How’s your sex life? Are you tired of having mediocre, meaningless sex without the happy ending?! Are you yearning to have hotter, satisfying, more connected and meaningful sex?!
I thought you might say yes. So listen up . . .
We all know that yoga has been around for centuries and was created to keep the body healthy so people could sit in meditation to gain self-realization and achieve enlightenment.
But did you know that yoga and sex are complementary practices? Yoga can actually improve your sex life! That’s right – all those asanas help you be present during sex, open up to and enjoy sensation, and experience emotional connectivity.
Applying the same principals between the sheets that you do on the mat will take your sex life to a whole new level of pleasure.
Here Are 7 Ways Yoga Improves Your Sex Life:
1. It Teaches Us to Be Present
When the mind wanders during sex the body follows, and detachment from the sexual act occurs leaving us unsatisfied. Women will often say that their mind wanders during sex and they have a hard time focusing on the act.
According to Planned Parenthood, 1 in 3 women have trouble reaching orgasm.
Just by remaining present to what’s happening between the sheets, you’ll want to be more connected with the person you’re having sex with. Bringing awareness to what your body is feeling and how it works will help you stay present, give you confidence, and allow you to be comfortable being naked.
You can take the skills and awareness you learn on your yoga mat into your sexual escapades being fully aware of everything that’s happening to you – it’ll create an intense sexual experience!
2. Yoga Boosts Your Stamina (Guys . . . You Can Last Longer)
Yoga can be a cardiovascular activity, especially Ashtanga, Kundalini, Power Vinyasa, and the new and amazing Buti Yoga! The physical asana combined with pranayama, or breathing exercises, increases your stamina and endurance.
By controlling your breath, you can enhance your awareness and bodily control.
Men can increase their stamina from learning to monitor their breath, because the breath controls the mind and the body. As Master Yoga Teacher BKS Iyengar says, “Breath is King of the mind.” So, gentlemen, if you’re on the brink of orgasm, put your partner isn’t, taking deep slow breaths will help you control your big finish!
3. You’ll Gain Flexibility
Flexibility is a natural benefit to practicing yoga. And the more limber you are, the more positions you can do, and in the bedroom, flexibility is always a plus. Grab a copy of the Kama Sutra for position ideas or get wild and make up your own.
4. Yoga Reminds Us That We’re In Control
Learning to have good sex is your responsibility, just like your yoga practice. You learn the asana, breathing techniques, and study yoga philosophy so you can dive deeper into your practice.
Do the same kind of studying for your sex life.
Know what you like, what turns you on, and what you need to orgasm. Also, learn how to pleasure your sexual partner – find out if what you’re doing is working for them. Doing the work to know and understand yourself and your partner will dramatically better your sex!
5. Find a Deeper Level of Mutual Respect
In yoga we say, “Namaste” to show reverence and love to our teacher, fellow practitioners, and to the Universe. How about giving that same appreciation and devotion to your lover?
After all, you are about to do one of the most sacred acts possible . . . regardless if it’s with a soulmate or a Bumble hookup. When someone is respecting, honoring, and cherishing you, it feels great, right?!
6. You Really Get Into Sacred Spaces
Similar to your yoga mat, your bedroom is your sacred space. Treat it like you’d treat the yoga studio. Light candles, burn incense, place crystals around and under the bed, sage the room, play nice music, and infuse the space with your intentions. This will intensify your desire to have mind blowing and soulful experiences.
7. Yoga Has the BEST Ancient Sex Secret
Your new best friend is your Mula Bandha, a.k.a. your pelvic floor. It’s a collection of muscles in your pelvis, and a spiritual gateway and a power source of primal energy. Mula Bandha is engaging all the muscles in your pelvic floor for physical and spiritual benefits.
Physically speaking, engaging your Mula Bandha is equivalent to kegel exercises. Strengthening this area will help intensify sensation in the bedroom! For men, it allows them to control ejaculation and erections. For women, it keeps the kitty tight. Everyone wins!
Energetically speaking, Mula Bandha harnesses Prana, primal life force energy, and brings it upward into the chakra system. It also connects you to Nadi Sushumna, which causes feelings of eroticism, euphoria, and intense orgasms.