5 yoga poses that will enhance and elevate your sex life

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Whether you're struggling to enhance intimacy with your partner or want to spice things up in bed, the secret to good sexual wellness lies in the magic of yoga. It is not only an effective pathway to good health but also helps you relax and distress the physical hurdles coming your way during sexual intercourse.

Yoga is a spiritual activity that has been practised in India for thousands of years. “Yoga has many benefits for mental, emotional, and physical health. Regular yoga keeps your body healthy and flexible and brings you into awareness of the present moment. The more present and aware you become with your partner, the greater your connection and experience”, says Radhika Vachani, the published author of Just Breathe and founder of The Yogacara Institute.

It is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline shown to improve sexual health and overall well-being. Yoga has numerous benefits for good sex, ranging from increasing blood flow to triggering endorphins.

Couples often experience excruciating pain or get tired fast while having sex. By focusing on their breathing, body, and movement patterns, yoga can help people with these issues. Regular yoga practice can enhance your body's flexibility and stamina, and alleviate tension. Overall, it can improve one's mood and quality of life.

Yoga makes your sexual life easier by teaching you how to use your body in ways that allow you to have more pleasurable experiences in bed. It not only has physical benefits but also helps with mental health difficulties such as anxiety or sadness. Yoga is a fantastic way to keep oneself content, which leads to more fulfilling sexual encounters with one's partner. It also boost your sex life by increasing blood flow to the pelvic region and making you feel more relaxed. These asanas will help ignite your sex life, while providing multiple physical and mental benefits for overall wellbeing.

Practice yoga for better sex: 5 poses to try for immense pleasure

Happy Baby

The Happy Baby Pose is a yoga asana that stretches the hips and spine while also increasing flexibility. It also helps with pelvic floor weakness and pain, which is a typical issue for women that leads to unpleasant sex. Childbirth, chronic constipation, or even prolonged sitting can all cause pelvic floor weakness and pain.

How to: Here’s Vachani’s guide to doing it right:

Step 1: Lie flat on your back on a mat.

Step 2: With your head and back flat on the mat, bend your knees toward your chest at a 90-degree angle. Face the soles of your feet toward the ceiling.

Step 3: Hold the outside of your feet, and keep your knees apart gently moving them toward your armpits.

Step 4: Flex your heels into your hands and gently rock from side-to-side (like a happy baby). 

Remain in this position for several breaths, inhaling and exhaling deeply.


Downward Facing Dog

The Downward facing dog improves the muscles and assists people in improving their posture. It has been shown to increase stature, relieve back pain, and strengthen the body's core muscles so that you can have sexual intercourse without feeling any pain.

How to: 

Step 1: Start from a high plank position on your hands and toes with your feet together. Make sure you are in a straight line from head to heels. 

Step 2: Exhale and bend your knees as you lower yourself towards the floor while keeping your arms straight. 

Step 3: Bend elbows to lower chest towards the floor while keeping hips high up in the air at all times.

Step 4: Once you are in place, hold for 5 deep breaths before coming out of it slowly by returning to step 1.

Repeat three times for a total of five reps.

Cat Cow Pose

Cat-Cow flow can be one of the most beneficial poses for a satisfying sexual experience. It improves your breathing by opening up your chest like a cat's mouth while you inhale through your nose like a cow's nose. It strengthens the pelvic floor to increase your chances of having an orgasm!

How to: Here’s Vachani’s guide to doing it right:

Step 1: Start by lying on your back with your hands on the ground, palms up. Your feet should be flat on the floor with knees bent and hips width apart.

Step 2: Inhale deeply and then exhale as you arch your upper body towards the ceiling, rounding your back like a cat. 

Step 3: Keep the movement flexible as you stretch upwards through the spine to reach as high as possible before coming down to earth again with another deep breath in.

Repeat this sequence ten times or more for each side of the body.

Pigeon Pose

Having tight hips can make certain sexual positions uncomfortable and limit what your body can experience. The pigeon pose is excellent for loosening your hips and calming your mind. This position allows for a deeper stretch in the hip flexors, groyne, and adductors.

How to: 

Step 1: Step 1: Keep your feet thigh-width apart while standing, whereas the arms should be on your body’s side.

Step 2: Embrace the standing forward bow by hinging at the hips and bringing the torso towards the legs. As you fold frontward, keep the spine straight.

Step 3: First inhale and then lunge with the right leg frontwards, keeping the left leg in a straight position behind.

Step 4: Lower the right knee in the ground’s direction and try to lift the left heel.

Step 5: Exhale and place the outer side of the right shin on your mat. While doing so, the right heel should be near the left hip.

Step 6: Put the left knee over the mat, and the left foot must face the ceiling.

Step 7: Lay the palms frontwards on the mat. Alternatively, if you face difficulties while placing the palms on the mat, you can also lay them on the shins.

Step 8: Elongate the spine whilst lifting the chest. Keep looking forward with a subtle gaze.

Step 9: Remain in the same position for thirty seconds or a minute as per your comfort level, and then breathe.

Step 10: Exhale and gently get out of the position. Lay both feet on the ground and practise the standing forward bow. Bring your torso up as you inhale.

Straddle Pose

Your hips, thighs, and spine become more flexible when you do the straddle pose. It is one of the finest yoga postures for stretching out your hips since it relieves tension in the hip flexors, which can help reduce pain and swelling in the hip region. This exercise will not only activate your sacral chakra, but it will also help release sexual energy.

How to: 

Step 1: Start by kneeling on the mat with your hands on either side of your hips and your fingers pointing down towards the mat. 

Step 2: Place your feet together, as close as possible, without touching, with toes pointing outwards at an angle of 45 degrees. 

Step 3: Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and slowly lean back until you feel a stretch in your hamstrings and glutes.

 Step 4: Hold this position for 10 seconds before returning to the kneeling position.

Repeat the sequence five times or until you feel comfortable doing more than five repetitions.

Who knew workouts were so good for your sex life? Give a shot at the five yoga poses mentioned above to spice up your sexual intimacy with your partner.

Sexual wellbeing is frequently associated with chronic stress and emotional blocks, which yoga helps to alleviate. After all, having sex is a spiritual experience that brings you closer to your partner in the most profound ways. Breathing, strengthening, and calming muscles lead to better orgasms which are perks of doing yoga regularly. Ultimately, it focuses on your physical health and promotes mental and emotional well-being, which leads to a wholesome sexual performance.

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