Yoga and Sex: A Perfect Combination


If you are new to yoga, you know nothing about yoga and sex. As any eastern thing, we think of yoga as of something that offers you solitude and celibacy. But, in the end, yoga means the unity of your mind and body, and while there are certain yoga methods that work as substitutes for sex, yoga has much more to do with sex than you initially thought.

As we've already established, yoga is the unity of mind and body. When it comes to sex, we mostly use the body, not mind. Believe it or not, but adding mind to sex can give you one of the best experiences in your life. It works especially well when it comes to having sex with your beloved one. It helps you connect emotionally and mentally with your partner, which helps you understand what he/she really wants in bed better. But enough with that abstract and sparse bragging about how yoga works for sex. Let's check out more practical benefits of yoga for better sex.

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The Ways Yoga Can Make Your Sex Life Better

While you hear that yoga makes better this and that, no one can really explain how it actually helps you. Even when it comes to sex, what you get is that metaphysical bragging about mind and body coming together in your yoga sexcapade. Now, it's time to have a look at the straightforward benefits of yoga.

1. Yoga Improves Your Flexibility

You've watched porn or read some book, and was trying to do the same in your own bed with your partner, but something went wrong. Of course that leads you to abandon all the attempts to try something new in bed. But the main point is that you are just not flexible enough. You know those porn actors work in the gym and some of them do yoga? Just for some extra flexibility. So, here comes the first of the yoga sex benefits. Yoga exercises make you more flexible, thus you can say goodbye to missionary style every night. Flexibility gives you more opportunities to experiment in between the sheets, allowing you to try different moves, positions, and higher levels of stimulation.

2. Yoga Fosters Body Acceptance

Aside from giving you the physical flexibility, yoga gives you mental flexibility, which leads you to accepting your body and your skin. You may wonder how sex and yoga come together in this case. What sex has to do with that, anyway? It's quite simple though. Porn videos or sex scenes in mainstream movies show us that we need to look in a certain way in order to be sexy and have sex. But that's just nonsense. Getting physical flexibility unlocks the mental flexibility, and you know that you may not have the biggest breasts or the longest penis, but things that you can do in bed are fantastic. You start accepting yourself, and, as a result, your chances to find a sexual partner are getting higher. Guess, we don't need to teach you that people's attitude to you depends greatly on your attitude towards yourself. And yoga gives you that positive attitude towards yourself.

3. Yoga Keeps You In The Moment

Another point that may make you think what on earth it has to do with sex. But, think how often anxious thoughts about your exams or work deadlines pop up in your head in the middle of the wildest sex. Of course, it spoils everything. yoga for sex healthYou need to be in the process both physically and mentally, and instead of being there mentally, your mind fixates on that project's presentation deadline. Needless to say that it destroys the perfect sexcapade for both you and your partner. Yoga can help you avoid all of those buzzkills. It helps you focus on the moment and on the pleasure you are getting. Your connection with the partner is not interrupted and you both get your share of pleasure while having sex. Thus, we can assume that yoga can be extremely helpful for sex health, as spoiled sexcapades have negative effects on your and your partner's moods.

Yoga Postures For Sex Drive

Aside from improving your physical and mental flexibility yoga can actually work for your sexual drive. Moreover, there are yoga postures for improving your sex drive. So, let's check them out without further ado.

1. Cat Pose

The cat pose helps you to reduce the stress and get into the right mood before your in-bed activity. Start the pose standing on all fours, making sure that your weight is balanced, and keeping your back neutral. Inhale as you look up, then lift your eyes, chin and chest up as you stretch. Then exhale tucking your chin to your chest, rounding your back toward the ceiling.

2. Bridge Pose

Another one of the yoga poses for better sex that helps you strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Strengthening those muscles helps to reduce pain that may occur during sex and makes the overall experience better. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Put your palms flat to the ground with your fingers spread. Now lift your pelvic region up letting your torso follow, but keep your head and shoulders on the floor. Hold the pose for five seconds and then release.

