Yoga can not only help improve your physical and mental well being, it can also help you enhance your sexual experiences.
Yogic postures make you supple and relaxed, so your body functions beautifully. Yoga helps your sensual, mental and physical aspects together to work in harmony. Yogasanas like pelvic lifts, and surya namaskar improve blood circulation and are crucial for sexual function.
Consider this sequence the foreplay of your yoga practice — this pose warms up the spine, sacrum, and hips (you may even want to stay on all fours afterward!). Starting on all fours, on an inhale arch the spine as you move your body forward over and beyond the hands, channeling your inner feline. Then move to the right or left, as the mood strikes you, and exhale the body back toward your heels. Keep moving in a wide circle, hands and knees stay on the floor, as you follow your inhales and exhales. Breathing rhythmically in this position, will also aid harmonizing your breath with your partner — a popular tantric move to connect better.
2Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Cobra pose’s back-strengthening abilities also extend to stimulating the body’s sexual chakra, improving the individual’s sexual performance overall. This asana also relieves stress and anxiety and we are well aware of how stress can hamper one’s sexual experiences. This also helps create awareness in and around your genitals so you know exactly where something feels good.
3Root Lock (Mula Bandha)
This neuromuscular lock balances the sexual hormones while simultaneously exercising inner muscles, giving you a better control over orgasms.
Here’s how to do it: Sit with your back straight, and legs folded in. Place your hands on your knees and exhale. Now hold your breath. Imagine having to stop passing urine while in the middle of doing so. Squeeze your genital-anal muscles and hold for 5-10 seconds. Slowly release while inhaling at the same time. Repeat 3 times.
4Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)
Surya Namaskar is good for improving body awareness. It strengthens the front and back of the body, and it’s good for overall strength and flexibility.
5Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
This posture unblocks your whole body by opening your hips and spine, building better endurance. It also helps in de-stressing your whole system — you’ll feel lighter and relaxed, yet energetic enough to perform better in bed.
Directions: Stand on your knees, and slowly grip your heels with your hands pushing your hips forward, arching your back and dropping your head backwards. Breathe normally holding the posture for 10 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times.
6Baddh Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
This posture primarily opens the hips and the inner thighs, increasing your endurance and your flexibility (in the groin area) to try more positions. It also brings more sensitivity to the muladhara, or root chakra, located at the base of the spine and at the perineum which when taut enhances sexual experience by toning the pelvic floor.
Directions: Sit with your back straight and bring your feet together. Gently press your knees with your palms stretching the groin region and try to bring your knees all the way to the floor. Hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
7Seated Forward Bend (Paschimotanasana)
Like all forward bends, it encourages you to look inside—which is worth the effort even if it gets a little painful (actually, particularly then). Just as you learn to relax while trusting intensity, you can learn to relax and let go with another person while peaking.
8Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
This pose strengthens your pelvic muscles and your core. It will also ensure a rush of blood to your genital area as it stimulates the basic chakra in your body, increasing your libido.
9Half-Moon Pose (Anjaneyasana)
Aside from stretching your thighs, this position strengthens your pelvic floor. The weight bearing on your pelvis will increase the blood flow to the area, aiding cellular regeneration (a process that slows down as you age, reducing your libido).
10Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Pigeon Pose is excellent for releasing deep tension in the hips, putting the mind in total chill mode. By bringing your attention to your breath, you move away from your thoughts and into the present moment. This enhances your ability to create a sense of sexual intimacy with your partner.