Yoga is an amazing workout that can help you to balance your life mentally, emotionally, physically and even sexually.
While we all know that a regular yoga practice reduces stress levels, tones our bodies, increases energy and stamina, builds strength, flexibility and muscle control and improves endurance, most people don’t think of yoga as a tool to fire up our libido and sex life.
How does yoga improve our sex life? Research proves that practicing yoga on a regular basis improves several aspects of our sex life including arousal, desire, orgasm and overall satisfaction. We create a healthy body image, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, learn to appreciate awareness in the present moment and spark our libido.
It’s really a no-brainer, if you want to spice up your sex life, yoga is a fantastic way to go about it and we put together our favorite yoga poses that will put a spark in a fun-filled time under the sheets.
#1 Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold (Upavistha Konasana)
The Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold is great if you have low libido as it improves the blood flow to the entire pelvic area, which increases energy and vitality. It gives the hips a wider range of motion, which can be a lot of fun to your sex life, being able to try different positions. Plus, this forward fold helps to calm your mind and let go of anxiety, which helps to create intimacy.
How To Do Wide-Legged Seated Forward Fold:
Sit up straight and spread your straight legs as wide apart as possible, making sure to point your toes and knees straight up towards the ceiling. Inhale and lengthen your spine and as you exhale hinge forward from your hips, aiming to take a hold of your big toes and bringing your torso and chin to the ground. Make sure to keep pulling your belly button towards the spine to protect your lower back.
#2 Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana)
Which woman doesn’t want to feel like a goddess especially during sex. But Goddess Pose is also great for men. It deeply stretches the hips, increasing blood flow and circulation to the entire pelvic area and strengthening the pelvic floor.
How To Do Goddess Pose:
Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width distance apart, toes pointing outward. Bend your knees so your thighs are parallel to the floor, engage Mula and Uddiyana Bandha and pull your belly button towards the spine. Bring your arms parallel to the floor, bending your elbows and pointing the fingers straight up towards the ceiling, palms facing forward.
#3 Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarganvasana)
Bridge Pose is very similar to Kegel exercises, engaging the same pelvic muscles and Mula Bandha. It is an intense hip flexor stretch and tones the vagina, which improves your orgasms. If you strengthen your Kegels by contracting and releasing the muscles in your pubic area, you can be sure to have an amazing, mind-blowing orgasm.
How To Do Bridge Pose:
Lie on your back and bend your knees, bringing the feet flat on the ground close to your butt about hip-width distance apart from each other. Press through the feet and lift your hips, lower back and middle back up as high as you can. Interlace your hands underneath your hips and wiggle your shoulders together. Make sure your knees stay parallel to each other.
#4 Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
Lotus Pose promotes flexibility to the inner thighs and hips, which are central to most sexual positions and allows you to get creative and try new positions, spicing up your sex life.
How To Do Lotus Pose:
Sit tall with your legs crossed. Use your hands to pull each foot to rest on top of the opposite thigh in your hip crease. You should feel a deep stretch in your hips and thighs throughout the entire time. Most people find Lotus Pose challenging, so you can start with one foot in the hip crease first.
#5 Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
Even the Kama Sutra knows that Eagle Pose is sexy and put it in their book. When you release the pose, all the blood comes rushing through your cervix, preparing the entire area for sex. Like in any other balancing pose, you have to focus your mind to stay steady in Eagle Pose, which helps you to slow things down and get into the present moment to really enjoy the breathtaking moments that are about to follow.
Hot To Do Eagle Pose:
Stand tall and shift your weight into your left foot, slightly bending the knee. Pick up your right leg and cross it over your left thigh, actively squeezing your inner thighs together. If you have the flexibility, tuck your right foot behind your left calf. Bring your arms out to the sides and swing your right arm underneath the left, bend the elbows and wrap your forearms to bring the palms together. Reach the elbows up to shoulder height, keeping the shoulders down and bring the hands away from your face. Tuck your tailbone under and pull the belly button towards the spine as you bend your knees further, letting the hips sink low. Don’t forget to switch sides.
#6 Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana)
Lizard Pose is amazing to promote flexibility in the hips and pelvis, allowing you to be more creative during sex and trying new and different positions to bring a spark to your sex life. You also increase the blood flow to the pelvic area, increasing the sensations of your orgasm.
How To Do Lizzard Pose:
From Downward Facing Dog step your right foot forward to the outside of your right hand, keeping the left leg completely straight. Make sure the right knee is right above the right ankle and slowly lower down onto your forearms. Keep a connection between your right knee and shoulder at all times.
#7 Plow Pose (Halasana)
Plow Pose improves blood flow to the brain, which wakes you up and enhances alertness and stimulation. It is also a great way to stretch your back, which will help to avoid the risk of injury during sex. At the same time, when your feet are behind your head, you are looking straight at your hips and connect to your pelvic area visually, which can be a powerful aphrodisiac.
