by: Sheryl Walters
Most of us know that yoga is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. It puts the body into balance and can improve everything from blood sugar levels to depression and anxiety. But one of the other incredible benefits of yoga is its power to transform your sex life! Yoga allows people to get in touch with their bodies and their sexuality on a deeper level.
Of course all forms of exercise result in a greater sex life than a couch potato routine. Exercise ensures there are no cardiovascular issues, which can result in impotence, low libido, and inability to have a good workout in bed.
But yoga gives the body even more of an edge. Here are some sex life enhancing benefits that you can enjoy from a regular yoga routine.
Less mind chatter and More Body Awareness - In addition to the physical exercise that yoga provides, letting go of the thinking mind by focusing on the breath and the body is also absolutely fundamental. Imagine how this can improve sexuality. Some people find it almost impossible to let go of the constant grind of the mind, even in bed. Yoga is letting go of the mind exercise.
Better sensitivity - Part of yoga is deep, smooth breathing, which is continually shown to relieve anxiety and lower blood pressure. Research has suggested that yoga relaxes the body and mind and can alter the body’s response to stress. This stress busting, calm enhancing state makes getting in the mood easier.
More Potent Orgasms - One of the fundamentals of yoga is to contract the pelvic floor muscles during the practice. Strong pelvic floor muscles mean more potential for longer lasting, stronger orgasms. In addition, yoga helps relieves muscle tension and puts the body into a deep state of relaxation, which is key for more powerful orgasms.
More energy - When the body is in good physical shape, the muscles are relaxed, the mind is focused and calm, and the breath is flowing evenly, the body has more space and is therefore has more energy. Yoga rejuvenates and invigorates, preparing the body for as much sex as desired.
Body Acceptance – When people are unconfident with their bodies, they are less likely to truly enjoy their sexuality because they are focusing on what they perceive as short comings.
Yoga allows a person to observe the mind chatter without getting involved with it. Negative thoughts about physical appearance and the body can be calmly let go of through a regular yoga/meditation routine.
Better Physical Fitness – Yoga tones the muscles, improves strength, increases flexibility, and prepares the body for sexuality.
Discovery of Sexual Positions – With the increase in body awareness of what the body is capable of through exciting yoga positions, yogis are more likely to be adventurous and confident in discovering new and exciting sexual positions.
About the author
Sheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner. Her website www.younglivingguide.com provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. And her latest website www.raiselibido.com offers a vast quantity of information on how to increase sex drive and enjoy a vibrant sex life.