Even if you’re not a longtime fan of yoga, you probably heard about its benefits — from increased energy to better sleep. What about the effect on sex?
Yoga means Union of mind, body and breath.
— Heather Simonson, a New York sex therapist, and yoga instructor
In sex, we use our bodies, but often don’t use consciousness or breathing — although it should. Setting both will help you to feel more, and become closer to the person you share a bed.
If you and your partner are looking for how to improve the situation in the bedroom, perhaps it’s time to learn a few simple asanas, because it has a number of serious reasons.
Yoga helps to focus
During sex, you feel the sudden anxious thoughts about something irrelevant? This problem is common and can often be the source of anorgasmia. The good news is that yoga will help you focus on the sensations in the here and now, for your pleasure and connection with your partner. Shifting the focus to the breath and body, you reduce the anxiety in the body and release physical tension. In addition, this practice teaches us to be more open to go with the flow and let go of what we cannot control.
Yoga improves flexibility and increases energy
The more flexible you are, the more you can experiment with poses. This is very important because of the new movement and stimulates different areas of the body help to achieve maximum pleasure.
A lot of people in the world believe that their sex life has stagnated because they are practical one and the same. Yoga also helps the muscles and ligaments become more flexible, and likely to hurt herself in the new position will be reduced.
It is also important to remember another important problem that can ruin any sexual activity, the lack of power. According to research by the National Sleep Foundation, about one in four married men on the planet says that not getting enough sleep and are often too tired to have sex. Regular performance of asanas will help to balance the sleep and make it more efficient, and then release the energy for sex.
Yoga helps to take your body
Regular exercise help to get rid of the clamps, improve posture, strengthen and tone muscles, and over time, you’ll feel better. But in addition to physical flexibility, yoga also affects the mind.
Yoga helps us to be less tied to the idea that our bodies should look a certain way to make us feel sexy or attractive.
— Heather Simonson.
Simply put, the more you use the principle of self-acceptance, the more comfortable you will feel — both on the yoga Mat and beyond. And if you didn’t know that body confidence is very sexy.
Yoga helps the state of the pelvis
Forget about Kegel: yoga is much better strengthens the bottom of the pelvis and helps to ensure that sex became longer. In one study, published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, it was found that regular yoga improves desire, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction for people in age from 22 to 55 years.
What to try:
You can begin to learn the postures, which creates the tension of the pelvis, for example, the Pose of a War or an inverted bar — Purvottanasana. They improve blood circulation and the more blood, the stronger might be your orgasm.
If you’re new to yoga — try to work with the “Mula Bandha” — the root lock, influencing the spine, pelvic floor, and perineum. On a physical level, this practice works like this: the pelvic floor muscles are reduced, which increases blood circulation and stimulates nerve endings.