How can being mindful boost my libido?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
A study conducted by psychologist Lori Brotto of the British Columbia Center for Sexual Medicine in Vancouver focused on the practice of mindfulness, a Buddhist technique of meditation in which you reach a mental state characterized by calm awareness of whatever you happen to be experiencing at the time. For example, many women who complain of loss of libido say that they are detached from their physical feelings during sex, distracted by the many tasks they have to accomplish the next day, worries about their children, or concerns about their careers. Brotto encourages them instead to notice and focus on physical sensations and to repeat phrases such as "My body is alive and sexual" whether they believe it or not. Many of the women reported stronger libidos and improved relationships.
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