How Doing Yoga Can Enhance Your Sex Life
Any yogi knows that the benefits of hitting the mat are numerous – and the benefits don’t end with just physical health. Yoga, because of its relaxing and strengthening properties, can impact your mental, emotional, and even sexual health, as well. Yes, you heard me right – yoga, even if only performed casually, can completely transform your sex life.
How, you ask? We’ve broken down several ways that yoga can improve your time in the bedroom – with or without a partner.
Anxiety plagues thousands of people in today’s world, caused by things from increasing amounts of stressors at work and online, to poor sleep habits. While you should always consult your doctor if you feel your anxiety is getting out of hand, yoga is another great way to keep your worries at bay and fall into a state of relaxation before intimate time. The core of yoga is deep, rhythmic breathing, which lowers the heart rate and forces the body to release tension. In addition, the yoga poses themselves are designed to release tension in areas like your lungs, hips, and feet, giving you a feeling of relaxation before sex. This can help you feel more stable and clear-headed during intimacy, allowing you to focus all your attention on your partner and forge a better connection. In addition, anxiety released by yoga can promote better sleep and clearer thinking, disrupting the vicious cycle of anxiety triggers in its path.
If daring poses in the bedroom are your thing, make daring poses on the yoga mat your thing, too! Yoga improves the strength and flexibility of the muscles in the body by increasing blood flow, not only making you more visibly physically fit, but allowing you to try new things with your partner and keep your intimate life novel and exciting. Not only will sex (in almost any position) feel more comfortable after doing yoga for a while and mastering some new positions, but you will also be able to focus on the moment without risking pulling a muscle or straining yourself. This is especially important for people who may deal with issues such as spasming or pain during sex. Teaching the body to relax on command is an excellent way to gain control of issues that are triggered by tension, and yoga is a great way to open that door.
Connecting with Yourself
If partnered play isn’t your thing, yoga can still do wonders for your sex life. Yoga teaches you to value and enjoy being alone, reaching a deeper connection within yourself and pushing new boundaries. You may find that after doing yoga, you feel more knowledgeable about your desires in the bedroom and out. Getting more comfortable with yourself is never a bad thing – alone time can be beautiful regardless of what you’re doing, and yoga can teach you to treasure it. Exploring yourself sexually doesn’t actually require doing any specific thing. It can be as simple as taking a hot bubble bath and getting comfortable with your body without clothes on, or partaking in other forms of self care. Keep this in mind when you think about yoga’s connection to sexual health – it’s not all a direct relation.
How to Get Started
You won’t become a yogi overnight, but the great news is, you can start today – even right now. All you need to do yoga is a soft surface like a mat or carpet, a water bottle and yourself! Start off by exploring the poses you find most beneficial to you – are you looking for a great stretch? Balance? Strength training? All three? Knowing this information can help guide your search for the perfect routines that will improve your life in every aspect.
Before your first session, be sure to hydrate and get comfortable, whether that means dimming the lights and playing some soft music or drinking some tea and changing into comfy clothes. Yoga is all about exploring your body and what it can do on your time, on your terms, in your own way.
If you’re looking for an easy and multi-beneficial way to improve your sexual health, yoga may be just the exercise for you. Try it and watch it transform your mind and body in all facets!
About the Author:
Dani Fogel. is a Communication Coordinator at Brandable, based in Los Angeles, CA. She works on the Queen V brand within the company’s Digital and Ecommerce department.