Though many women have embraced yoga wholeheartedly, lots of guys are still skeptical. But tell them that it can help boost their sex life and their libido, and they are all ears. The secret lies in a certain style of breathing introduced into the practice of yoga. It’s called pranayama. Such breathing helps oxygenate the blood, increasing blood flow and overall stimulating the brain and the entire system. It also increases blood flow to really important areas of the body, like the pelvic region energizing the sex organs and ramping up the production of vital hormones. There are studies connecting yoga to higher testosterone rates and even healthier erections. Researchers note that the brain scans of yogis in deep meditation are not unlike those of lovers in frantic embrace. You don’t have to spend any time in a yoga studio or spend money on a class to reap the benefits. Here is a breathing technique and some poses you can do on your own.
One yoga breathing technique stimulates the limbic system to get your juices flowing. Take short, rapid breaths through the mouth and exhale through the nose. Pump your diaphragm. Do this to a count of 50. Next take a deep breath in and out. Do this once over again and you’ll feel the difference. Kegels have become popular for men in recent years, particularly in cases where they wish to elongate their partner’s experience. The Chair Pose strengthens pelvic floor muscles. A strong pelvic floor can help stave off orgasm and make it more intense. You don’t use a chair. Instead you stand straight with your feet touching. Move back and crouch down as if you are going to sit down. Push your tailbone back and you will feel it working your pelvic floor. To stimulate the sex glands try a Squat Pose. Here you stand with your feet as wide as your hips. Your toes should be turned out. Put your palms together as if praying. Come down slowly toward the mat but hover a little above the floor. Put your arms underneath you, placing the biceps behind your knees. Spread your legs a little wider. Lengthen your spine and push your chest toward the sky. Other yoga poses that will improve your sex life include the Seated Wide-Legged Straddle and the Cobra Pose.