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Yoga for Sexual Health for Women

Sexual Health

Yoga, as we all know, has numerous benefits for women. Yoga can not only help you relieve stress, but it can also help you lose weight, improve your digestion, and even rewrite your DNA. While you may come to the mat to discover your Zen, yoga's benefits are considerably greater than we previously imagined. 

Yoga, it turns out, can help your sex life in a variety of ways. And, before you get too excited about the prospect of intricate Kama Sutra-style posture, be assured that it's actually rather straightforward.  

What are the benefits of yoga classes for your sex life? 

Yoga's main benefit, both in and out of the bedroom, is stress reduction. Regular yoga practice has been shown in studies to help reduce stress levels in the body by lowering cortisol levels. Increased stress has a number of detrimental impacts on the body, one of which is a decrease in sexual desire. 

Yoga may also aid in the enhancement of general sexual function. For 12 weeks, researchers followed 40 women while they practised yoga. After the study was completed, researchers decided that yoga had made a significant difference in women's sex lives.

Although the sample size is modest and just one study was conducted, the link between yoga and a better sexual life appears to be promising.  Yoga helps you to pay attention to your body and to manage your thoughts. When these two disciplines are combined, you can gain insight into your likes and dislikes, allowing you to better convey your preferences to your partner. 

Regular yoga practice helps you become more aware of the present moment, which is crucial while trying to improve your sex life. The greater the experience for both of you will be the more present you can be with your spouse. Both sex and yoga are good for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Learn to do these on a daily basis to feel your very best!  

1. Marjaryasana (Cat Pose) and Cow Pose (Bitilasana) 

These poses, which are often done together, help you loosen up your spine and relax. This reduces overall stress levels and makes it easier to get into a good mood.  

  • Begin this stance on your hands and knees. Ensure that your wrists are beneath your shoulders and that your knees are parallel to your hips. Maintain a neutral spine and an even distribution of weight throughout your body.  
  • Look up and inhale, allowing your tummy to curl toward the floor. As you stretch, raise your eyes, chin, and chest. 
  • Draw your navel into your spine as you exhale, tucking your chin into your chest. Make a spiralling motion with your spine toward the ceiling.  
  • For 1 minute, alternate between the two.  

2. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

The pelvic floor is strengthened in this stance. Strengthening these muscles can help minimise sex-related pain and perhaps improve the good stuff. 

  • Lie down flat on your back. 
  • Bend both knees and stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees aligned with ankles. 
  • Spread your fingers and place your arms flat on the floor, palms against the ground.  
  • Lift your pelvis off the ground and allow your body to follow, but keep your shoulders and head on the ground. 
  • For a total of 5 seconds, hold the stance. 
  • Release.  

3. A contented child (Ananda Balasana)

This position stretches your glutes and lower back and is a favourite relaxation pose. In addition, it can be used as a missionary role. Start in a missionary position with your partner on top, then extend your legs and wrap them over your partner's torso to attempt it in bed. 

  • Lie down flat on your back. 
  • Bend your knees up toward your stomach as you exhale. 
  • Take a deep breath in and reach up to grip the outsides of your feet, then broaden your knees. You can also make it easier by looping a belt or towel around your foot. 
  • Stretch by flexing your feet and pressing your heels upward while pulling down with your hands.  

4. Pigeon with One Leg (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Pigeon comes in a variety of forms, all of which are excellent for stretching and opening up your hips. Tight hips can make sex difficult and prevent you from experimenting with new sexual positions. 

  • Begin on the floor.  
  • Pick up your right leg and place it in front of your torso at a 90-degree angle. 
  • Stretch your left leg out behind you on the floor, with your toes pointing back and the top of your foot facing down.  

Exhale as you shift your weight forward by leaning forward. To support your weight, use your arms. If this is too unpleasant, place a blanket or pillow beneath your right hip to keep your hips level while stretching. 

  • Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side. 

5. Pose of a Child (Balasana)

This pose allows you to expand your hips and relax deeply without requiring extreme flexibility. It's also a grounding posture, which means you should concentrate on relaxing and breathing during the pose, which can help relieve stress and anxiety.  

  • Kneel on the floor to begin. Widen your knees until they're about hip-width apart, with your big toes touching. 
  • Lean forward as you exhale. Stretch out your arms in front of you, allowing your upper body to rest between your knees. You can rest your head on a block or pillow if you can't get your forehead to touch the mat. 
  • Relax for 30 seconds to a few minutes in this position.

6. Pose of a Dead Person (Savasana)

There's a reason why most yoga courses end in Corpse Pose, also known as Savasana. This pose aids relaxation and the release of stress. Consider it a small meditation at the end of your yoga practice that amps up your relaxation. 

Take Away

While some yoga positions can improve your sex life right away, the most significant impact will always be in reducing your stress. This not only provides a slew of advantages, but it also allows you to unwind and enjoy your sex, which makes it even better.