6 Yoga Poses to Enhance Your Sex Drive
Most of us know of the amazing benefits yoga gives us - things such as mental and physical balance, flexibility, awareness, a healthy body image and glowing self-esteem. But did you know that there are a few poses that enhance your sex drive?!
As women, we go through phases and our hormones are constantly changing, therefore our sex drive is constantly changing! We can crave sex 1 minute, then be turned off the next for no reason at all - it's intensely frustrating on so many levels. So how do you get the intimacy you want/need? How do you enhance your sex drive for yourself and your partner?
These six basic yoga poses will help increase circulation to your pelvic region. This basically means that the circulation wakes up that whole area and becomes more alive, active and ready for action. These poses also have a few additional bonuses - over time they will improve your flexibility, awareness, and self-esteem allowing you to grow and glow at your fullest potential!
Goddess Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Start by laying on your back. Bring the soles of your feet together and slide them toward your pelvic region, while bending your knees out to the sides and allowing them to drop towards floor.
As you breathe in, start to lengthen your spine. Exhale, engage your core and feel the weight of your hips and pelvic region release.
Hold the pose for 10-15 breaths.
Benefits: Not only does this pose stretch the inner thighs and release the hips for motion; it creates a sacred space for you to become open, comfortable with being vulnerable and finding the inner goddess and intimacy in you.
What it does for your sex drive: Goddess Pose engages your libido, allowing blood flow to the pelvic area immediately. Rapid increased blood flow = arousal.
Frog Pose (Mandukasana)
From table top, walk your knees out to the side as wide and as comfortable as your body allows. Start to bring your ankles directly behind your knees and allow your feet to turn out to the sides. Come to your forearms on a block or the ground. Take a few moments to relax and release your hips. Breath in and on your exhale, use your forearms and press your hips back towards the wall until you feel a stretch in your hips and inner thighs.
Breathe here for 3-10 minutes.
Benefits: This pose opens your hips for a wider range of motion and also stretches your inner thighs.
What it does for your sex drive: The benefits of frog pose are very similar to those of Goddess Pose - this stretch is amazing for your libido and brings blood flow to the pelvic floor immediately.
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Start by laying on your back. Lay your palms by your side and start to bend your knees to the ceiling and slide your heels until they come close to or touch your fingertips.
Inhale, press your feet into the ground (keeping your knees hip distance a part) and lift your hips up to the ceiling. If it’s more comfortable for you, try rolling your shoulder blades under your back and clasping your hands together.
Hold here for 10 breaths.
Benefits: Tones glutes, thighs and vaginal muscles.
What it does for your sex drive: Holding a bridge is very similar to doing kegels. Just like kegels, holding bridge tones your vaginal muscles and targets the muscles at the pelvic floor, which can lead to stronger, more controlled orgasms.
Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
The most comfortable way to enter this pose is through three-legged dog (Remember: blocks are always yummy to use under the hip of the bent knee if this feels too intense).
Inhale, bring your breathe into your hips. Exhale, allow your hips to let go and release tension.
Hold here for 10-15 breaths.
Benefits: Pigeon pose is a penetrating stretch, because we store powerful emotions in our hips and shoulders. This pose is great for releasing deep tension and anxiety.
What it does for your sex drive: Pigeon creates more space for motion in your hips and reminds you to focus on your breath and the sensation that it brings to your libido. This enhances your ability to create a sense of sexual intimacy with your partner.
Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
Start by choosing to ground down with one leg while keeping your eyes on a fixed spot to help your balance. Lift the opposite leg up while you start to bend into the knee of the grounded leg. As you start to sit into the pose, continue to lift the opposite leg up and over the grounded bent knee, reaching around for the back of the grounded calf and squeezing your legs together. Then move forward into eagle arms.
Hold for 15-30 seconds.
Benefits: Holding this pose strengthens and stretches your ankles, calves, thighs, hips, shoulders and upper back; it also improves your balance and concentration.
What it does for your sex drive: As your legs are squeezed together, you are blocking blood flow to the cervix. Once you let go of the legs, the blood immediately comes flooding through the cervix causing your hormones to sky rocket (in the best way possible) and preparing the whole area to be more pleasurably sensitive during sex.
Last, but not least - let’s not forget about the all mighty...
Kegels are the most pleasurable posture that can be done anywhere in almost any pose and are directly linked with arousal.
Sit in a comfortable seated position, then contract and release the muscles of your pubic area as if you want to stop a flow of urine. You want to bring your focus to both the squeezing and release of the muscle.
Kegels can be done at any desired speed. Experts recommend doing this exercise at least 3 times per week to feel the full sexual benefits. Remember, you don’t want a strong PC muscle, per se: you want a flexible one.
Benefits: Mind-blowing orgasms.
Know of any other yoga poses that enhance sex drive? Let us know in the comments below!