5 yoga poses for better sex
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5 yoga poses for better sex

By Sabine, 21.11.2019

The best yoga moves to put your body ánd mind in the mood.

Great sex is one of the ultimate mind-body experiences. So is great yoga. Not only is yoga an amazing stress reliever, but certain postures improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and open your heart—all of which are necessary for a hot sex life. Perhaps most importantly, yoga teaches true mindfulness—living only in the present moment.

In a Journal of Sexual Medicine study, researchers say that most women feel they have a problem remaining focused, one reason why sex may be boring or unemotional for them. The mindfulness you learn during yoga can translate to other parts of your life, so you can enjoy lovemaking entirely for what it is, and not think or worry about anything else. Sounds very nice!

Let’s begin!  We chose 5 yoga poses you can do solo or, even better, with your partner (sweating, breathing, and moving together is fantastic foreplay). You can do these as a workout routine, or just try your favorites whenever you want to get in the mood.

1.Cat/cow stretch
Begin on hands and knees (use a yogamat if you want to), with shoulders directly over wrists and hips directly over knees. Inhale, and slowly arch back (cow), lifting chest up and away from belly and extending tailbone toward ceiling. Release feet so tops are resting on floor. Exhale and round lower back up (cat), gently contracting belly. Repeat six times and increase range of motion with each repetition.

Why it helps to have a better sexlife:
You strengthen your Kegel muscles, the same ones that contract during orgasm, to control your tailbone as you curl from cat to cow.

2.  Cobra
Lie on belly with forehead touching floor. Place palms face-down by middle ribs.Draw legs together and stretch them out, pressing tops of feet into floor. Press hands down evenly as you draw elbows close to sides of body. Using the strength of your back (not the force of your hands), slowly lift chest off floor, rolling shoulders down back. Use arms for support, while muscles of back and legs are responsible for backbend. Hold for 10 to 20 seconds, breathing evenly, and then gently release to floor.

Why it helps to have a better sexlife:
In Yoga, this is a heart opener pose. Love, energy, and breath come from your heart chakra, and this pose indirectly connects to sexual intimacy. It’s also very energizing; ideal for couples who sometimes feel too wiped out to be sexy.

3. Downward-Facing Dog
Start on all fours with wrists 6 to 12 inches in front of shoulders. Separate knees hip-width apart and curl toes under. Pushing evenly into palms, lift knees off floor. Lift your tailbone toward ceiling and push top of thighs back so body looks like an inverted V. At first, keep knees bent and heels lifted off floor. Slowly start to straighten knees, but don’t lock them. Gently move chest back toward thighs until ears are even with upper arms; don’t let head dangle. Keep hips lifting and push strongly into hands. Keep breathing!

Why it helps to have a better sexlife:
In this posture, your gaze goes nowhere; you should be looking inward, as though you’re closing your eyes, but not. Downward dog is a restful pose; doing it well is all about finding peace so it doesn’t feel like hard work. This is a great presex pose, it slowly warms up your body and helps you tune into THE moment.

4. Tree
For this pose it is really important to find your balance, and therefore to have a good grip on the floor. It might be better to do this pose bare footed. Stand with feet hip-width apart and arms at sides. Shift weight onto left foot. Bend right knee and use right hand to place right foot on inside of left thigh, just above knee. Fix gaze on a nearby object for balance (If you can’t keep your balance this way, place foot just below the knee or on your ankle, not on the knee.) The right knee opens out to side. Make sure pelvis faces forward. Bring hands together in front of chest in prayer position.  Stay here for a full minute, or as long as you can. Slowly lower arms, come back to standing. Repeat on other side.

Why it helps to have a better sexlife:
Any balancing pose keeps you focused on one thing at a time. It helps slow life down a little. Tree is particularly good at teaching mindfulness.

5. Bridge
Lie on back with knees bent and hip-width apart. Keep feet about 6 inches in front of butt. Push hips up toward ceiling. Your hands can be flat by sides, or for a deeper stretch, squeeze shoulder blades together and interlace hands, keeping them on mat directly under back. Hold for 60 seconds, breathing into the posture.

Why it helps to have a better sexlife:
This simple lift really stretches your hip flexors and eases tension!

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