Yoga is all about energy. With every move and breath, you can connect with those forces. Why not use it to boost sexual energy?
This can enhance your connection with a partner. Of course, there are other things to consider. Physical health and emotions also count.
With yoga, you can lift your sexual energy. Focus on poses that involve the pelvis and groin. It also helps to improve circulation by paying attention to your breathing.
Need some inspiration? Spark your sexual vitality with these five yoga poses.
1. Seated Forward Bend Pose
Seated forward bend or Paschimottanasana is super easy. This one is great if you’re just starting out. The stretch stems out of your pelvis, helping loosen up the tension. You’ll also get an amazing stretch.
- Sit down with your legs extended in front of you. Place them side by side.
- From the hips, hinge your body forward. Continue until your torso touches the thighs. If you can’t bend all the way, don’t force it. Do what makes you feel comfortable.
- Reach your hands toward the ankles or toes. You can also place them on top of your legs. To deepen the stretch, pull your toes toward you.
2. Standing Forward Bend Pose
For a different take, do a standing forward bend or Hastapadasana. You’ll also feel it in the thighs, groin, and back. Let gravity do the work!
- Stand up straight. Place your feet side by side, making sure your weight is even. Extend your arms upward.
- On the next inhale, bend forward at the pelvis. Continue until your torso meets the top of your thighs. Hold your ankles or toes, and breathe deeply.
3. Reclining Bound Angle Pose
Focus on your groin with the reclining bound angle pose or Supta Baddha Konasana. It’ll stretch out your hips and get the blood flowing. The best part? You can do this move in bed.
- Sit down on your mat and extend your legs in front of you. This is a staff pose. Bend your knees, making sure the soles of your feet touch.
- Gently bring your feet toward your pelvis. Bring them in close, but stop if it hurts. Deepen the stretch by reaching your knees downward.
- Lean back, using your elbows as support. Fully lower your back until you’re on the floor. Keep your spine long and place your hands at your sides. Face the palms up.
4. Garland Pose
The garland pose or Malasana draws attention to your groin. This move will also improve balance and strengthen your legs. If it feels uncomfortable, rest your heels on a folded towel.
- Start with your feet side by side. Move into a squat, then separate your thighs. The stretch should be wider than your torso.
- On the next exhale, move forward, placing your torso in between your thighs. At the same time, press your elbows against the inside of your knees. Bring your palms together.
Want to take it up a notch? Pulse up and down at the knees. It’s a simple variation that’ll shape your butt and sexual energy.
5. Pigeon Pose
Pigeon pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is a classic hip opener. Your back will love it, too! While doing this pose, direct energy toward your groin.
- Start in downward facing dog. Bring the right leg up by bending the knee. The top of your thigh should meet your torso.
- While keeping it bent, move the right leg forward. Continue until the knee rests on the mat. It should land just outside of your right hand.
- As for the ankle? Keep it parallel to the edge of your mat, if possible. You can also point your shin toward the left side.
- Relax the top of your left knee onto the mat. Double check that it is flat and straight while making sure your hips are aligned.
To improve circulation, don’t forget to breathe. Focus on inhaling and exhaling completely. Take your time with each move, and be patient with yourself.