Gain greater strength, flexibility, and balance? Yoga. Improve mindfulness and focus? Yoga. Better sex life? Yes, you guessed it – yoga.
As reported in a 2009 study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, your yoga practice can actually improve overall sexual satisfaction, covering your sex drive, sexual desire, arousal, and even orgasm. Think that’s a bit of a stretch (no pun intended)?
Well, considering the way yoga increases oxygen levels in the body, engages the core region, improves flexibility, boosts present moment awareness, and increases circulation to the pelvic floor...all five are key components that can raise the heat and bring some spice to the bedroom.
Include these 5 poses in your yoga flow and increase your libido for better sex:
Cat/Cow Sequence: Transitioning between cat and cow helps open up your flexibility, while also strengthening the mula bandha – aka your pelvic floor muscles. These muscles contract during orgasms, so you can actually have more controlled and intense orgasms by strengthening the pelvic floor region.
Goddess: We all know that feeling confident in the bedroom is key for intimacy. It’s hard not to feel sexy while in this pose, so don’t hold back and tap into your inner Goddess! It is an empowering pose that will physically and mentally prepare you for better sex.
Bridge: This simple pose is effective in stretching your hip flexors and releasing the backline of your body, which will come in handy for any creativity in the bedroom. You’re also increasing blood circulation to the pelvis to help you orgasm.
Fish: If you feel tired and drained, it can be difficult to get in the mood. Our hormones play a big role in balancing our emotions, and fish pose is ideal for flushing out our thyroid gland. Known for helping to keep hormonal levels balanced, a healthy thyroid gland is crucial for our sexual energy.
Happy Baby: Any hip-opener is great for calming the mind and letting go of any stress or tension. Happy Baby in particular feels great on the low back, while also stretching the hamstrings and calming the nervous system. It’s perfect if you need a little extra help transitioning from a busy work day to a sexy evening.