“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame”.
Indeed, yoga has endless benefits as it immensely contributes to the betterment of your physical and mental health. Among many benefits like relieving stress, weight loss, improved digestion, etc., people usually forget to talk about the benefits yoga can deliver to your sex life. Yes, a consistent yoga routine can improve your sex life and make you feel better, both on and off the mat.
Yoga focuses on enhancing physical strength and emotional activeness, which is the leading requirement for sexual health. According to gynecologist Dr. Alyssa Dweck, “learning mindfulness through yoga translates to being in the moment during sex.”
A leading Journal of Sexual Medicine published a small study that revealed that the women who engaged themselves in a 12-week yoga program reported enhanced sexual function in various stages like desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and satisfaction.
Yoga improves flexibility in your body and helps you align your breath and body, which helps you explore new sexual positions and also improves sensation during sex. This article will discuss a few yoga poses that can treat sexual problems and enhance pleasure in your intimate time.
Yoga poses to treat sexual problems
You should begin your practice with a gentle cat-cow pose. This posture will help you loosen your muscle and energy. To begin practicing, bend on your knees and create the pose of a cat. Next, gradually arch your back up and then arch in down. Regular practice of the cat-cow pose will activate the pelvic floor, which will help you experience a stronger orgasm. In addition, yoga poses that focus on pelvic floor tone will manage vaginal laxity.
Downward-facing dog yoga posture helps stretch your body muscles and increases the flow of oxygen in your body. In addition, this pose will also assist you in finding fresh and vibrant energy that will make you feel stronger.
To begin with, place your hands at shoulder-width on the ground. Keep your legs as straight as possible, in a diagonal position. While maintaining this posture, take a deep breath while pressing your hands into the mat. Furthermore, keep your tailbone upwards.
Lizard pose is one of the most efficient hip opener exercises. Hip-opening exercises are meant to increase flexibility and help you release emotional energy that you might be holding around sex.
To practice, begin with stepping your right foot forward. Next, lower your forearms on the ground and keep your back leg straight. If you are a beginner, don’t lower your body all the way down to your forearms, and try practicing it gradually. The lizard pose helps release built-up stress, reducing inhibition in your sexual experiences.
The straddle pose is meant to strengthen and open your groin area and inner thighs. Besides, stretching your legs in this posture will activate your sacral chakra, also known as the energy center for sexuality.
To practice this posture, sit with your legs spread apart (spread them as much as possible). Next, lean forward gradually and try to rest both your forearms on the ground. You will feel your inner thigh stretching as soon as you put yourself in this posture. However, if you feel any abnormal pain, stop it immediately.
Eagle pose is an act of balancing, and maintaining the body balance requires major focus. On the other hand, achieving satisfaction with sex also requires significant emphasis. Bringing focus in bed will relieve you from stress.
Practice this posture by standing straight up. Next, lift the left leg upwards, and hook it behind your right calf to achieve an interlocking position. Similarly, bring both arms in front of your body and put them in a parallel position. Followed by this, hook your right arm with your left one and stay in this position for some time (as long as you can).
Happy Baby Pose
The happy baby pose increases flexibility and works as a deep hip opener, which helps you release emotional stress. Mental and physical stress can hinder good sex. In addition, this stress can also cause tension in the pelvic floor muscle, which results in painful sex at times. The happy baby yoga posture opens up your sacral chakra, which is the pleasure center of your body.
To practice this, lie on your back and keep your knees bent upwards. Now, hold your feet with your hands, and start moving your legs like a baby.
Shoulder Stand Pose
If you stand on your shoulders and practice the shoulder stand pose, you will feel less stress in your body. This posture helps you release tension from your lower body. Besides, it also releases blood flow to the brain, which enhances your pleasure-bearing experience.
To practice this posture, lie on the floor and bend your knees upwards. Next, put your hands straight outwards on both sides and your palms down on the floor. Now, keep your hands behind your lower back and support your back to stretch further in the upward direction.
The plow pose is meant to increase flexibility in your spine. With this flexibility, you can work on enjoying better sex with new postures that would be painless.
To practice it, come to the shoulder stand pose. Now, start moving your legs behind your head. For a beginner, it may get difficult, so move gradually. Your goal should be to place your toes on the floor, but it won’t be possible when your start. During this, place your hands straight out, and keep your palms facing down.
Yoga helps you coordinate your body with your breath. Furthermore, it also increases flexibility in your body, which removes a lot of sexual problems. Yoga helps you achieve a toned body shape and a mentally fit body that keeps you more focused. Sexual pleasures are all about focus, and nothing but yoga can help you achieve a focused state of mind.