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Yoga and Sex: Position Enhancement

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In my previous article I wrote about the non-physical components of yoga and their value in the bedroom. While mind discipline is a huge benefit of the practice and one that can especially enhance a woman’s sexual experience, it is even easier to recognize the deeply sensual potential of yoga’s poses and their value in intimate relations.

Yoga does more than simply augment flexibility. It asks us to be comfortable with physical undertakings like loud and heavy breathing, fluid thrusting movements, poses that feature the display of our backsides, stretches that open our legs and chest, etc, all in a public setting. It allows us to build body awareness and confidence in our movements, and makes us practice holding one position for longer periods of time.

Basically, it gets your body (and mind) in shape for some intensely creative and fabulous sexual activity. Below are a couple basic yoga poses/progressions, as well as suggestions for their use during intimacy. Remember for each of these poses to give yourself time to bring awareness to your own body and connect with your partner. As always, reaching orgasm requires cooperation between your body and your mind – these yoga moves may be just the ticket! Have fun!

1. Downward Dog[gie] Style
One of the foundational poses in yoga is called downward dog. This involves placing your hands and feet shoulder/hip width apart on the floor with your butt in the air, creating a sort of triangular/bridge shape with your body. Your back should be straight or very slightly arched and you should feel firmly rooted to the floor – sturdy and activated.

To make this an even more sex accessible pose, spread your legs slightly wider than hip width and if possible, arch your back a little more. This will allow your partner to penetrate and access your G-spot more easily. Due to your somewhat upside-down position, this position allows blood to flow to different parts of your body, especially your head. It also offers a completely new visual vantage point. Embrace the differences! Experiment with what feels best to you in these new angles.

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