Good sex, like good yoga, is all about presence; about dropping into the moment and indulging in the sensations that arise. Celebrity-adored yogi (and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's best friend) Claire Grieve wants to help her clients tune in to those benefits through a fun yoga flow designed to enhance things in the bedroom. Try out this simple sequence and discover the mind-body magic of yoga for better sex...
You may have heard that yoga can improve your sex life by making you flexible, adding the possibility for all kinds of interesting positions in the bedroom. This is definitely true, but yoga’s benefits extend much further. A regular yoga practice can help you build strength and energy, which can help to make your sex sessions longer and more intense.
A regular practice can also help you keep stress at bay, which can make you a less inhibited and more present lover. The meditative component of your yoga practice will allow you to be totally present both with your partner and with what is happening in your body. One of the absolute best things that yoga can do for your sex life is make you more confident about your body. The more confidence you exude, the better your time in the bedroom.
There are also energetic benefits that yoga can bring to the bedroom. Yoga can help to bring a flow of energy to your sacral chakra—the chakra that guides both sex and creativity. Increased energy in this chakra can mean increased pleasure and ease.
Simlpe Yoga For Better Sex
This is just one flow that can bring more awareness and strength into the bedroom, but you can practice yoga for sex in your daily life too. Begin to bring your attention to what makes your body feel good and to what makes you feel sexy and confident. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a yoga class or simply walking down the street. Once you begin to notice this energy, you can bring it back to the bedroom—and you might be surprised by how your sex life improves!
Here is a yoga flow to get you ready for a steamy session in the bedroom:
Cat-Cow | This pose can warm up your spine and activate your energy centers, including your sacral chakra.
How-to: Start on all fours. On an inhale, arch your back, lift your chin and open your chest. On an exhale, look back towards your belly button and curve your spine.
Downward Facing Dog | This pose can help you release tension in the back of your legs and lower back, helping to give you more flexibility and mobility in the bedroom.
How-to: Starting on all fours, bend your toes under and lift your hips up to the sky. Activate your arms and press your heels firmly towards the ground. Relax your head and neck and gaze back towards your feet. Breathe deeply for at least 60 seconds.
Warrior 3 | This pose will fire up the energy in your entire body getting you ready to go into an intense session between the sheets. This pose can also help clear any energy blockages that you may have and allow for new energy to flow through your body.
How-to: Square your hips and start in Crescent pose. Engage the core as you begin to lean forward. Keep extending your arms parallel and actively reach as you lift the back leg and flex the foot as if your pressing into an imaginary wall. Stretch through your whole body and keep your gaze a few feet in front of you. Remember to breath and hold for 30 seconds.
Chair Pose | Another full body strengthening pose, Chair Pose will help you feel both grounded and energized. It will activate energy in every corner of your body, to help make your sexscapades a full body experience.
How-to: Inhale and raise your arms up to the sky, allowing your shoulders to relax away from your ears. As you exhale, start to bend your knees and lower your hips down as if you are sitting in a chair. Lower your hips as much as possible, shifting your weight into your heels. Lengthen your lower back and lift up through your heart. Hold for up to 1 minute.
Crow Pose | Practicing Crow Pose can help you build balance, strength and fiery energy. Focus on activating your sacral chakra during this pose to bring more fire into your sex life.
How-to: Bend your knees and lower down into a squat. Place your hands on the ground, shoulder-width apart with your fingers spread wide. Keeping your feet close together, place your knees on your upper arms. Keep your gaze forward as you activate your core and begin to lean forward lifting one foot at a time towards your tush. Touch your toes together, draw your belly in, breath and hold this challenging pose for 30 to 60 seconds.
Goddess Squat | This is a lower-body strengthening pose that promotes balance, concentration and focus. It can also stimulate energy and blood flow to your pelvic region.
How-to: Start in Mountain Pose. Step your feet wide and point your toes to the corner of the mat. As you exhale, bend your knees over your toes coming into a squat. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor. Extend your arms to the side, bending at a 90-degree angle, elbows in line with your shoulders. Tuck your tailbone and engage your core. Hold this pose for 10 breaths.
Pigeon Pose | This pose provides a deep release for your hips. Not only does this help you with flexibility, the hips are also thought to hold onto emotions. This pose can help you clear old emotions to make way for a fresh, new love.
How-to: Starting in Downward Facing Dog, bring your right knee forward and place it in line with your right hand. Your shin should be parallel with the front of your mat. Extend your left leg back and rest your knee and the top of your foot on the ground. Square your hips and fold forward resting your forehead on your hands. Hold for 2 to 5 minutes on each side.
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