Heat Up Your Sex Life With Yoga Benefits

Heat Up Your Sex Life With Yoga Benefits

Feel like you've been looking for love in all the wrong places? Head for a yoga class, because another benefit of this ancient exercise has just come to light: Yoga can improve your sex life.

Ladies, start smiling. You'll see results fast. After just 12 weeks of practicing yoga and obtaining the yoga benefits, you'll enjoy more sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and satisfaction. Over 45? You'll feel the boost even more than the "kids" in your class (who cares if they're better at Downward Facing Dog?).

Good for Guys, Too
Men, yoga benefits you, too. Twelve weeks is all it should take for you to see marked improvements in desire, satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection, ejaculatory control, and orgasm. Whew!

That's not all. Yoga can be even more effective than a top drug (fluoxetine) in treating premature ejaculation.

What Makes Yoga Such an Aphrodisiac?
The yoga benefits that come from stretching, toning, and deep breathing amps up a lot more than your joints. It also activates your vagus nerve, which helps boost levels of key feel-good chemicals in your brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. Yoga's deep breathing alone has been shown to ease stress and anxiety.

In addition, yoga eases musculoskeletal pain, which often gets in the way of good loving, not to mention the rest of your life. (Check out some other moves that can help you dial down your pain.)

Try these other tips to make your sex life sexier:

Medically reviewed in January 2020.

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