Most of us know amazing benefits yoga gives us. Things such as mental and physical balance, flexibility, awareness, a healthy body image and self-esteem. But did you know that there are a few poses that are great to amp your sex drive?!
Amazing – I know.
How come not many Yogis talk about this? Or these magical poses that any female can do to make you crave sex with their partner?
My guess is, they don’t want to share their secrets.
As women, we go through phases and our hormones are constantly changing, our sex drive is constantly changing. Maybe you’ve been with your partner for a while and because you’re comfortable with them, it’s a little harder for you to get turned on – and it’s not because you’re not sexually attracted to your partner; I’m sure you are. It’s just our hormones are fcuked. We can crave sex 1 minute, then be turned off the next for no reason and it can be intensely frustrating on so many levels. So how do you get the intimacy you want/need? How do you up your sex drive for yourself and your partner?
Basic Yoga Poses.
These six poses will help increase circulation to our pelvic region. This basically means that the circulation wakes up that whole area and becomes more alive, active and ready for some action. These poses also have a few additional bonuses- over time they also improve your flexibility, awareness, and self-esteem allowing you grow and glow at your fullest potential. Time to work your libido:
Goddess Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Start by laying on your back. Bring the soles of your feet together, 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 the spine. Exhale, engage the core and feel the weight of your hips and pelvic region release.
Hold 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 find 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. As you feel this happens, my suggestion to you is to start thinking of your partner in the most desiring ways to keep the sensation.
Frog Pose (Mandukasana)
From table top, walk the 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, 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 our hips for a wider range of motion and also stretches out inner thighs.
What it does for your sex drive: The benefits of frog pose are very similar to those in Goddess Pose. The stretch is amazing for our libido and brings blood flow to our pelvic floor immediately.
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
Start by laying on your back. Lay your palms by your side and start 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 gluts, thighs and vaginal muscles.
What it does for your sex drive: Holding a bridge is very similar to doing Kegels. Just like Kegels, doing bridge tones your vaginal muscles and targets the muscles at the pelvic floor, which can lead to stronger, more controlled orgasms.
Pigeon Pose Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
The best and most comfortable way to enter this pose is through three-legged dog (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 breathes.
Benefits: Pigeon pose is a penetrating stretch for various of reasons. Most of the time we enter this pose and we immediately feel powerful emotions; that’s because we store all of them in our hips and shoulders. This pose is great for releasing deep tension and anxiety.
What it does for your sex drive: Creates more space for motion in your hips; a reminder 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 spot on the wall (this will 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 squeezing your legs together. Then move forward into eagle arms.
Hold for 15-30 seconds
Benefits: Holding this strengthens and stretches the ankles, calves, thighs, hips, shoulders and upper back as well as improves balance and concentration.
What it can do for your sex drive: Eagle is a bundle of sexiness in itself. As you’re squeezing the body together, the legs 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; preparing the whole area to be more pleasurable sensitive during sex.
And let’s not forget about the all mighty ..
Kegals are the most pleasurable posture that can be done anywhere in almost in pose and they are directly linked with arousal.
I recommend doing it in a comfortable seated positon. It involves contracting and releasing the muscles of your pubic area as if you want to stop the flow or urine. You want to bring your focus to both the squeezing and release of the muscle.
Kegals can be done at any desired speed. Experts recommend doing exercise at least 3 times a 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.