Top 10 Yoga Poses To Reignite Your Sex Life

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Aging makes our body go through significant changes and some of these have a major influence on our sexuality. Sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction or vaginal pain are mostly due to reduced hormone levels and changes in neurological and circulatory functioning. However, due to a bad lifestyle and diet, even youngsters experience a lowered libido, body pains, and lethargy.

How To Improve Sex Life

Yoga has been known to induce greater relaxation, increased circulation, and emotional healing. Studies have shown that yoga can ease anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure, improve joint mobility, and relieve pain along with many other psychological and physical improvements. And according to The Journal of Sexual Medicine, regular yoga practice improves several aspects of sexual function in women, including desire, arousal, orgasm, and overall satisfaction.1

It is no magic that yoga helps improve sex life. From increased stamina and flexibility to better mood and heightened body sensitivity, yoga employs techniques that improve your overall health and enable you to connect with your partner on a whole new level. If you’re skeptical, here are the top 10 yoga poses for better sexual function. Give them a try and see how they bring more passion into the bedroom.

10 Yoga Poses For Improved Sex Life

1. Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s Pose (Balasana)

The child’s pose is an easy-to-do posture that has many benefits. It relaxes the lower spine and increases hip flexion. More importantly, the gentle pressure on the forehead pressing against the floor helps relax the mind, which is vital for sensual arousal.

How to do it:

From a kneeling position, sit on your heels with your knees comfortably apart. Gently stretch your arms out in front of you on the floor or bring them to the side with your palms near your feet.

2. Melting Heart Pose (Anahatasana)

Melting Heart Pose (Anahatasana)

The lower back and upper chest tend to become stiff easily and cause a lot of discomfort during sex. Physically, the melting heart pose lengthens and strengthens these areas. Energetically, it helps remove energy stagnation in the Heart meridian, which is responsible for mental and emotional activities and intimacy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So, this pose helps awaken the energy flow in the heart while restoring the body and mind connection.

How to do it:

Starting on your hands and knees, walk your hands forward as you lower the chest on the floor. As best as you can, try to keep the hips above the knees. Rest your forehead, chin, or chest on the floor.

3. Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)

Wide-Legged Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)

This forward bend posture provides greater flexibility in the inner thighs and improves blood flow in the groin area. The increased blood circulation in the groin region heightens your body’s sensitivity. You can also do Kegel exercises while in this pose, engaging the area between your legs, to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

How to do it:

In a sitting position, spread your legs as wide as you can comfortably. Engage your legs as you walk your hands forward. Try to maintain a straight spine and keep the stomach drawn in.

4. Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

Camel Pose (Ustrasana)

One of the obstacles to having great sex is an inability to connect due to emotional blockages. The camel is an amazing heart-opening pose that releases sadness, anger, and fear, to name a few. It also stretches the throat and stimulates the thyroid glands, which are responsible for healthy menstrual cycles, metabolism, mood regulation, and joint health.

How to do it:

Kneel on the floor with your knees hip-width apart and thighs perpendicular to the floor. Gently place your hands on the lower back, fingers pointing down. Keep the legs engaged as you slowly push the pelvis forward. For an advanced variation, slowly bring your hands to the ankles. You can keep the head up or look behind. Do not look behind if you have neck problems.

5. Broken Branch

Broken Branch

This yin yoga pose stimulates the pericardium meridian. The pericardium is associated with feelings of love during sex, thereby linking the physical and emotional aspects of sexual activity. This posture promotes a feeling of warmth, gentleness, and care.

How to do it:

Start by lying on your belly with the elbows under your shoulders. Slowly slide the right arm under the left armpit as you lower the chest toward the floor. You can rest your forehead on a block or rest the chin on the arms.

6. Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall)

Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall)

This is a classic pose that stimulates and improves circulation to the lower abdomen and pelvic region. It also has a soothing effect on the female reproductive organs. It is a gentle inversion that can be done by those in most levels of practice.

How to do it:

Lie on the floor with your straight legs up in the air. As best as you can, bring the legs perpendicular to the body. You can rest your legs against the wall for more comfort.

7. Supine Twist (Jathara Parivartanasana)

Supine Twist (Jathara Parivartanasana)

This pose offers a double dose of benefits: it improves your sex life and you can try it during sex as well. The sacral chakra (energy center), located in the lower abdomen, represents sensuality and creativity. When the energy flows freely here, we are more in touch with our sensual self and tend to be more adventurous between the sheets. This pose helps you open up both physically and energetically.

How to do it:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. For extra support, you can rest your head on a blanket or pillow. Draw both knees to your chest and keep the tailbone on the floor. Rest your arms on the sides. Keeping the knees bent or extended, slowly bring both legs to one side. Hold for 5–10 breaths and switch sides.

8. Headstand (Sirsasana)

Squatting Pose (Malasana)

The king of all poses, headstand increases blood circulation, shoulder, and core strength and improves concentration. Sex, on the physical level, is fun, primal, and invigorating. But to build an intimate relationship, at a certain point, you must venture beyond the physical body to connect with your partner.

As you become more in tune with your partner, the ability to connect with each other on a spiritual level can bring satisfaction beyond your imagination. Headstand can awaken your intuition, thus heightening your sensibility to connect with others. While practicing, try focusing on sending kind and loving thoughts to your partner.

How to do it:

For beginners, start doing the headstand against the wall. Get on all fours and place your forearms on the floor. Interlace your fingers and keep the palms toward each other as if holding a tennis ball in between them. Place your head at the base of the palms and engage your shoulders/neck. Tuck your toes, lift your pelvis up, and walk your feet in as close as you can. From this position, slowly lift one leg up against the wall and then the other. Have someone assist you if you have trouble lifting the legs. To finish up, slowly lower one leg at a time to the floor. Stay in child’s pose for a few minutes to rest.

9. Squatting Pose (Malasana)

Squatting Pose (Malasana)

The squatting pose is one of the many hip-openers you can do to increase blood flow to the pelvic region, improve flexibility, and gain greater access to the pelvic region.

How to do it:

Stand hip-width apart with the toes pointed slightly outward. Slowly squat down and keep the heels on the floor if you can. If not, place a blanket/folded mat under the heels. In the squat position, press your elbows against your inner knees and place the palms together in the heart center. Squeeze the elbows with the knees and lengthen the spine.

10. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

The bridge strengthens the low back, legs, and pelvic floor muscles. This pose is also a mild inversion, which helps improve blood flow and stamina.

How to do it:

Lie on the floor on your back. Bend the knees and place the heels close to the sit bone. Keep the feet parallel as you lift your hips up, forming a bridge. Engage the legs and breathe normally. Don’t over squeeze the butt as it might compress the lower spine. Hold this pose for up to one minute.

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Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Annie Au

Annie is an avid Yin Yoga and Dharma Yoga teacher. Her Yin Yoga and Chinese Meridians Teacher Training is a comprehensive course based in Yoga and Daoist philosophy. Annie travels around the world including Mexico, US, Canada, and Bali teaching yoga. She has certified over 190 yoga teachers worldwide. Annie holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. Annie is a true believer in finding what style of yoga works for you and keep fine-tuning it. She is eternally grateful for her teacher Sri Dharma Mittra, for showing her the most authentic yogic and scriptural knowledge. Annie also studies Tibetan Buddhism and makes time for a silent retreat every year. Annie is a guest teacher at All Yoga Training School.

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