Yoga for Sex: 15-Minute Yoga Workout to Boost Your Libido

Today, yoga lovers are finding that more time on the mat means more time spent revelling in their newly toned bodies. While yoga moves like Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha Halasana, Matsyasana and Viprita Karani Sarvangasana Sirhasana are some postures that help in better sexual performance, we have a few more, easy-to- do yoga positions that will help you have a great sex life.

You can do all of these or just choose the top three yoga positions for a single session that will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated.

Yoga Poses for Better Sex

Mula Bandha – The Indian Alternative to Kegel Exercises

Contract and then release the pubococcygeus muscle located between the pubic bone and the tailbone, as if you wanted to stop the flow of urine. You can even do this at your desk, say, 10 times at three workday intervals.

Benefits:

This is yoga for sex that can be practiced just about anytime and anywhere, and is one of the most important postures for a great orgasm.

Viparita Karani – Put Your Feet Up

Lie on the floor and put your legs against the wall. Focus on breathing properly. Do the deep breathing yoga technique where you inhale the air through your nose and exhale it out of your mouth.

Benefits:

This exercise will help you feel re-energised and you will be able to enjoy sex without feeling tired. In addition, it will help to heighten the sensations and improve sex by making it hotter.

Vrikshasana – Strength like a Tree

'Vriksha' means tree in Sanskrit. In this asana, the body stays upright like a tree. This is also called Ardha Chandrasana.

- Stand straight and keep both your legs together
- With the right hand lift your right foot and keep the right heel pressed against the right hip so that the toes point downwards.
- Balance the body in this position, then bring both the palms together in the middle of Skandh Chakra is the Indian translation for Shoulder Socket Rotation pose. This asana has two variations.
- Stay in this position as long as you can then reverse all the steps to the standing position and repeat on the other side. Do it five times on both the sides.

Benefits:

This is a great example of yoga sex as it strengthens the muscles of the legs and relieves stiffness of joints. The added flexibility is one of the added benefits of yoga so you have an ultimate mind-body experience.

Shoulder Socket Rotation – A Top Tennis Technique to the Rescue

Skandh Chakra is the Indian translation for Shoulder Socket Rotation pose. This asana has two variations.

Variation I:

- Remain in Sukhasana or comfortable cross legged pose.
- Keep your spinal cord and neck straight.
- Keep your eyes open.
- Breathe slow and rhythmic.
- Stretch your arms forward to shoulder level.
- Keep your palms straight and open towards the ceiling with straight fingers.
- Bend both the elbows and stretch your palms face ward.
- Try to touch your shoulder with your palms, keeping your palms facing your shoulder.
- Keeping your fingers on the shoulder, rotate the hand in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction. Do this exercise ten times.
- Now straighten your hand at the elbow and repeat ten times.
- Bring back your hands to the original position.

Variation II:

- Remain in Sukhasana
- Stretch both your arms sideways, keeping them at shoulder-level with your palms facing the ceiling.
- Bend your elbows and touch the shoulder with your fingers.
- Keeping your fingers on the shoulder, rotate the hand in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction, then place your hands back in the original position. Repeat this ten times.
- Inhale and stretch your arms then exhale and bend your elbows.
- Focus on the arms and elbows and go back to the primary position.

Benefits:

A yoga workout that strengthens the shoulders and is a favorite among tennis pros to ease muscle strain. This yoga asana improves flexibility of the joint and builds your upper body strength so you feel more supple and sexier.

Yoga Nidra – Find Your Sexual Center

Yoga Nidra brings incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight.

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, all while staying awake. While Yoga Nidra is a state that is very relaxing, it is also used by Yogis to purify themselves.

