Yoga is believed to have originated in India, nowadays reaching the entire world and becoming more and more popular. It can be either done from the comfort of your home or you can take yoga classes and have a trainer answer all your questions and teach you everything you need to know. For beginners, this is believed to be the best option, however, nowadays there are many online classes too and not finding the time for it should really no longer be an excuse.
What is yoga?
The word “yoga” is translated “to controlling and uniting”. What is hereby meant mostly is that with yoga, you will be able to control your body and its movements. It also has great spiritual meaning and can also be used to meditate, relax and gain control over your own mind and thoughts.
There are different types of yoga, some of which might require the use of yoga props, however, it is an all-in-all exercise that can be done using your own bodyweight only. Some of these props can be straps, yoga balls, blocks, bricks or bolsters. Some believe yoga to be too difficult or impossible to do, however, yoga is an exercise that can be done by people of any age, size or weight.
The main benefits of yoga
Yoga believed to be beneficial to your health and to improve your general well-being. It has been proven to improve your posture, to help with lung capacity, flexibility, it gives you a better balance, helps to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight and is known to even improve the way your brain functions. This is only a small list of the benefits that yoga has. All the benefits that yoga provides are a good reason for many to start taking classes or simply doing yoga exercises.
Another good reason that has turned many to become passionate about yoga is that it improves your sex life as well! In fact, all types of exercises do. They help you have more energy and increase your self-esteem. However, with yoga, there are hidden benefits to your sex life that no other exercise type can achieve!
How does yoga improve your overall health?
When doing yoga, all muscles of the body are involved and being trained. By all muscles is meant that it even trains the muscle that helps you urinate, as well as the sphincter muscle. This is similar to doing the Kegel exercise. Kegel exercises are a great way of training that muscle and are believed to give you much stronger orgasms. While yoga does a lot for you physically, it is to always be remembered that improves your mental health greatly as well. One way of this improvement works wonders for your sex life as well.
The relation between yoga and sex
A big deal about yoga is that you have to be present at the moment. You will be aware of your body at all times and its movements. Once you start doing yoga, you will notice that there are parts of your body you haven´t paid any attention to. During sex, this will allow you to feel more and be more in the moment. You won´t worry about all the things that might have made you uncomfortable so far, such as the way your body looks or the sounds that you are making. With a free in-the-moment state of mind, you will start enjoying your partner more than ever before!
As mentioned before, exercises and yoga, in particular, will increase your self-esteem and allow you to feel more confident about yourself. If you are feeling good and loving the way you look, you will notice a drastic change in your sex life too. Feeling sexy results to better sex, it is that simple. Don´t forget about all the positions that yoga teaches you. Increasing your flexibility, the more yoga you do, the more positions will your body be able to do. You will be able to touch your toes and wrap your legs behind your head and all this extra flexibility can be of good use in the bedroom too. There are endless positions that you can try out with your partner. If you were worried about them looking too difficult or you not being able to perform them, yoga will show you what your body is all capable of.
A major problem that many face and that greatly interfere with sex life is energy. After a long day at work, stress over children you might have and in general, obligations you have to tend to every day might leave you or your partner want to only get rest once at home. Throughout the world, especially married couples, deal with this problem and are left frustrated about not being able to have as much sex as before, due to the lack of energy. If you start finding time to exercise and do yoga, you will soon notice that even after a day full of obligations, you will still have enough and more than enough energy left to get physical with your partner.
Yoga also improves sleep, additionally working towards more energy. If you are getting enough and quality sleep, you will feel more rested in the morning and be able to go through with your daily activates more relaxed. Some women also face problems with their sex life due to their pelvic pain during menstruation and heavy symptoms of PMS. Feeling bloated is definitely not sexy and feeling cranky won´t lead to a fun night in the bedroom.
Studies have shown, that women who experience heavy bleedings, cramping, and an overall discomfort before getting their period, have less sex or enjoy it less than women who don’t. If you or your partner is affected by this, yoga is a good way to go! Studies show that after practicing yoga for a half a year, regularly, these women have less of these symptoms, not as heavy bleedings and are mentally not as affected by the hormones that are released during ovulation.