Increase Your Libido With These Simple Yoga Poses
Try this soothing libido boosting yoga practice that will help you find and keep your groove well into your boomer years.
As we move into the Zoomer years, our hormones are downshifting and one area that can really be impacted is our libido. Perhaps the spirit is willing, but… Perhaps it’s that we can’t seem to get into the mood or maybe we can’t truly enjoy the experience when we do finally engage in intimate relations.
Many people enjoy sex well into their elder years, and yet, the sex they have in their later years is more enjoyable than ever! What is their secret?
How Yoga Helps
Relaxation is the key to performance and enjoyment of sex, and Yoga helps us RELAX!
As Mae West says, “Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.” Our Gentle Yoga practice slows us down and brings a sense of awareness and of being in the present moment. This creates a cascade of feel-good chemicals and endorphins.
With our asana practice, the poses bring awareness to, and create balance in the second chakra, the Svadisthana chakra, our energetic center of reproduction, creativity, and flow. We also bring awareness to, and create balance in the fourth chakra, the Anahata chakra, the Heart Centre.
In our practice we lift the perineum, or the pelvic floor, with Mula Bandha, the Root Lock. This is very similar to Kegel exercises, and provides many benefits, including increased blood supply to the area, which increases the thickness of the vaginal wall and encourages lubrication.
The movements and breath in our practice help improve our flexibility, circulation, and our brain functioning, which happens to be the primary organ of sex.
Yoga helps us see others and ourselves as we truly are, and accept each other and ourselves unconditionally. This is Ahimsa in action, the yogic principle of compassion and love.