7 Yoga Poses for Better Sex (That Actually Work Beyond the Mat)
We all know that Yoga is great for us. When we consistently do Yoga we feel great in body, mind, and soul. And yet, for many people, it’s hard to get on the mat and practice. So if you need some more motivation, how about the fact that Yoga can vastly improve your sex? There are Yoga Poses for better sex!
I’m not gonna lie – there are other articles out there with this exact same title. What will set this one apart is that the other articles are focusing entirely upon the physical body – yoga asana/pose that stretch you and increase your flexibility, therefore allowing for different sexual positions, etc. While flexibility is not a complete non-factor in great sex, in my experience it is not very high on the list of attributes that makes for amazing lovemaking either. Rather I would suggest that vitality, presence, the ability to let go, having an open heart and a clear mind and a mastery of one’s sexual energy are all much more important components.
The following Yoga poses, done consistently, will offer all of that, and can be done as stand-alone poses or together in a sequence. To do them as a sequence simply add a warm up, perhaps a few rounds of Sun Salutations, and you’re good to go.
The 7 best Yoga Poses for better sex
1. Bhadrasana / Throne Pose
How to Perform
Sit with the soles of the feet touching, with the feet as close to your body as is possible, and your knees as close to the ground as you can. Grasp the big toes and straighten your spine.
Focus your mind on the area of the pelvic floor, especially the perineum. Imagine this area receiving energy from the Earth, and powering your entire body.
Hold for 2-3 minutes as you begin, each week increase by 1 minute
- Activates Muladhara Chakra – the Root Chakra, confers vitality and stamina.
- Balances Apana Vayu – the tendency for energy to expels things from the body. Balancing this vayu will allow men to resist the urge to ejaculate, allowing for longer lovemaking sessions.
- Strengthens the pelvic floor.
How to Perform
Sit on your knees, and then separate the knees to hip distance apart, and move your feet entirely out from beneath you, so you are sitting on the ground between your heels. You may need to sit on a cushion depending on the flexibility of your knees and hips.
Focus your mind on the genitals, imagining the energy in this area magnifying. As that energy magnifies your pleasure increases and bring awareness to that pleasure.
Hold for 3-4 minutes as you begin, each week increase by 1 minute.
Note: It is not uncommon for people, especially women, to have orgasms in this posture.
- Activates Svadisthana Chakra – the chakra associated with sexual desire.
- Magnifies and refines the sexual energy.
- Brings awareness of, and allows control over, the sexual energy.
with love and gratitude,