The benefits of yoga for relational and sexual life are abundant! …and very fun.
A growing body of research has shown yoga to have immediate psychological effects including decreasing anxiety and depression, and increasing feelings of emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Simultaneously, yoga has also been shown to aid in physical health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, muscular tension, and anxiety. All of which affect or sexuality and/or adrenal systems that help with hormone production.
Regular yoga practice cultivates mindfulness and greater body awareness so you don’t miss a single juicy moment with yourself or your lover. Typically in sex we are simply going at it in search for orgasmic event lying ahead. We mechanically or habitually rub our genitals against each other faster and faster. Maybe we are enjoying it? Maybe we aren’t until we reach orgasm (maybe), after which we roll over on our side and fall asleep, or if we are lucky, we get to cuddle. Body awareness is crucial to lifting our sexual experience to new heights. When we drop our awareness into our bodies we become cognizant to a multitude of processes occurring all in the same moment. We become attentive to our heart beating in our chest, our breath rising and falling from the belly, our body temperature radiating from our skin, subtle vibrations and tingling sensations, tension, and rhythm in our movement. All of a sudden sex becomes more than just a tab A into slot B, boom orgasm, but it becomes a fascinating world to explore and experience.
I’ve been working with Ava Cadell on her newest book and video, Sexycises, in which we explore how physical fitness done as a couple can also contribute to physical intimacy. Check out Sexycises by Sexperts or the video posted below!
Here I’ve also included some of my favorite yoga poses for increasing sex drive and experience. Click on the hot spots to reveal tips and tricks for you to try right now!