Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by sandralamorgese0
Seven Ways Yoga Can Heat Up Our Sex Life
by Sandra LaMorgese
According to a study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a regular yoga practice improves many aspects of sexual function, including desire, arousal, orgasm and overall satisfaction. Yoga is an amazing stress reliever that can make us more mentally and physically stronger, as well as more agile and flexible, but most are not aware that yoga has the ability to enhance sexual performance and increase our ability to enjoy a more powerful orgasm. Sexual energy is one of the most powerful energies in the body, and yoga is the ultimate way to improve sexual health naturally.
Practiced correctly, yoga strengthens all the core muscles located in the pelvis and connected to the sexual organs. Doing yoga on a regular basis will also improve endurance, increase blood flow and also naturally elevate the body-mind connection for a better sexual experience. Here are some ways that practicing yoga can heat up our sex life.
Breathing: Learning how to breathe deeply into the lungs, stomach, and deep into the pelvic area will draw awareness to the core sexual muscles. Deep breathing releases tension and stress, which allows us to let go, relax, and be in the moment. Deep yogic breathing through the nose can also improve kissing and other oral activities.
Blood Flow: Many yoga poses increase blood flow to the pelvis. In a mostly sedentary world, the muscles running through the pelvis are chronically constricted. As we begin our yoga practice, we’ll begin working and stretching these neglected sexual core muscles, which will lead to improved circulation and help expose sensitive nerve endings for sexual stimulation. Better blood flow relaxes and opens arteries that carry blood into the genitals for better erections and heightened sensations.
Deep relaxation: Great sex begins with deep relaxation. Yoga reduces anxiety and stress by reducing levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and elevates mood, which in return improves sexual function.
Orgasm: Yoga not only improves staying power, but it helps lengthen and strengthen orgasms, as well. Orgasm involves rapid contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. Kegel exercises comprise contraction and relaxation of the pelvic floor used in Western medicine. In yoga, we strengthen the pelvic floor muscles by engaging the mula bandha, also called root lock. It’s a posture in which the body is contracted from the anus to the navel and lifted up and toward the spine. The neuromuscular root lock balances sexual hormones while simultaneously exercising the muscles, which can help create better control over orgasm.
Flexibility and strength: Many yoga poses require us to support our own body weight, creating stronger and leaner muscles. Stretching the body in new ways also helps us to become more flexible and bring greater range of motion to the muscles and joints.
Sensuality: Yoga teaches true mindfulness, or living in the present moment. In a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that most people feel they have a problem remaining focused. Yoga helps to counteract the frantic, unfocused feelings created by our busy lives by promoting sense awareness in the body that teaches us to savor every sensation. As we learn to reel in our minds and listen, we’re better able to focus on sensations and respond to our partner, deepening our enjoyment of sex.
Confidence: Nothing is sexier than confidence. Practicing yoga teaches us to accept and love our bodies by allowing us to shed the masks wear every day and show up as our authentic selves, without judgment.
Yoga is a lifestyle, and though it may seem uncomfortable if we’re brand new the practice, with only a little patience, anyone can soon begin seeing positive results with the mind-body-sexuality connection.
Sandra LaMorgese, Ph.D., is an expert in bridging the gap between sexuality and a lifestyle that focuses on holistic health of the mind, body and spirit. Her passion and purpose is to empower others towards healthy authentic living. For a free eBook, 5 Steps for Better Communication, Sex, and Happiness, visit SandraLaMorgese.com.