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Bridging the Orgasm Gap: Yoga in the Bedroom

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Several months ago I wrote a few articles about how practicing yoga can enhance your sex life. Whether by increasing flexibility, facilitating concentration and in-the-moment thought, or providing the exercise you need to feel good about your body, yoga can be the basis for bolstered bedroom behavior in a variety of ways. I wrote about bringing the deep, meditative yogic breath to your sexual encounters as a way to fully experience and heighten each sensation. I wrote about yoga’s teachings on balance and the importance of finding both emotional and physical stability in each area of your life. I wrote about the health benefits of a workout that combines cardio exercise, muscular endurance, and body awareness. Finally, I wrote about how you can adapt the yoga poses you practice on your mat to extra-hot sex poses in bed (or elsewhere). This article offers another yoga-sex position for you to add to your repertoire.

Bridge Pose

The previous positions I described were focused on vaginal intercourse. While penetration – when done in the right way – certainly allows for sexual pleasure, a majority of women only achieve orgasm through clitoral stimulation. The Bridge Pose caters to this population, arranging your body in an ideal position for oral sex – also called cunnilingus. Because this position requires you to maintain some level of balance, I recommend that you have a small, firm pillow or a folded blanket handy in order to facilitate maximum comfort, stability and pleasure.

Begin by lying flat on your back with your hands by your hips. Take some time to establish your breathing pattern, focusing on each sensation that passes through your body and clearing your mind of distractions.

Next, bend your knees and place your feet flat on the surface below you. Your ankles should be in line with your knees, slightly wider than hip-distance apart and parallel. When you are ready, press your feet and arms into the floor, raising your pubic bone sky-ward until your body is in a straight line from knees to nose. If you want, you can clasp your hands under your body and use the extra leverage to shift onto the tops of your shoulders.

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Anonymous

Mixing yoga and pleasure. Would not have put those two together.

March 22, 2011 - 11:45pm
HERWriter (reply to Anonymous)

Well, then I definitely recommend you try it! I think you may be pleasantly surprised. Yoga teaches us to be present in the sensations of the moment and open both our minds and bodies to new possibilities - both of which are practices that lend themselves to better orgasms!

Thanks for commenting!

March 23, 2011 - 4:07am
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