Let’s talk about sex baby!
Yoga is many things to many people. It’s a way to clear the mind, relieve stress, get physically fit and yes, improve your sex life.
Among other things, practicing yoga can enhance your sexual energy and fire up your libido. Burn baby burn! Which of course means your partner (you lucky dog, you!) will be feeling like you’re the best thing since sliced bread. Because you are. Are you all ears? Ready to knock someone’s socks off? These yoga poses rev up your engine, boost your confidence and help transform you into that irresistible 10 in between the sheets you knew you were destined to be.
What it does:
The Cat-Cow pose strengthens the kegel muscles and tones the hip and pelvis while increasing blood flow to those areas. Regular practice helps to align your posture, strengthen your core muscles, and improves pelvic endurance. Strengthening the muscles = better sexual performance. And it helps to activate the Mula Bandha, which, is the root source of energy for our body, located at the base of the spine. Basically, a bandha is an energetic lock and once it is released, it sends the energy rushing through the body with greater pressure. Unleashing the Mula Bandha helps you to consciously know, harness, and direct the sexual and emotional drives within your core. Meow!
Begin by placing yourself on the ground on all fours: make sure that your torso is straight. Start on hands and knees in a table-top position with your hips over your knees, and your shoulders over your wrists.
Take a deep breath in move your torso downward, arching your back; hold this position for a few seconds. On your inhale, sink your belly while you lift your tailbone and your gaze. Breathe out and as you do arch your back upwards towards the ceiling as far as it can go without pain. On your exhale, draw your belly in up while you round your spine.
POSE: LOCUST POSE
What it does:
Locust pose strengthens and increases flexibility throughout the entire back of the body, including the spine, legs, buttocks, and all of the muscles surrounding your ribs and upper torso. Doing this pose effectively preps beginners for deeper backbends, strengthening the back of the torso, legs, and arms. See where we are going with this Wonder Woman / Superman? Working the upper back muscles improves posture and helps relieve stress and fatigue caused by slouching forward. It stimulates the abdominal organs and helps improve stamina. Nights of endless love making sessions have never been easier.
Lie on your belly with your legs straight. Place your arms at your sides with palms up, your chin gently resting on the floor.
Without lifting your legs or head, begin reaching forward through the top of your head and back through your toes. As your body lengthens, you’ll activate your major back muscles, including your erector spinae muscles—creating a stable base of support.
Continue reaching forward with the top of your head and backward with your toes, slowly lifting your head, shoulders, and legs off the ground. Pull your legs together. As you gain height, you should feel elongation and elevation—this will help strengthen your back while keeping it safe and stable. Lift until you begin to feel a natural resistance—you should feel activated from head to toe and without strain. Your breath should be flowing easily. Now imagine that you’re drawing a line up the wall in front of you with the top of your head and one behind you with your toes—all while maintaining an elongation of your entire body.
Keep the backs of your hands rooted to the earth with a gentle, downward pushing action as you extend your arms. Imagine that your fingers are growing in length, reaching and sliding along the floor toward the back of the mat while being pulled down to the earth. Hold for about 5 breaths.
To exit the pose, maintain elongation as you simultaneously lower your head, shoulders, and legs to the floor.
What it does:
Well for starters, this pose helps to improve blood flow to the pelvic area, and where the blood goes, so do energy and vitality. Below-the-belt circulation is directly linked to arousal...wink. Increased libido, check and activated chakras, check. Our pelvis is the best renewable energy source around so tap away! And when it comes to the physical aspect, you will strengthen your pelvic muscles and your core. Yeah, this pose could be filed under “secret weapon for wowing my partner”.
Lying on your back, bend both knees and place the feet flat on the floor hip width apart. Slide the arms alongside the body with the palms facing down. The fingertips should be lightly touching the heels.
Press the feet into the floor, inhale and lift the hips up, rolling the spine off the floor. Lightly squeeze the knees together to keep the knees hip width apart.
Press down into the arms and shoulders to lift the chest up. Engage the legs, buttocks and mula bandha to lift the hips higher.
Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.
To release: Exhale and slowly roll the spine back to the floor.
What it does:
The boat pose strengthens and stretches core muscles, improves balance and helps to developing and improve pelvic floor muscles. Overall, it can physically get you into better shape for bedroom play. But that’s not the only reason to do it. Working on this pose gives you more access to your root chakra, the source of Kundalini energy, which is where our sexual energy lives. Down tiger down!
From a seated position, draw naval to spine bracing abdominals and, with hands on floor behind you, bring your legs up off the floor with knees bent in front of the chest.
Keeping abdominals tight, slowly lift hands off floor and reach them forward and up while simultaneously lengthening legs upward. Your body will look like a “V” shape. Lengthen spine as you hold. If your hamstrings are too tight, bend knees slightly.
Keep abdominals tight and breathe. Stay for 30-60 seconds or as long as you can.