Among all its other benefits, one of yoga’s greatest benefits is its ability to improve one’s sex life. Yoga helps in improving blood circulation, increasing concentration and toning up, is a fact we all know. But in case you didn’t know, yoga can gift you a better sex life too. This, because, there are many yoga poses that increase circulation to our pelvic region. Asanas work on the premise that these poses will ensure blood circulation to these areas, thus improving sex life. With regular practice, certain poses improve one’s flexibility, heighten awareness and self-confidence which makes you more comfortable and relaxed in a sexual relationship.
Here’s a list of expert-backed yoga poses to increase your libido, sexual energy, and vitality.
This asana is done in the prone position (stomach on floor/mat). Raise your body, hands and knees, with your wrists directly under your shoulders, drawing your abdominal muscles toward your spine. Tuck your toes and step back with your feet, bringing your body and head into one straight line.
Keep your thighs lifted and take care not to let your hips sink too low. If your butt sticks up in the air, realign your body so your shoulders are directly above your wrists.
Draw your pelvic floor muscles toward your spine as you contract your abdominal muscles. Keep your head in line with your spine.
If your arms or abdominals are not yet strong enough to support your full body weight, you can lower your knees to the floor (this is called Half Plank Pose). Be sure to keep your head and spine in a straight line.
Benefit: strengthens the back muscles and tones the abdominal muscles
Wide-Legged Straddle Pose (Upavistha Konasana)
Sit upright on the yoga mat, spread legs wide apart as much as is comfortable for you. Press back of the legs into the floor, pointing knees and toes toward sky. Lean forward from hips, reaching out with both hands to take hold of both toes respectively.
Hold for 5-6 breaths. Try and extend chest further down with each breath.
Benefits: This asana improves blood flow to the pelvic area and increasing energy and vitality.
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Lie on back, bend knees, and place feet hip width apart. Slowly life mid-back and lower back up. Your hips should be pointed upwards, while shoulders will be on the floor. Hold for 5-6 breaths, with eyes closed.
Benefits: Bridge Pose not only provides an intense hip flexor stretch, it also tones the vagina and improves orgasms.
Dronasana (Bowl Pose)
The final posture of this asana resembles a bowl, hence the name Dronasana. This asana is an excellent asana to tone the abdominal muscles.
Lie on the floor in the prone position (on your back) Take your hands one by one, straight in front of your head and slowly lift your hands and legs simultaneously.
Maintain this position for 4-5 breaths, with eyes closed. To release, bring down legs and hands and relax.
Benefits: Strengthens the abs and core muscles
Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose)
Bring the soles of the feet together, bending the knees and allowing them to drop toward the floor.
Hold onto toes with both hands. Inhale, and lengthen your torso. Exhale, and hinge forward from the hips. The aim is to lower your head towards toes. This asana can be done in the supine position too. Fold both the knees, and gently drop them down on each side. Take your hands up and join in Namaskar position, close your eyes and maintain this pose for 5-6 breaths.
Benefits: This pose and the wide-legged straddle are great for low libido. It stretches the inner thighs and opens the hips for a wider range of motion. It improves blood flow to the pelvic area immediately, and where the blood goes so does the energy and vitality. Circulation and increased blood flow are directly linked to level of arousal.