6 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Libido
Yoga does some amazing things for your mind and body, including your reproductive organs. According to research, yoga practice can increase circulation, enhance libido and engage the kegel muscles for a better amorous life. So, what are you waiting for? If you’re feeling stressed out and need a little help in your love life, start practicing yoga and do the poses presented below!
How yoga can improve your amorous life
Researchers have confirmed that yoga can help you get in the amorous mood. In one study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers looked at 41 women who were diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (including diabetes and heart disease). At the end of a 12-week yoga program, researchers found that the women had increased blood flow to all parts of the body, including that region down below.
“Yoga appears to be an effective method of improving all domains of sexual functions in women,” wrote the authors. This included desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction.
Other research looks promising as well. In one study, researchers found that a mindfulness practice cultivated in yoga class helped women to improve erotic arousal, get a better response, reduce pain and even manage symptoms of chronic pain in the vulva, called vestibulodynia.
And there’s great news for men too. In another study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that could treat premature ejaculation and promote erotic satisfaction.
Other benefits of yoga in the bedroom
Regularly practicing asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (deep, mindful breathing) can enhance your mind-body connection, which will definitely help your love life. Here are some of the consciousness and physical benefits of yoga that would also help your love life:
– Boosted energy;
– Improved flexibility;
– Increased blood flow;
– Healthier body image;
– Improved self-esteem;
– Relaxed mind and body;
– Awareness in the present moment.
If this all sounds good to you, give this yoga sequence a try for better libido – your body (and your lover!) will thank you.
1. Child’s pose
Start in child’s pose to center your mind and body.
Take a moment to begin in child’s pose, centering your breath. Close your eyes, rest your forehead on the mat and stretch out your arms in front of you. Breathe deeply and relax. Try to focus on sending energy to your pelvic region to wake up your reproductive organs. See if you can feel any tension down there, perhaps physically or emotionally.
2. Cat and cow
Wake up your libido with a few rounds of Cat and cow pose.
When you feel balanced, come forward onto your hands and knees, keeping knees hip-distance apart. Plant the four corners of your hands into the earth, grounding through the palms. On an exhale, round your spine towards the ceiling into cat pose.
Imagine a string pulling you up from the middle of your spine. On an inhale, lift your head and chest forward and arch your back into cow pose. Try this cat and cow flow for 10 rounds; it will increase mobility in your spine while strengthening the mula bandha (muscles of the pelvic floor).
3. Downward-facing dog
Stretch out and rest with Downward-facing dog.
After your cat and cow flow, you’re ready to press back into a downward-facing dog. Push your palms away from the floor and send your bottom up towards the ceiling. While here in this resting pose, you will elongate your spine, relieve lower back pain, strengthen your wrists and calves, and release all the tension in your body. Focus on your breath and stay here for a minute.
4. Pelvic floor poses
Strengthen the pelvic floor and boost libido with Bridge pose.
Once you’re warmed up, it’s always a good idea to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which support a woman’s uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. For a man, strong pelvic floor muscles support the bladder and urethra, helping to combat incontinence and other problems with age.
Studies have shown that performing kegel exercises on a daily basis can significantly strengthen pelvic floor muscles, which helps to address many of the biggest problems associated with urinary issues and low sex drive. Some of the best asanas for your pelvic floor are:
– Locust pose;
– Warrior II pose;
– Bridge pose;
– Chair pose;
– Child’s pose.
5. Pigeon pose
Release tension in the hips and improve libido with Pigeon pose.
Now that we’ve stretched and strengthened our pelvic floor muscles, let’s start to wind down back to the mat. Pigeon pose is a relaxing way to do just that, while opening up the hips. This is vital for a better amorous life because it’s said that we store a lot of emotional stress in our hip flexors, and – let’s be honest – nothing kills erotic arousal faster than stress. So, the sooner we can relieve the tension, the better.
As a bonus, open hips means you’re less likely to get muscle cramps during love making. Relax into Pigeon pose on both sides and hold it for a minute each, using a block or blanket underneath the raised hip as needed. Notice where you feel any tension and send energy to that spot. If you feel emotions cropping up in this pose, don’t worry, that’s totally normal – just breathe.
6. Happy baby pose
Try Happy Baby pose for improved libido.
You may feel a bit vulnerable here, but this gentle pose is wonderful for your spine, especially if you slowly rock back and forth from the left side to the right. Plus, this pose is featured in the famous Hindu text “Kama Sutra”.
It may seem awkward at first, but Happy Baby pose can increase circulation to the pelvis and release the lower back and sacrum while opening up the hips, thighs and groin. You can also try reclined bound ankle pose for similar effects.
The benefits of yoga are seemingly endless, and better amorous life based on love transfiguration and sexual continence is high up on that list.
Give these yoga poses a whirl and take that calm and confidence into your love life. Perhaps you can even show your lover some of your new moves – enjoy!
June 25, 2019