Peace of mind, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk of Yoga. While this might be true, the benefits of yoga extend far beyond the realm of common belief. One such realm is the beloved bedroom (for obvious reasons).Even if your thoughts conjure up images of perfectly chiseled bodies carved out in the gym rumbling between the sheets, the truth to having great sex is far off from the outer appearances. And, this is where yoga scores brownie points. Read on to know why.
Boosts Staying Power
It has been the bane of men for centuries. This very issue has given men sleepless nights in the run up to the actual action. Men have tried all sorts of things from penile rings to Viagra pills but no product can claim that it is without its share of side effects.
Here is where yoga steps in to wield its magic. That’s right! As you know, the rate of breathing speeds up during sex and yogic breathing techniques like the pranayam, helps you in maintaining good rhythm. The better the breathing rhythm, the longer your journey between the sheets lasts.
Most of us have been overdosed with the tip of doing kegel exercises for better erections. Sure, it does a play a crucial part. But, there is a lot more that goes into it. All major muscles in the lower body are engaged and contract with tremendous force. This contraction is what helps the penis get its stiffness.
Yoga exercises like the cat/cow stretch strengthen the kegel muscles and firm up your butt muscles as well. The cobra pose mirrors the missionary position minus the erection and is a great way to strengthen the hamstrings. This exercise is also known to open the doors of the heart (heart chakra) leading to heightened intimacy. Needless to say, where the heart goes the blood will follow (if you know what I mean).
Acrobatic Sex? Oh Yeah!
There would hardly be any men around who wouldn’t want to experiment with sex positions. The missionary & girl on top are great. But, they become stale after some time and a change is required to spice up things.
Yoga with its plethora of asanas, makes your body supple and muscles strong which eventually help you carry out the fantasy sex you so desire. The bound angle pose helps to stretch the groin muscles, so does the wide angle seated forward bend. And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The standing forward bend, chakrasana and the half spinal twist pose cultivate flexibility and strength in the spine essential in accomplishing your very own version of Kamasutra.
So, bring out those yoga mats and start taking your daily dose of yoga right away for a fulfilling sex life.