Among the myriad of benefits yoga offers, yoga instructors in NYC are talking about the many ways yoga can improve your sex life.
The confidence and awareness of your body that yoga will give you are two elements to this unconventional aphrodisiac. Learning to control your motions and your breathing with deliberate movements and focus your attention away from distractions and on to meditation is another key factor. Often times folks find themselves distracted, thinking about their next day, or spacing out during sex— yoga can help take care of all these problems.
You can also do specific yoga poses to target the same areas stimulated during sex to make your body more prepared and receptive when the time comes. Poses that increase blood flow to the pelvis, thus making the area more sensitive, can increase your readiness for orgasm.
- Wide Angle Seated Forward: Sit on the floor with your legs stretched before you and as wide as they can go while staying firmly against the floor. Point your toes upwards and as you exhale, lean forward to bring your torso as far forward as you can. Reach outwards and grab your toes with each hand (right hand-right foot, left hand-left foot). Breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds.
- Bridge Pose: Begin by lying on your back and bending your knees such that you rest your feet firmly on the floor. Lift your pelvis upward, pushing you tailbone towards your pubis and use your glutes to bring your thighs parallel to the floor. Press your arms and your heels firmly onto the floor for support, you may clasp you hands underneath your pelvis. Broaden your shoulder blades and lift your chest and sternum slightly upwards rest on your outer arms and shoulders. Hold for 45 seconds.
- Pigeon Pose: This pose, like the two before it, stretch the muscles in the hip and pelvis which are vastly under-stimulated and overlooked. Starting on your hands and knees, draw your right knee up to your wrist and slowly rotate your leg until your right foot is in line with the center of your body. Extend and straighten your left leg backwards. Lower your pelvis to the floor and plant your hands closer to your hips, extending your torso backwards. Remember to keep your hips level. Now exhale and bend your torso forward, walking your hands forward until you settle and rest on your forearms. Hold for 5 to 10 deep breaths, then lift upwards and unwind, repeating with your left leg.
These specific poses, in addition to a regular yoga routine, can help anyone overcome anxiety, become more in-tune with his or her body and strengthen muscles that all lead to a better sex life. For more tips from yoga instructors in NYC, check out HeyKiki’s postings or look up a yoga class!