Yoga Poses will Improve Your Sex Life
4 BRIDGE POSE.
Bridge pose “opens the chest and upper back, increasing circulation and respiration,” says Landes. It also opens and stretches the pelvic region and tones the legs, as “squeezing your glutes together helps to improve ejaculation and blood flow in the genital area,” Pohlman says.
Lie on your back and rest your arms at your sides, palms facing up. Bend your knees and plant your feet hip-width apart, no more than a few inches away from glutes. Tighten your abs and engage the core as you prepare to lift your hips. “On an exhale, lift your hips slowly but firmly away from the floor. Squeeze the hips, glutes, and core to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Reach your tailbone toward your knees to lengthen the spine,” Pohlman says. Hold the posture, inhaling as you lift your hips higher, and exhaling as you tighten your core. Hold for 30-120 seconds, for one to two sets.
5 STANDING BOW.
“This is a great balancing exercise to increase hip mobility, stretch your chest and shoulders, and strengthen the spine. The combination of stretching and strengthening the core is great for endurance and engaging the pelvic floor,” says Pohlman.
Stand in Mountain Pose, with your big toes touching and your heels about 1 inch apart. Face your palms forward to open the chest. Lift your left foot, bend the leg behind you, and squeeze the leg to pull heel towards glutes, he says.
“Reach back with your left hand and grasp the inside of your left foot. Extend your right arm straight up. Press into the floor with your right foot. Inhale as you lengthen your body and reach fingertips higher. Exhale as you press your left foot firmly into your left hand, using this force to stretch the left hip flexors,” he says.
Hold the posture, inhaling as you lengthen the torso and exhaling as you press deeper. Hold for 30-60 seconds, for one to two sets. Repeat on the other side.
6 LOCUST POSE.
Lie on your stomach. Rest your arms at your sides, palms facing down, and straighten the legs. Engage your core and thighs, and rotate your thighs inward so your toes touch the floor.
“Inhale as you lift your legs, arms, and chest away from the floor, and exhale to lengthen your body, pressing toes further back and head further up. Completely engage core and hips. Squeeze thighs to lock knees, and press the toes back as far as you can, making legs as long as possible. Squeeze arms toward each other to engage the mid-back and open the chest,” Pohlman says.
Hold the posture, inhaling to lift higher and increase arch, and exhaling to create more length from toes to head. Hold for 30 – 60 seconds for one to two sets.