We all know that yoga is super beneficial for just about everything, and when it comes to having good sex benefits just keep getting better. Yoga does wonders to increase blood flow, relieve stress, increase flexibility, and put you in a great mood. Sounds a little like sex if you think about it. These two are inherently connected, and the next time your sex life needs a little sizzle, yoga may be just the thing to make things a little hotter in between the sheets.
Why Yoga for Good Sex?
Remember that feeling of confidence yoga gives you? You know the one, where after practice you seem to glow and are ready to take on the world? To improve your sex life, this confidence can also be taken to the bedroom (or wherever else your sex life might lead you). When you’re confident about what you’re doing, everything you do takes on a different feeling of total contentment. The feeling of self-confidence while having sex is amazing and will make the sex all better, even if the sex stays the same. Simply speaking, more yoga means better sex. Seems like the best of both worlds, wouldn’t you say?
Yoga is known for bringing a greater awareness to your body, mind, and soul. When we are more aware of our bodies, the feelings we get when doing things are greatly enhanced, sex included. Becoming more aware in our sex life can lead to greater feelings of intimacy and connection with your partner and yourself. When your awareness is peaked on these fundamental levels your sex life will improve even if you had no intention of improving your sex life in the first place. Many people who practice on a regular basis (both yoga and having sex) find that sex just gets better and better.
Yoga makes you more flexible. More flexibility means the opportunity to try new positions with ease. The Kama Sutra lists 64 different sexual positions and describes making love as “divine union.” Some of these poses tend to take more than a little flexibility to get into. Yoga can help with that. Greatly improving your flexibility, yoga is the perfect way to change things up in the bedroom by offering the ease you need to add a little variety to your routine.
Whatever boost your sex life might need, yoga’s sure to have it. Read on for the best five yoga poses that will help to greatly improve your sex life. Everyone loves good sex, and these poses are sure to make anyone feel that amazing glow that only good sex can offer.
5 Yoga Poses for Better Sex
- Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold (Upavistha Konasana)
This seated pose increases blood flow to the pelvic region, in turn helping to increase your libido. Improved circulation to the blood flow also helps increase arousal, which is great if you’re not feeling quite “up” to getting it on.
- Goddess Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Who doesn’t want to feel like a goddess in the bedroom? Goddess pose will help you do just that. Not only does Goddess Pose help relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause that can lead to decreased desire, but also greatly helps to allow you to feel more comfortable in your own vulnerability. Sex comes with a lot of trust and this pose will help you open up and allow a greater sense of intimacy between you and your partner.
- Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana)
When we’re standing most of the time it’s pretty hard to get blood to flow in the opposite direction. This can lead to decreased circulation and make you feel pretty anxious, not to mention totally stressed out. Shoulderstand will help with this and leave you more relaxed so you can enjoy your time in the bedroom.
- Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Even if you’re new to yoga you have probably heard of this pose. It’s amazing for stimulating both the mind and body, and is a great warm up to doing it “doggy style.” This pose will also help to quickly melt away any tension you might be feeling, making it great to help get you in the mood.
- Cat/Cow (Marjaryasana)
This is a great pose to stimulate energy throughout the body and it is awesome to get the body heated up. Cat/Cow also is excellent for strengthening the kegal muscles as they work to stabilize the tailbone. This pose is also great for the rhythm of the breath which can greatly increase the connection you feel when having sex.