Having a healthy sex life is a good thing. Doctors readily admit that regular sex provides many benefits to your body. In addition there is the emotional aspect from relationships to consider in the overall well-being for a person. Benefits from sex include less stress lower blood pressure, increased immunity, burning calories, and better sleep.
So with that in mind, it makes sense to try and have enjoyable sex often. Working out and staying in shape can help in that regard. Muscle endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, and flexibility can play important roles in how much fun you are having in the bedroom. Today we will look specifically at yoga and how it can increase satisfaction in the bedroom by increasing flexibility and blood flow.
Yoga Poses for Better Sex
The important factors of yoga that translate to sex with these positions are flexibility, endurance, blood flow, and concentration. You can include these poses in your current yoga routine (if they aren’t already there) or just combine them for your own special circuit to do by yourself or with your partner (which makes a great warm-up for the actual activity).
- The Cat to Cow Pose – This is a great Kegel strengthener and also rather provocative. Start on your hands and knees in a standard position of hands under shoulders and knees under hips with a flat back and looking straight ahead. Inhale as you arch your back while lifting the shoulder and tailbone up and away from your stomach. Exhale and round the back up while tightening the abdominals, rolling your shoulders and hips as well to make a complete arch with your upper body. Repeat 6 to 8 times and try and increase the range of motion each time.
- The Cobra – Shift to a flat lying position on your stomach with toes pointed and forehead down. Put your hands flat on the ground on either side of your lower ribs. Press your hands down firmly and use your back muscles to raise your shoulders and chest off the ground, bending your back while the arms straighten. Ideally the legs and back do the work while the arms stabilize the movement. Hold the pose for 10 to 30 seconds while breathing normally and then slowly release the movement back to a lying position. Repeat once.
- Downward Facing Dog – Start on your hands and knees in a standard position of hands under shoulders and knees under hips with a flat back and looking straight ahead. Move your hands a foot forward and keep them flat on the ground, shoulder width apart. With your feet shoulder width apart, straighten your legs with your feet flat on the ground. You should form a 90 degree angle with your body with the bend at the waist. Keep pushing the hips up and breath evenly for 10 to 30 seconds before reversing the movement. Repeat once.
- Bound Angle – This helps to stretch and open the hips. Sit on the ground and slowly bring your feet together touching the soles of the feet to each other. Place your hands on your feet and relax your body while you lean forward. Try and relax your knees so they drop closer to the ground as you bend forward at the waist as far as you can. Hold that position for 30 seconds while breathing slowly.
- Plank – This helps with stronger abdominals and core muscles. Assume a push-up position but with your forearms resting on the ground instead of your hands. Keep the back flat and breathe slowly while holding this position. Your body should be flat as a board. Hold for 30 seconds, rest for 15 seconds, and repeat 3 to 4 more times.