As if there weren’t enough benefits already…yoga can help improve your sex life too:
Be present and connect with your partner.
If you are in a monogamous relationship, your mind might wander to your to-do list and onto what you’re going to eat later during sex. Rather than freaking out about the spark being gone, utilize the most basic tool that we learn in yoga: focus on your breath. Sex can be purely physical but it can also be an opportunity to create a deeper connection with our partner. Make eye contact and be present not just in yourself but with the person you’re with.
Yoga is breath and movement. So is sex.
It might sound cheesy but breathe together. Once you get going, just follow your partner’s breath and you will soon be in sync with each other. It doesn’t necessarily need a pre-event discussion. Just try it out and see what happens. Fireworks may ensue…
Pelvic floor strength is the key to big (female) orgasms.
A consistent yoga practice will help you to create and maintain a strong pelvic floor. For women, a strong pelvic floor is the key to achieving better and multiple orgasms. The trick is easy ladies: every exhale, gently engage and lift your pelvic floor (do a kegel) and every inhale release it. Men love this as well, they can feel it. The more you practice yoga, the tighter and stronger the pelvic floor will be. With that strength comes better and bigger orgasms. It’s true. Trust me.
Flexibility is useful in the bedroom.
Another little downside of a long monogamous relationship is getting caught up in the “routine.” First a little of this, then a little of that, hopefully a nice big mutual crescendo and then back to Mad Men or Breaking Bad. The open hips and flexible spine that are inevitable side effects of a consistent yoga practice can inspire you to forgo the usual and get freaky with some new flavor in the bedroom. Being able to do the splits in your 30‘s and 40‘s has got to be good for something, right?
Try this class to open your hips and connect with the breath. It’s a great pre-game warm-up: