Did you know that practicing regular yoga can improve your life in more ways than one?
By reducing stress in the body, yoga decreases your cortisol levels and helps you feel more confident and relaxed — the perfect recipe for turning up the heat on your sexual desires.
As it turns out, finding your zen on the mat offers more than just stress-relieving qualities for improving your mental health, flexibility, and stamina, it can also boost your libido.
But don’t take my word for it.
Try some of these easy yoga poses and open this gateway to deeper intimacy and total relaxation for yourself.
Libido-boosting yoga poses
1. Cat (Marjaryasana) & Cow (Bitilasana)
Often performed together, these two poses go a long way in loosening up your spinal column. They also strengthen your hip and pelvic floor muscles allowing for more intense, controlled orgasms.
By increasing blood flow to those areas, these poses also make it easier to get into the mood more often.
How to do it: Set up on your hands and knees. In cat’s pose, press through your hands and arch your back, paying attention to turning the sitting bones to the back of your thighs.
Then move into cow by tilting the pelvis and dropping your belly towards the floor. Now repeat up to 10 times.
2. Mountain (Samastithi)
Truth be told, this is one of the most important poses for boosting your self-confidence and feeling sexier in your own skin.
It essentially is the epitome of being grounded and standing up for yourself – the foundation of all standing poses.
How to do it: Stand with your feet parallel, rocking gently back and forth and side to side, gradually coming to a standstill.
Lift the top of your sternum towards the ceiling and widen your collarbones. Let your shoulders relax with your arms at your side and facing in or forward.
Remember to soften your tongue and your eyes while you breathe into this grounding pose.
3. Easy Pose (Sukhasana With Mula Bandha Exercises)
Similar to doing Kegel exercises, this pose accompanied by repetitions of Mula Bandha contractions can balance your sexual hormones while simultaneously exercising your inner pelvic muscles.
This will encourage better control over your orgasms.
How to do it: Come to a seated position and sit up tall. Press your sitting bones into the floor. Now take 3 deep breaths and practice 30 repetitions of gently squeezing and lifting your pelvic floor muscles.
4. Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasan)
This is a wonderful pose for releasing deep tension in the hips and really putting your mind in the chill zone. After all, tight hips can make sex uncomfortable.
How to do it: Bring your left shin parallel to the top of the mat, drawing your heel closer to your groin.
Bring your right leg into a straight line behind you and slowly lower down to your forearms or rest your head in your arms. Now hold for 10 breaths before repeating on the opposite side.
5. Frog Pose (Mandukasana)
This pose is incredible for strengthening your back muscles, supporting your spine and improving your posture. It brings a stillness to the body, as it invites deep breathing and expansion of the lungs.
How to do it: From tabletop position, separate your knees as wide as your hips can handle, thighs parallel to your mat.
Walk your torso forward and down as low as you can handle without letting your hips shift in front of your knees.
Draw your chest down as low as you comfortably can. Take 10 deep breaths as you release the tension in your hips.
6. Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
In this pose, enjoy the feel of your beauty and power by acknowledging the beautiful arch in your back as one created by pleasure.
How to do it: Lie on your back. Bring your arms by your sides and grab your thighs or sit on your hands with your arms straight.
Press your elbows into the floor and lift up your chest, arch your upper back and place your head on the floor. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and lift up higher. Keep your legs engaged and straight.
Take 5 deep breaths, breathing into your upper back.
7. Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)
Happy Baby releases the lower back, sacrum, and glutes, and stretches the hamstrings and spine. It also aids in relieving fatigue while calming the nervous system.
It is nearly impossible to not feel a sense of fun and joy, which can translate to the bedroom.
How to do it: Lie on your back, bend your knees into your chest and lift your feet toward the ceiling. Separate your knees so that they are near the outside of your ribs.
Bring your arms between your knees and grab your feet from the outside. Press your feet down with your hands to feel a deep hip stretch. Take 10 deep breaths and release.
8. Bound Angle Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
In this pose, people often shed layers of anxiety and tend to feel a natural openness and sense of intimacy.
This can be a very vulnerable position and improves blood flow to the pelvic area immediately. Circulation and increased blood flow are directly linked to higher levels of arousal.
How to do it: Lie on your back and bring the soles of your feet to touch with your knees apart. You may want to place pillows under your knees.
Bring your arms out to the sides and create cactus arms with your palms facing up. Hold this position for 20 breaths.
9. Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Open your hips and find deep relaxation without needing to be crazy flexible.
Your focus should be on resting and breathing throughout the pose, which can help any stress and anxiety melt away.
How to do it: Start by kneeling on the floor. With your big toes touching, widen your knees until they’re around hip-width apart.
Exhale and lean forward. Place your hands in front of you and stretch out, allowing your upper body to relax between your legs.
Relax in this position for 30 seconds to a few minutes.
10. Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Yoga classes usually end in this pose for good reason. It helps you relax and let go of stress. Think of it as a mini-meditation session at the end of your practice that supercharges your feel-good efforts.
How to do it: Lie on your back. Separate your legs and let your toes fall to the sides. Extend your arms by your side and turn your palms up.
Keep your spine long by tucking the tailbone slightly under. Keep your chin slightly pulled in to elongate your neck. Take 5 deep breaths.
Then lie here in a soft breath for at least five minutes feeling every part of your body relaxing.
Other libido boosting buddies
Sexiness is a state of mind and yoga goes a long way in helping you to tap into your highest self, physically, spiritually, and sexually.
However, you should also look at your diet and even consider some libido-boosting supplements to assist your sex drive too.
Also, remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise or supplement regime. At the end of the day, improving your sex life and reducing your stress provides a whole host of health benefits.
We hope you get to relax and enjoy sex even more. Most importantly, don’t take it all too seriously — remember to have fun!