Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and the benefits of this ancient practice has helped many cope with stress and enjoy life more. From more mental clarity to a stronger, leaner physique, all it takes is 60 minutes a few times a week to enjoy the multitude of advantages.
One of the best-kept secrets of yoga is the way it leads to a healthier, more pleasurable sex life! Although that may not be one of the original reasons why yoga was practiced, it does help and we might as well enjoy it, right? Of the 8 limbs of yoga, bliss (a.k.a. Samadhi) is our ultimate goal. Surely the way to bliss can also be found in the bedroom!
Men, if there’s one reason to get on a yoga mat, let it be to have a more enjoyable sex life – then let all that bliss pour over into the other areas of your life.
More Choices To Reach Samadhi
Long held yoga poses stretch our body to increase flexibility; they also build up our endurance and strength to be able to enjoy a greater variety of sex positions. A friend once shared with me she found intimacy with a partner who was tight and limited in his hips to be less enjoyable than men with greater range of motion.
Without the physical benefits a man achieves through yoga, positions may be limited to missionary and doggy style. As much as a yoga practice promotes a “less is more” mentality, in this case, more is always more!
Strengthen Your Root For Better Sex
Known as “the root,” the muscles of the pelvic floor are essential in keeping vital and erotic energy within our body. Located in the space between the anus and scrotum of a man, this area is often referred to as “Mula Bandha,” a Sanskrit term for root lock.
In yoga, we access these muscles in almost all poses and it’s meant to help us draw our energy inward and upward. This energy is our life force, and it is said to give our body more vitality. When our pelvic floor muscles are engaged, we have better balance and a stronger support system for our body. A strong pelvic floor also contributes to more orgasmic control, a stronger orgasm, and a more powerful ejaculation.
For guys who are having a hard time finding these muscles, next time you have to take a leak, imagine you need to stop suddenly – the muscles you would use to make that happen are the muscles we’re talking about.
Body Awareness for Greater Pleasure
What if your entire body was an erogenous zone? Think of the last time you had an orgasm, and then imagine that same sensation amplified and pulsing through your erogenous zone. Whole body orgasms are far more superior to one that’s concentrated in just your nether region.
One of the greatest benefits of any yoga practice is our ability to develop a strong mind/body connection, which allows us to identify what our body needs when it needs it. The way to begin to cultivate this connection is to focus on your breath. If you can focus on all aspects of your breath, your body awareness will intensify.
One-Point Mind To Blow Yours Away
The physical practice of yoga is to harness and strengthen one-pointedness of the mind, meaning you only focus on one thing at one time. When we do this during sex, it amplifies the entire experience. Your mind is focused on the task at hand: providing pleasure to your partner while enjoying the pleasure they’re providing you.
When you bring this practice into your sexual experience, distractions are less likely to pull you away from the experience. The deeper you’re in it, the more mental bandwidth you’ll have to focus on you and your partner’s body.
Make Love, Not Lust
Science has proven that love affects the brain the same way feelings of hunger and thirst do, only more long-term. Chemically, lust is temporary, and the testosterone and estrogen released have very little “feel good” affect on the body. On the flipside, love has a more lasting affect, releasing pheromones, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, those feel-good chemicals in our body that last longer and help elevate mood.
Think of lust as eating a bag of chips, and love as eating a nutrient dense meal full of super foods … with the most satiating and delicious dessert!
The Happy Ending: Focus on Happy, Not Ending.
One of the biggest lessons yoga teaches us is to focus on the journey, not the destination. Approach intimacy in the same way and you will experience new levels of pleasure, excitement, and potentially bliss!