1. Yoga can improve your sex life
Yoga is considered one of the best practices for fitness as well as mindfulness. But did you know that yoga can also make you better at sex?
Studies suggest that regular yoga practice can help reduce stress levels in the body by decreasing cortisol levels. Increased stress can decrease your sexual desire.
Yoga may also help improve overall sexual function and increases your flexibility. It teaches you how to listen to your body, and how to control your mind. It also makes you more aware of the present, which is essential for good sex.
2. Energising breath (Kapalbhati Pranayama)
This breathing technique can actually ‘significantly increase duration of the sexual act’, helping prolong pleasure for both men and women, according to a 2019 study.
To do this, sit upright with your eyes closed and forcefully exhale through your nostrils while pulling your stomach inwards. Inhaling will happen automatically. Focus on the exhales. You can start with one round of 10 exhales and slowly increase the number of exhales as well as the number of rounds, as your capacity increases.
3. Bridge pose (Setu Bandhasana)
This asana helps to strengthen your pelvic muscles which are beneficial for good sex.
Begin by lying on your back. Now, bend both knees and position your feet hip-width apart. Put your arms on the floor with your palms against the ground. Lift your pelvic area and torso off the ground, keeping your shoulders and head on the floor. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly go back to your original position. Repeat a couple of times. Make sure there is no strain on your lower back.
3. Lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana)
Regularly practising this asana improves the blood flow to your sexual organs which can improve your sexual performance.
Start on all fours, placing one foot to the front, with your hands on the inside. Either keep your back knee down, or tuck your toes and lift. Allow your hips to sink down and lower your forearms while keeping your chest lifted. Maintain steady breathing for two minutes and when you’re ready, slowly release.
4. Happy baby (Anand Balasana)
This asana opens your hips, thighs and groin which allows you to stretch your legs comfortably, making trying different sex positions easier.
First, lie on your back. Now, bend your knees up toward your stomach. Reach up to grab your toes with the respective arms, and pull your feet apart, widening your knees. Push your heels upward as you pull down with your hands to stretch.
5. Corpse pose (Savasana)
Savasana teaches you to be truly present in the moment. It allows you to relax and feel at peace. Breathing deeply allows a deeper sense of pleasure, especially during orgasm.
Begin by lying on your back, with your eyes closed, and legs and arms relaxed out to the side. Turn your palms upwards facing the sky (or ceiling), soften your breath and stay for five minutes. Along with allowing your body to relax, it is also a great exercise for your mind. Try to let your thoughts be and find acceptance, instead of judging yourself or dismissing your thoughts.