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Seven Yoga Poses for Superior Sex
Both yoga and sex are magnificent mind-body experiences, so it should come as no surprise that yoga poses can be used to increase sexual pleasure. In fact Ellen Barret, author of the book "Sexy Yoga" says, "Not only is yoga an amazing stress reliever, but certain postures improve flexibility, increase blood flow, and open your heart-all of which are necessary for a hot sex life." In addition, yoga emphasizes living solely in the existing moment. Researchers have said that many females feel that they have a difficult time staying focused, which is one reason why sex might become dull and emotionless. When you want to improve things in the bedroom, try these top seven yoga poses for superior sex.
The cobra pose opens the heart. Barret says, "Love, energy, and breath come from your heart chakra, and this pose indirectly connects to sexual intimacy." Cobra is also a stimulating pose that is great for couples that are too exhausted to get intimate.
The tree pose requires balance, forcing you to concentrate on one thing. This asana can help women and men learn to slow down and enjoy each moment as it comes.
The bridge pose provides a superior stretch to the hips and acts as a natural tension tamer by releasing stress.
The shoulder stand allows more blood to flow to the hips and brain, providing the body with an all natural, immediate boost of energy. "You're also physically looking at your hips," tells Barret. This allows you to remember that you are a physical and sexual being, putting it at the forefront of your mind.
Some people mistakenly feel that savasana is a simple yoga pose. This couldn't be further from the truth since it is the most difficult asana to master. It is so difficult to become skilled at savasana because you have to focus solely on the moment without letting your thoughts go rampant.
The plank pose builds self-assurance and strength. It tightens the abdominal muscles, making you look and feel more sexy and attractive.
Downward-facing dog is a very peaceful pose, and Burnett says, "This is a great presex pose. It slowly warms up your body and helps you tune into the moment."
Now you have seven yoga poses that are capable of putting you in seventh heaven. Enjoy!
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Rebecca completed courses in Medical Terminology, Administrative Medical Assisting, and Coding and Billing. She is recognized by the National Healthcareer Association as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) and Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). In addition, Rebecca is a former gymnast and is avid about yoga, swimming and other athletic activities. Follow her on Twitter @RebeccaBardelli.
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