- Lie on your back, in Shavasana, the corpse posture. Lie in such a way that your spine is aligned, and your feet and arms are a comfortable distance to your sides. It is best to have a thin pillow under your head and a shawl or blanket over your body for comfort.
- Allow your attention to move through your head and face, including the top of the head, forehead, eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones and nostrils.
- Be aware of the breath at the nostrils, and continue to survey your mouth, jaw and chin.
- Next, survey the neck and throat, shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers, and fingertips.
- Feel as though you are inhaling from the tips of the fingers up to the shoulders, and then exhaling back to the fingertips. Do this several times.
- Move your attention from the fingers, back through the hands, wrists, lower arms, upper arms, shoulders, upper back and chest.
- Concentrate at the center of the chest, and exhale and inhale completely several times.
- Be aware of your stomach, abdomen, lower back, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, feet, and toes.
- Exhale as if your whole body is exhaling, and inhale as if your whole body is inhaling. As you exhale, let go of all tension, worries, and anxieties. Inhale as if you are inhaling new energy, peace and relaxation. Exhale and inhale several times.
- Move your attention from your toes to the feet, ankles, calves, thighs, knees, hips, lower back, abdomen, stomach and chest.
- Concentrate at the center of the chest, and exhale and inhale completely several times.
- Survey the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, lower arms, wrists, hands, fingers, and fingertips.
- Feel as though you are inhaling from the tips of the fingers up to the shoulders, and then exhaling back to the fingertips. Do this several times.
- Move your attention from the fingers, back through the hands, wrists, lower arms, upper arms, shoulders, neck, throat, chin, jaw, mouth, and nostrils.
- Be aware of the breath at the nostrils for several breaths.
- Move your attention to the cheekbones, eyes, eyebrows, forehead and the top of the head.
- For about one minute, allow your attention to be aware of the smooth, slow, serene flow of the breath. Let your mind make a gentle, conscious effort to guide the breath so that it is smooth, calm, deep, and without any noise or jerkiness.

Benefits:

Many sexual problems actually stem from the mind rather than the body. Stress and anxiety can affect your sexual performance and this is a meditation technique that can decrease tension to boost sexual vigor.

Siddhasana – It’s All About Achieving Perfection

While doing this asana, one must not force the body. Be aware of the feelings that the posture develops in various parts of the body. Let the mind move with the natural movement of the body.

- Place the left heel at the anus, the terminal opening of the alimentary canal or digestive tube.
- Keep the right heel on the root of the generative organ.
- The knees and the heels should lie upon each other.
- The hands must be placed on either sole of the feet.
- Keep the eyes half closed.

Benefits:

One of the best natural remedies for wet dreams, this asana strengthens the mind while bringing concentration and clarity.

Hastapadasana – Get Ahead of the Curve

Hastapadasana is also known as Standing Forward Bend Posture. It is an easy and effective yoga pose.

- Stand straight.
- Bring your arms overhead while inhaling.
- Bend forward, and down towards your feet while exhaling.
- Try to make your fingers touch the floor, your toes, or as low as you can go on your legs.
- Hold the position for 20-30 seconds.
- While inhaling slowly, come to the standing position with your arms overhead.
- Bring your hands down while exhaling.

Benefits:

This yoga pose is for those who want to get curvier. Not only is it great for weight loss but also helps with hair loss. It’s just the thing for good sex as it strengthens the back muscles and soothes the nervous system.

Cow Stretch – Get on All Fours!

It is called Gomukhasana or "cow-face" because in this pose the lower limbs resemble the face of a cow. The knees with a gap in between look like the mouth. The shin looks like the side of the face, and the feet look like the ears of the cow.

- Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose), then bend your knees and put your feet on the floor.
- Slide your left foot under the right knee to the outside of the right hip, then cross your right leg over the left, stacking the right knee on top of the left, and bring your right foot to the outside of the left hip.
- Try to position your heels equidistant from the hips. With the right leg on top you will have to pull the right heel closer to the left hip. Sit evenly on the sitting bones.
- Inhale and stretch your right arm straight out to the right, parallel to the floor.
- Rotate your arm inwards; the thumb will turn first toward the floor, then point toward the wall behind you, with your palms facing the ceiling. This movement will roll your right shoulder slightly up and forward, and round your upper back.
- With a full exhalation, sweep the arm behind your torso and tuck the forearm in the hollow of your lower back, parallel to your waist, with the right elbow against the right side of your torso.
- Roll the shoulder back and down, then work the forearm up your back until it is parallel to your spine. The back of your hand will be between your shoulder blades. See that your right elbow doesn't slip away from the right side of your torso.
- Now inhale and stretch your left arm straight forward, pointing toward the opposite wall, parallel to the floor.
- Turn the palm up and with another inhalation; stretch the arm straight up toward the ceiling with your palm turned back.
- Lift actively through your left arm, then with an exhalation, bend the elbow and reach down for the right hand. If possible, hook the right and left fingers.
- Lift the left elbow toward the ceiling and from the back armpit; descend the right elbow toward the floor. Firm your shoulder blades against your back ribs and lift your chest.
- Try to keep the left arm right by the left side of your head.
- Stay in this pose for about 1 minute.
- Release the arms, uncross the legs, and repeat with the arms and legs reversed. Remember that whichever leg is on top, the same-side arm is lower.

Benefits:

This is one of the best stretches for sex (along with the Cat Pose) as it induces deep relaxation. It stimulates sexual function by relieving tension coiled in the neck, shoulders, lower back, buttocks and the knees.