These are the stretches you should do if you want to improve your sex life.
You know that stretching is good for your body. It reduces muscle tension, increases flexibility, and improves your posture, among other benefits. While you might stretch before and after a workout at the gym, did you know that stretching daily is great for your sex life, too?
First, stretching reduces the pressure on the nervous system. When we stretch our bodies, this relaxes us and allows us to breathe easier. Secondly, practicing stretching exercises the blood flows into the pelvis organs, which activates the genital organs. Blood circulation is directly related to the excitation level. Thirdly, stretching has a positive impact on self-awareness. Your overall confidence will improve in your everyday life—sex included or not. This applies to women and men.
If you want to improve your stamina for sex, then stretching should be something that you incorporate into your life daily!
Because tension in the body has the potential to affect your libido, as well as make it difficult for you to fully relax—and feeling relaxed is integral to good sex—stretching is recommended for those looking to boost their bedroom acrobatics.
While stretching is usually something most of us skip on the daily, knowing that it could improve your sex life might give you the incentive to hit the mat more often.
So how exactly does stretching improve your sex life? First of all, it improves your range of motion.
Stretching helps keep you limber, but it also improves your range of motion.
This means you will be able to move better than before. You will also be able to utilize body positioning that you may not have been able to get into before.
Because the more flexible you are, the more comfortable you will be trying a new position without causing injury to yourself or your partner.
Stretching also boosts blood flow.
Stretching your hip and leg area sends great amounts of blood flowing through your pelvic area. When people are inactive, their blood flow decreases and their arteries become stiff. Increasing blood flow to your pelvic area opens up the arteries and sends a fresh and healthy flow of blood to the areas that need repair.
It elevates your energy, too.
Because stretching increases circulation of blood and oxygen to your muscles, it can also help improve energy levels and vitality.
Stretching naturally boosts your energy levels and will give you more stamina than before.
So, which poses and stretches should we incorporate into our daily routine?
Anything that stretches your inner thighs—for example, the Frog pose and the Lizard pose. These allow you to open up the hip muscles and extend the hamstrings. Another good stretch is the Seal pose, which focuses on the lumbar spine in your lower back.
Learn how to do the three moves the limber master mentioned below:
The Move: The Frog Pose
How to: Start on all fours and then gently slide your knees out to a comfortable position (like a frog). Keep your hips in line with your knees and slowly lower your body closer to the floor. You can tilt and tuck your hips as you inhale and exhale for a couple of minutes.
The Move: The Lizard Pose
How to: Start in Downward Dog and then lift one leg up and to the front of your yoga mat. Move your hand to the inside of the front foot and then shift your hips forward. Keep your chest open and pulse back and forth for a couple of breaths.
The Move: The Seal Pose
How to: Start flat on your stomach (you can put a rolled towel under your chest if that’s more comfortable) and then spread your arms out past shoulder width and then raise your upper body. Relax in this pose as you inhale and exhale.