7 Major Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life Between The Sheets

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Have you ever wondered why people who practice yoga regularly always seem so relaxed and happy? It could be because they’ve found their true calling or because they’ve reached a permanent state of mindfulness. Or—now, hear me out—it could be because they have a bangin’ sex life (no pun intended).

Yeah, that’s right. Yoga has a legit connection to the quality of your sex life and can really up your game under the covers. 

You’re probably thinking, “How can twisting my body into unnatural shapes make me better at sex?” Well, while most yoga positions aren’t exactly erotic, practicing them consistently can reconnect you to your body, therefore bringing you more pleasure in bed.

Here's how!

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Yoga Helps You Be In The Moment

Stress and anxiety are mega boner-killers, especially for women. If your mind is focused on that project you haven't finished or those bills you still owe, there's no way you'll enjoy getting it on. Yoga, as studies show, can help decrease stress and anxiety, allowing you to feel more present and be in the moment. In other words, yoga lets you turn off your brain and focus your energy on your partner.

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Yoga Strengthens The Right Muscles

Certain yoga poses can really help to open your hips and strengthen muscles around the pelvis, especially the pelvic floor. And for ladies, having a strong pelvic floor can lead you to better orgasms. Plus, downward-facing dog, plank, chaturanga and many more positions can strengthen your core, which is incredible useful for stamina in the sheets.

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Yoga Increases Flexibility

We all know yoga makes you more flexible, and being flexible is sexy. It helps you explore the infinite spectrum of sex positions in and out of the bedroom. But, flexibility also helps prevent you from pulling a muscle or hurting yourself during said exploration. Pulling something in the middle of intercourse is incredibly unsexy.

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Yoga Can Enhance Your Senses

Yoga does some mysterious and magical things for your mind. It can enhance your senses, giving you the ability to zero in on a specific sensation and boost it up to maximum intensity. Basically, it can take you from "om" to "OMG!"

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Yoga Helps You Listen And Respond To Your Body

In yoga practice, you learn to channel your body's needs. If your body says no, you back off and if your body says yes, you dive deeper. People aren't robots. So, listening and responding to your body rather than going through the motions can intensify your movements and your reactions to them.

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Yoga Gives You Body Confidence

Yoga helps you to feel at home in your own body, not to mention the time and effort you give really whips you into shape. You'll be proud of the work you put in and it will reflect through your sex life, allowing you to feel more confident in how you look and more comfortable trying new things.

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Yoga Can Even Increase Your Libido

And if the previous six reasons aren't enough, here's the kicker: yoga can do wonders for your libido. Many yoga poses increase circulation, especially in the pelvic region. This increased blood flow brings more energy and vitality, boosting your desire to bump and grind.

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CHRISTINA BUFF

Christina is a writer, editor, creator, and workaholic from Maryland with an encyclopedic knowledge of How I Met Your Mother. She’d rather be at a Phish show. Catch up with her on her site Touch Infinity.

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