You know that yoga is a healthy lifestyle activity that can not just help you deal with health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease but also increases awareness in you while increasing your strength and flexibility. However, did you know that yoga can also improve your sex life? Yoga is known to increase your libido making your sex life exciting. Please don't confuse this with sex positions that you can try instead of yoga! LOL, sorry! But yoga does have extended benefits than just preventing health conditions and giving you mental peace. International Day of Yoga 2019: Theme and Significance of the Day Dedicated to the Ancient Healthy Practice That Originated in India.

How Can Yoga Make Sex Better?

The main reason why yoga is considered beneficial for sex life is its ability to relieve stress and provide you with mental peace. While yoga helps reduce stress, it also makes you more aware of your body and mind and helps you explore what you really want. Studies have even suggested that regular yoga helps to decrease cortisol levels in your body. A decrease in cortisol level makes you happier and more inclined towards experimenting with sex. High level of cortisol levels can decrease sexual desire in healthy people and increase anxiety. Performing yoga can help improve overall sexual function, increasing the blood flow in the pelvic area and the oxytocin gush in the body. Mentally, yoga makes you feel great about your body and also increases control of your mind. International Day of Yoga 2019: PM Narendra Modi Performs Tadasana; How to Perform the Asana for Perfect Abs and Posture.

Yoga poses to improve your sex life:

Happy Baby aka Ananda Balasana

Don't go by how the yoga pose looks like, ya nasty. This yoga pose is a type relaxation pose, that causes your glutes and lowers back to stretch, even though it does look like a type of missionary pose.  Try out this pose to improve your sex life. International Day of Yoga 2019: Quotes on Yoga That Will Motivate You to Practice Asanas & Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.

How to perform Happy Baby, Ananda Balasana (Watch video):

Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) and Cow Pose (Bitilasana)

The two poses are usually performed together and they help your spine and relax.  The pose is known to help improve your mental health while lowering your overall stress levels. The pose is known to increase your libido and get you in the mood of having sex.  Yoga Poses That Can Help Burn Belly Fat and Tone Your Abs.

How to perform Marjaryasana/Bitilasana, Cat & Cow Pose (Watch video):

Corpse Pose aka Savasana

Also known as Savasana, the corpse pose is probably the easiest pose. The pose is all about relaxing and reducing stress. Very similar to meditating, this pose requires you to relax and leave your body.

How to perform Corpse Pose, Savasana (Watch video):

Sphinx Pose

While striking this pose you are supposed to chant a deep hmmm sound that puts an emphasis on your pelvic area and creates a mild vibration in the core of the pelvic region. Probably one of the best poses to improve your sex life, you must try the Sphinx Pose.

How to perform the Sphinx Pose (Watch video):

Downward-Facing Dog

The downward-facing dog will get your body looks like an inverted V while you're in the pose and while you may be laughing at the pose when thinking of it in the context of sex, the pose does prepare you for sex by reducing the cortisol levels and elevating your mood.

How to perform Downward Facing Dog (Watch video):


Meditation is probably the best type of yoga that has several health benefits.  Right from balancing and distributes the body’s energy, the pose works on your core muscles and generates heat. The pose can help you get into the mood. International Day of Yoga 2018: 10 Health Benefits of Yoga That Are Too Good To Be True.

How To Meditate (Watch video):

While High-Intensity Interval training and weight lifting coupled with a fibre-rich, high-protein diet can help you achieve a slim body, Yoga too has been known to be extremely beneficial when it comes to weight loss. However, You must also know about 4 Times You Shouldn't Perform Yogasanas. Yoga poses are always advised to be performed under expert supervision. Fair warning! People who have health conditions such as migraine, vertigo, arthritis, low or high blood pressure and insomnia should avoid performing yogasana on their own. You must consult your doctor before getting started with yoga.

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