Say the words yoga and sex together, they might conjure up images of rock stars and tantric sex, but more and more we see the mind body connection seeping into all areas of our physical lives — and the bedroom is no different.
Preliminary research is showing that yoga is a viable alternative to prescription drugs, helping with increased libido, prolonging ejaculation, and enhancing overall sexual performance.
Hell yeah, right?! Try these yoga poses to help increase your rock star status in the sack.
Set up on hands and knees. In cat, press through the hands and round the back, paying attention to turn the sitz bones to the back of the thighs. Move into cow, by tilting the pelvis and dropping the belly towards the floor. Repeat 10 times.
Step the left leg back into a lunge, drawing your right elbow back like an archer with a bow. Your left knee bent to hover over the floor. Push the floor away and step the left knee into the chest as you stand and draw the left elbow back and punch the right arm forward. Repeat 3 sets of 10 on each side.
Supine Leg Stretch
Stretching through the soft tissues of the pelvis and hip can increase mobility and blood flow. And lying on your back and making this a gentle stretch can encourage the relaxation response, allowing the body to ease and release.
On your back, take a strap around your right arch. Extend your left leg and tone your belly. Holding the strap with your right hand, open the right leg to the right side and hold for 10-15 breaths. Bring the leg back up and switch the strap into the left hand. Drop the right leg over to the left, careful to keep the side body long. Hold for 10-15 breaths. Repeat on the other side.
Legs Up the Wall
A notorious restorative gem, legs up the wall help venous return of blood flow back into our body. It will bring the body into the parasympathetic nervous system, which encourages the relaxation response.
Lay on your back with your buttocks towards the wall. Swing your legs up the wall or headboard and relax there. Tight hamstrings? Back away from the wall until you are comfortable. Stay for 2-5 minutes.
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