3. One-Legged Pigeon

This yoga posture helps stretching and opening up your hips. Tight hips make sex uncomfortable and prevent you from trying different positions in sex. Start standing on all fours, then pick up your right leg and move it in front of your body so your lower leg is at 90-degree angle from your body. Then stretch your left leg out behind you on the floor and exhale as you lean forward, shifting your body weight. Then release and repeat, but starting with the left leg.

4. Child's Pose

Another one of the yoga postures for better sex that helps to open your hips. Aside from that, it gives you deep relaxation that makes you forget about the stress. Start by kneeling on the floor. With your big toes touching, widen your knees until they're around hip-width apart, inhale while doing so. Then, exhale and lean forward. Place your hands in front of you and stretch out. Allow your upper body to relax between your legs. Try touching the floor with your forehead. Relax in that position for a few minutes.

5. Corpse Pose

This is a yoga sex pose that allows you having a mini meditation. You get a total relaxation and a possibility to let go of your stress. And this pose doesn't require anything special from you. Just lay on your back with your feat spread and your palms facing up. Relax every part of your body, from your head to your toes. Lay in this position for as long as you want.

Yoga Sex Positions

After talking about postures that may improve your sexual drive, now it's time to talk about yoga sex positions. While you may think about something like sex on a yoga ball, it's not what we are going to talk about. There is Kama Sutra, but, we bet, you've never heard about yoga sex poses for couples. Well, it makes no surprise that you have never heard about them, as there is no such thing. You need to use a little imagination to figure out how to make yoga positions for sex. In order to help you, we've decided to give you advice, which we offer you to check without further ado.

1. Plow Pose

A female partner lies on the back with knees bent and pulled near a chest. She needs to straighten her legs so they are perpendicular to the bed. She needs to brace her lower back with hands and bend at the hips to lower legs overhead. A male partner kneels behind or stands if the female partner is on the edge of the bed. It allows deeper penetration. Still, if a female partner finds cervical contact uncomfortable you should avoid this position. You should also avoid this position if the male partner is hung as a horse.

2. Standing Straddle Forward Bend Pose

A female partner with feet from three to four feet apart, depending on her flexibility, lowers the upper body forward to bring her chest near legs. A male partner stands behind and thrusts in. This yoga sex position works perfectly for female partners, as it allows a male partner to reach female partner's front vaginal wall. It also works perfectly for anal sex.

sex on a yoga ball3. Downward Dog Pose

A female partner stands on all fours with hands a few inches in front of her shoulders and with knees under hips. Then she presses her palms into bed, curls under toes and presses hips towards the ceiling. Basically, a female partner's body should form "Λ". A male partner stands behind and thrusts in. Just like the previous position, downward dog works perfectly for vaginal and anal stimulation. Think of it as a yoga variation on the quite popular doggy-style position.

4. Three-Legged Downward Dog Pose

Again, a female partner forms an upside-down "V", but this time she lifts one leg towards the ceiling. As a downward dog position, it works for vaginal and anal stimulation, but it makes an easier angle for a male partner. Think of it as of a downward dog position, but with more move and groove.

5. Bridge Pose

Just when you thought that positions for sexual drive won't appear here, as you see they do. The bridge position can be easily used for your sexcapades. A female partner lies on her back with knees and feet spread, to make a room for a male partner to kneel between legs. She then raises her hips, forming a straight line from her knees to her shoulders. This position works perfectly for female partners, as certain women experience arousal while doing the bridge position during a typical yoga class. So, it works as a bonus, especially when a female partner needs some help with reaching an orgasm.

6. Recycling Around Angle Pose

A female partner lies on her back with her legs bent and feet touching each other, creating the shape of a diamond with her legs. Basically, she braces a male partner with her legs, while he's thrusting in. This position makes a female partner more relaxed. Partners feel closer to each other thanks to this position.

7. Happy Baby Pose

A female partner lies back on her back, lifting her legs towards the ceiling. She bends knees out towards sides to grab her feet with hands. A male partner kneels or lunges near female partner’s hips and starts thrusting in. A female partner can either keep her legs stretched or she can wrap them around her male partner. Think of this pose as a yoga variation of a missionary position.