Yoga has many benefits, but one perk that isn’t talked about often is how great it is for improving a man’s sex life. It’s more than working on your mobility and flexibility; yoga helps you build body awareness, alleviate erectile dysfunction issues that stem from anxiety and depression, and can enable you to have strong erections. If you’re looking to enhance your sex life – try yoga for better sex.
In this article we will:
- Go in depth about how practicing yoga will lead to better sex
- Review 5 yoga poses (with instructions)
- Provide a short workout video utilizing these poses
Practicing Yoga for Better Sex
Sexual dysfunction is a common issue amongst men of all ages, but becoming increasingly more of a problem as we age. If you’re having difficulty getting or keeping an erection, reach orgasm too quickly, or have a low libido, yoga can help mitigate these issues. One study suggests regularly practicing yoga will even increase your desire, confidence, performance, and overall satisfaction with sex.
When it comes to practicing yoga for better sex, it’s imperative to focus on two things throughout your workout: longer breathing & body awareness.
- Longer Breathing – The key to lasting longer in bed is being able to control your breathing. Do poses that help you to slow down your breathing and remain in control over your breath during tough poses. This will help you train yourself to ultimately slow down your breath in the heat of the moment, enabling you to last longer.
- Body Awareness – Increasing your body awareness will help your ability to feel everything. You’ll want to focus on poses that workout your pelvic floor. Ultimately by expanding your body awareness, it’ll lead to you having stronger erections.
The yoga poses and workout provided below can lead to longer lasting sex, give you better awareness, more sensation, as well as lead to both stronger and fuller erections.
5 Yoga Poses For Better Sex
This is one of the more challenging poses in the below workout, but it’s one of the best for increasing pelvic floor strength. Sit down on the floor as upright as possible with your knees bent. Bring your hands on either side of your hips. Open up your chest and one by one, lift your feet. Use your hands for support to maintain the pose. Keep your chest lifted and make sure your back is not rounded.
Hold for a minimum of 30 seconds and work your way up to a minute.
A seated twist pose will help with breathing, spinal mobility, and pelvic floor strength. Bring one leg out in front of you and cross the opposite foot over the extended leg’s thigh. Put your hands on your knee and use it to pull yourself upright as much as possible. Sit tall and take a deep breath through your nose. As you exhale, twist towards the bent knee. Breathe in and out of your nose slowly as you do this.
Switch legs and repeat exercise.
Standing Side Bend
A standing side bend helps greatly with controlling your breathing. Stand tall with your arms overhead. Press your palms together and interlace your fingers, pointing your index fingers. Breathe in through your nose. As you exhale, squeeze your thighs and bend to one side. Take a few deep breaths through your nose. Continue to stay tall and maintain an open chest. Your breathing should be done as slowly as you can.
Next switch sides to bend the other direction.
Balancing on One Foot
Balancing is excellent for working on both your core strength and your breathing. Stand on one foot and lift your opposite knee as high as you can while keeping your other leg straight. Breathe in and out of your nose while you maintain this position. Focus on a non moving point in front of you to help with your balance. If you have difficulty with this position, hold onto something as needed for support. Press your foot and hip towards the floor.
Lie on your stomach and reach your legs back as far as they’ll go. Hug your legs together, tighten your abs and lift your chest off the ground. Your elbows should be pointing straight back and your upper arms should be hugging tight into your sides. Keep your core engaged as you breathe in and out slowly through your nose.
It may be difficult in this position to control your breathing slowly, but it is one of the best ways to practice doing so.
15 Minute Yoga Workout To Improve Your Sex Life
This workout is beginner friendly and no yoga or fitness experience is required to do this yoga workout. You will not need any yoga tools and can do this workout from the comfort of your own home. Follow along with Man Flow Yoga Founder Dean Pohlman as he leads you through this short workout that focuses on breathing and body awareness that will help you improve your sex life. This yoga workout is just the first in our sexual wellness YouTube series designed to help you improve your sex life.
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