International Day of Yoga 2019: Here's How Yoga Can Improve Your Sex LifeJune 21, 2019 17:45
More and more people are uncovering the benefits of practicing yoga, but what many doesn’t know is yoga can bring energy to the bedroom as well.
According to experts, since stress plays a major role in sexual life, yoga can be a solution to improve sex life if done under proper guidance. The rise in stress levels can have negative effects on the body consequently reducing sexual desire.
One’s mind can turn tranquil with practicing yoga making the process of cerebral tissue oxygenation occur in deepest of human tissues that send micro-nutrients and blood supply to the minute parts of our brain and the genitals.
"Daily stress, smoking, alcohol, and excess sugar intake - all hamper sexual performance in both men and women to a great extent. Yoga calms the mind and helps increase blood flow to the private parts," one of the nation's top sexologist, Prakash Kothari, told IANS.
Kothari advises two yoga postures to his patients - Shavasana (corpse) and Vajrasana (kneeling).
While Shavasana leaves you in a state of rejuvenation, reducing anxiety, blood pressure, and insomnia, Vajrasana makes the body exceptionally healthy and strong. "Vajrasana also helps in digestion which is key to good health and increases the flow of blood to the whole body," said Kothari, founder-adviser of the World Association of Sexual Health (WAS).
The New Delhi-based yoga expert Anjali Sharma said that yoga can improve your interpersonal relations and sexual functions as a whole. "Yogic practices help in reducing stress and anxiety, which are wearing you down mentally. It helps to reduce fatigue and improving muscle strength. Yogasanas help in increasing the pelvic and back muscle strength as well," Sharma told IANS.
"Yoga teaches you to have a sound body and mind, which has a positive effect on all your functions including sexual functions," she added.
Yoga poses which are helpful includes Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, Setu Bandhasana, Balasana, Padmasana, Badha Konasana, Kandharasna, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Titali Asana, Marjaryasana, and Kapalabhatti Kriya (in a controlled way).
"Yoga boosts your stamina, increases your flexibility. So we can say that the connection between yoga and better sex life is promising," Sharma said.
"As it calms the mind, yoga improves the dialogue between the two individuals that leads to intimacy in the bedroom, and beyond,"Jyoti Kapoor Madan, senior consultant (Psychiatry) at Gurgaon's Paras Hospitals, told IANS.
By Sowmya Sangam