eagle pose ( Garudasana)-
This is a visually appealing pose that increases blood circulation in the cervical area. Stand on one leg while wrapping the other one around it and entwine your hands in front of you, as tight as you can. Squeeze your legs gently together, it will cause the rush of blood in the area while you release the Eagle Pose.
- Plow Pose (Halasana)-
This pose increases blood circulation to the brain that enhances alertness and stimulation. Lie on the floor and bring the straightened legs up and over your body. Your toes should rest on the ground behind your head and hands on your back or beside you. This pose also strengthens your back.
- Lizard pose ( Utthan Pristhasana)-
Lizard Pose is for flexible hips and pelvis. From the downward dog pose, bring your left foot forward and rest beside your left hand. Stretch your right leg back while keeping the thigh parallel to the floor. Bring the rest of your body down on your elbows.
- Cobra Pose –
Cobra Asana is also called Bhujagasana is a great pose for removing tension from your back and feeling empowered. Start by lying on your stomach with your hands beside your chest. Push on your palms and bring your pelvic area and torso up in the air and look up. This will make you feel confident and sexy with your chest sticking out.
While these poses work on the different muscles of your body and increase flexibility, the other causes that keep you from enjoying sex are stress and worries about work, study, deadlines etc. In that case, the complete rest pose or the Shavasana can help you ease your mind and body and also work as the perfect ending to this sexy Yoga routine. Lie down on your back and clear your mind from worries and rest. This routine will surely help you enjoy yourself more and spice up your life.