Recently, I came across a video on YouTube. The title of the video is quite telling: Yoga for Sex: Exercises for Harder, Stronger Erections (BE STRONG LIKE BULL!)
Let’s look at the video before discussion:
I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow in skepticism. Apart from the obvious click-bait title, I guess what most people wanted to know was: Is there any truth to this? Can yoga, actually, give you harder, stronger erections?
It’s a question that comes up more often than you would think. My friend had a private client asking him to teach a class that would make his penis bigger. Another client wanted to know about breathing exercises that could help to sustain his erections. Ever so often, he get asked about yoga positions to have sex in… well, that’s another column for another time. My friend is a yoga teacher by the way.
The short answer to the big question is — it depends.
As a mindfulness practice, yoga can help you to relax. Therefore, allowing you to feel less anxious and therefore perform more admirably in the bedroom. Pelvic exercises, such as the ones shown in the YouTube video, can strengthen your perineum muscles, which support erectile rigidity. Better control over these muscles in your pelvis may also aid in erectile dysfunction, such as delaying premature ejaculations.
Aside from having stronger and harder erections, another way to think about this is that yoga poses designed to strengthen and improve endurance can make you a better lover. While it may not directly impact your erections, your general fitness makes a considerable difference in the quality of the sex you’re having. Though, one could argue other fitness modalities offer the same rewards.
Then, of course, there is the flexibility. Yoga is one of the most effective ways to gain flexibility. That may give you access to more options when you’re trying to be creative in bed.
Relationship between yoga and better sex is not quite direct but it exist
All that said, however, the relationship between yoga and better sex isn’t quite that direct. If the reasons for your erectile dismay is medical in nature, a blue pill is going to be a lot more helpful.
Ultimately, the path of yoga leads to greater awareness of not just the body, but the mind. And the mind is is where a regular yoga practice may prove to be your best bet to becoming a Don Juan in the sheets.
After all, don’t they say, the sexiest organ is not the penis, but the brain? Eh, sort of…
Yoga Poses To Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Yoga is known to improve your testosterone levels and increase your blood flow to your pelvic region, helping you beat erectile dysfunction
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? If you feel embarrassed, don’t. It is a dysfunction wherein a man develops inability to maintain or develop an erection during sexual intercourse. Yoga can help you in this regard. There are several types of yoga techniques that improve the testosterone levels in men. At the same time, they enhance the blood flow to the pelvic region, which beats erectile dysfunction.
Take a look at the following yoga asanas that can help you overcome erectile dysfunction:
This is also called as seated forward bend. It improves your endurance by strengthening your perennial muscles (they support erectile rigidity). It will beat erectile dysfunction and delay ejaculation by contracting the same muscles just before your orgasm.
- Sit straight and keep your legs together and then stretch.
- Put your feet pointing towards the ceiling.
- After breathing in, stretch both the arms in upwards direction.
- Breathe out and bend yourself towards the toes and keep your spine erect.
- Hold the big toe of your feet along with the index finger and thumb.
- Now bend forward in a way that your forehand touches the knees.
- Hold onto this position for approximately 10 to 20 seconds
- Slowly come back to your sitting position.
This asana is also called as plank pose and it helps in improving endurance and stamina in your bedroom. If it is practiced regularly then you may experience difference in stamina and overall upper body strength during sex.
- Lay flat with your stomach on the floor.
- Keep hands by the sides of your face
- Bend your feet in a way that the toes should push off the ground.
- Push your body with hands and raise the buttocks in the air.
- The legs should stay parallel with the floor.
- Stay in this position as much as you can.
- Slowly get back to your normal position.
This yoga posture is also called as raised legs pose. It helps in providing an intense workout. Also, it engages the quads and glutes, which help you to stay longer in the missionary position. It also stretches your psoas (muscles that are located on either side of the lumbar region of the vertebral column) and hip flexor muscles(muscles that permit you to bend the knees) which can enhance energy and blood flow to the pelvic region and beat erectile dysfunction.
- Lay flat on your back.
- Keep your hands by the sides.
- Place the heels together.
- As you breathe in, lift up your legs to make a 30 degree angle
- Now slightly lift your head off the ground as you do the above.
- Stay at this position for a few breaths.
- Slowly get back your legs on the floor.
- Inhale and raise your legs so that you make a 60-degree angle this time.
- Stay at this position for some time like a few seconds.
- Lower down your legs back to the floor.
This is also called as boat pose and it stimulatesthe sexual hormones. If you do not feel sexual energy then this pose shall help in flowing the energy smoothly. This asana strengthens thebuttocks, hips, and thigh muscles. This also strengthens the pelvic muscles which can help you to stay longer in bed.
- Lie down flat
- Keep your arms beside your body and feet together.
- Inhale and exhale
- Lift your chest off the floor.
- Lift your feet off the ground at the same time.
- Keep your arms straight when you are doing this.
- Hold on for 5 to 10 breaths.
- Exhale slowly and come back to your normal position.
That would be all for now folks. Generally, yoga can help you with maintaining your overall health. It is known that people with good physical health tend to have good mental health. In any case, exercising some will bring positive change. Particularly if you are forced in (another) lock-down.