How To Do Plow Pose:
Lie on your back and lift your legs up towards the ceiling. Lift your hips and let the feet come down to the ground behind your head. You can either rest your arms by your side or interlace the hands and wiggle the shoulders underneath you.
#8 Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)
Shoulder Stand is a fantastic pose to stimulate the production of hormones and balancing the hypothalamus and thyroid glands. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which brings you a sense of peace and calm. Additionally, the throat chakra is activated in this pose, which helps in self-expression and creativity, which is extremely beneficial because you can express all your fantasies and desires to your partner.
How To Do Shoulder Stand:
Lie on your back with your legs straight up towards the ceiling. Lift your hips and bring your hands to your lower back, fingers pointing up. The feet are pointed with your toes flexed to get the best flow of energy. Make sure that the weight of your body is on your shoulders and not on your neck.
#9 Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana)
Bound Angle, also known as butterfly or cobbler’s pose is great to lift up low libido by stretching your inner thighs and opening up your hips to increase range of motion. It immediately improves blood flow to the pelvic area and where the blood flows, energy flows. Increased blood flow and circulation is directly linked to your level of arousal. Most people feel a sense of intimacy and openness in Bound Angle and it is a great pose to shed anxiety.
How To Do Bound Angle:
Sit up straight and bring the soles of your feet together, letting the knees drop towards the ground. Hold onto your ankles with both hands. Inhale to lengthen your spine and as you exhale hinge forward from your hips. The goal is to bring your head towards your toes. Another great way to practice Bound Angle is to lie on your back with your feet together and knees out to the sides, relaxing your arms alongside your body.
#10 Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Pigeon Pose is an excellent pose to release deep rooted tension from the hips and put your mind in complete chill out mode. Bring your awareness to your breath and let go of any thoughts to move into the present moment. If you can let go in pigeon, you will be able to create a sense of sexual intimacy with your partner.
How To Do Pigeon Pose:
From Downward Facing Dog pull your right knee into the chest and let your right knee come down behind your right wrist and the right foot behind the left wrist. The goal is to get the shin parallel to the front of the mat, but don’t worry if you can’t get it there just yet. Flex your right foot and extend your left leg in a straight line behind you. Keep your hips square – you can always place a blanket underneath your right hip for support – and slowly lower your torso down aiming to rest your forehead on your hands. Don’t forget to switch sides.
#11 Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
Camel Pose unblocks your entire body by opening your spine and hips, which leads to better endurance. It is also a great pose to destress your whole system so you feel more relaxed, yet energized and lighter, which helps you to perform better during sex.
How To Do Camel Pose:
Come to ‘stand’ on your knees and shins. You can either bring your hands on your lower back, fingers pointing down and push the hips forward, while reaching the chest up or, if you have the flexibility, lower your hands down to grab a hold of your heels. Drop your head backwards if it feels good.
#12 Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
Like hip openers in general, Happy Baby is a great pose to release stress and anxiety. Happy Baby releases tension in the glutes, lower back and sacrum while stretching the hamstrings and spine and opening up the hips, bringing more blood flow into the pelvic area. Additionally, it calms your nervous system and relieves fatigue and it is nearly impossible not to feel a sense of joy and fun in this pose, which can easily translate into your sex life. Remember, sex is supposed to be fun!
How To Do Happy Baby:
Lie on your back and pull your knees towards your armpits. Bring the arms on the inside of your legs and grab your feet from the outside. Stack your ankles directly over your knees and flex your feet. Keep the whole length of your spine on the mat and gently rock side to side.
#13 Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana)
Like any backward bend, Wheel Pose is great to energize your entire body, because you are stimulating your nervous system, activating your metabolism and releasing adrenalin. It’s a great pose to stretch your hip flexors, which helps to improve your orgasm as well and let’s not forget, Wheel is a heart opener that is helpful to feel more connected with your partner when you snuggle up.
How To Do Wheel Pose:
Lie on your back with your feet close to your butt, hip-width distance apart. Place your hands next to your ears, shoulder-width distance apart, finger pointing towards your body. Press through your hands and feet and lift your hips as high as you can, aiming to straighten both arms and legs.
#14 Crescent Moon (Anjaneyasana)
Besides being an amazing stretch for your hip flexors, Crescent Moon also strengthens your pelvic floor. It also increases circulation and blood flow to the entire pelvic area, helping to increase your libido.
How To Do Crescent Moon:
From Downward Facing Dog step your right foot forward in between the hands and lower your left leg down to the ground, brining the top of the left foot on the floor. Make sure that your right knee is right above your right ankle and slowly raise your torso up. Your hands can rest on your right thigh or reach the arms up towards the ceiling. Don’t forget to switch sides.
Great sex and great yoga are two of the ultimate mind-body experiences. When you want to put a fizzle in your love life, forget the Kama Sutra and practice our above yoga poses instead to increase desire and arousal and have better orgasms.
SPEND SOME TIME ON THE MAT TO PUT YOUR BODY AND MIND IN THE MOOD FOR SEX
Joschi & Monika