Asana Sex Yoga: 5 More Poses To Spice Up Your Sex Life

In our previous post “Yoga Sex: 8 Poses To Improve Sex Life And Bring You Delight” we explained some yoga poses you can use. In this post, we will add some Asana yoga poses that can improve your sex life.

Simple stretching and exercises can increase your flexibility and improve blood circulation. This series of yoga asanas can improve your mood and libido and help you relax, so you will be ready to swing from the chandeliers. If that’s what you’re into ;).

What is Asana?

Asana is a posture, originally a general term for sitting meditation postures. It later expanded to practice Hatha and Modern yoga posture from reclining, standing, inverted, twisting and balancing poses.

The term is derived from a Sanskrit term that means “posture” or “pose”. Nowadays, the gym is a new concept. Doing different yoga asanas is an old concept. Asanas are also called yoga poses or yoga postures in English.

Sex Benefits of Yoga Asana

Hate yoga? Well, there is a very good reason why you might want to try it. According to health experts, yoga can improve your sex life. I believe I have your attention now!

“Because yoga helps people develop a sense of calmness, strength, stamina, agility, knowledge of their own bodies, and the ability to remain in the present moment, and make small adjustments, it can greatly enhance sexual performance and confidence, regardless of which asana (poses) they practice,” says sex therapist Gracie Landes, LMFT, CST.

Studies have shown that practicing one hour of yoga a day is linked to prolonging ejaculation and improving sexual performance. Certain yoga postures can train kegel muscles, which helps maintain an erection for a longer time. Both sex and yoga can promote your physical, mental, and emotional health. Learn to practice them regularly to help you feel better. 

A 2009 study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that yoga can improve libido, sexual arousal, orgasm, and general sexual behavior. How? By increasing blood circulation in the pelvic area, activating and engaging the body’s core, improving concentration and increasing the oxygen levels in the body.

There are many great yoga poses that can improve blood flow in the pelvic area and refresh the entire area so that you can have a fun-filled and love-fueled time under the covers with your loved one!

Yoga Asanas for you to try

Doing ten-minute yoga asanas are good for your health and good for your sex life. Here is a list of some of the asanas to get you started.

1. Wide-Legged Straddle Pose (Upavistha Konasana)

Sit upright on the yoga mat, spread your legs wide apart as much as is comfortable for you. Press the back of the legs into the floor, pointing knees and toes toward the sky. Lean forward from hips, reaching out with both hands to take hold of both toes, respectively.

Hold for the pose for 5 to 6 breaths. Try and extend your chest further down with each breath.

Benefits: This asana improves blood flow to the pelvic area increasing energy and vitality.

2. Butterfly Pose (Bhadrasana)

Bring the soles of the feet together, bending your knees and allowing them to drop towards the floor.

Hold onto your toes with both hands. Inhale, and lengthen your torso. Exhale and hinge forward from the hips.  The aim is to lower your head towards your toes. You can do this asana in the flat position too. Fold both knees and gently drop them down on each side. Take your hands up, join in Namaskar position, close your eyes, and maintain this pose for 5 to 6 breaths.

Benefits: This pose and the wide-legged straddle are great for those with low libido. It stretches the inner thighs and opens the hips for a wider range of motion. It improves blood flow to the pelvic area immediately, and where the blood goes, so does the energy and vitality. Circulation and increased blood flow are directly linked to the level of arousal.

3. Cat/Cow Flow (Marjariasana)

Start in Tabletop position, shoulders directly above your wrists, hips over the knees. Inhale and arch your back (Cow), lifting chest and heart away from the belly, reaching your tailbone skyward. Exhale and round back up (Cat), drawing belly into the spine, separating the shoulder blades. Repeat this five times.

Benefits: You will strengthen the Kegel muscles—those wonderful muscles that contract during orgasm—as you control your tailbone moving from Cat to Cow. Strong Kegels produce better, more controlled orgasms.

4. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Lie on your stomach, place your hands under your shoulders with your elbows pointing straight back, close to your sides. Press your pelvis into the floor and inhale as you use your core to lengthen the spine forward and slightly lift your chest away from the floor.

Pull shoulder blades down and toward each other, and use your hands to pull (not push) your body forward and up. Hold the posture for 30 to 120 seconds, for one to two sets.

Benefits: This asana opens up your heart chakra. Love and breath root from the heart chakra, and thus this asana will help you, and your partner get intimate. It is also a very energizing asana, and it is ideal for couples who are too tired to indulge in any sexual activity.

5. Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Draw your knees toward your armpits while bending the elbows. Stack the ankles directly over the knees, and remember to flex your feet. Lengthen the spine and continue pressing your low back into the mat.

Benefits: Happy Baby releases the lower back, sacrum, glutes and stretches the hamstrings and spine. It also aids in relieving fatigue while calming the nervous system. It is nearly impossible not to feel a sense of fun and joy in this pose, which can translate to the bedroom.

Sex is supposed to be fun. The Happy Baby pose can help you embrace your youthful curiosity. Plus, it doubles as a variation of the missionary position. To try it in bed, start in a missionary position with your partner on top, and then extend your legs and wrap them around your partner’s torso.

Conclusion

Regularly performing these yoga asanas can not only improve your libido but also improve your health. You’ll kill two birds with one stone! Yoga practice is beneficial in many ways. Why not bring some of this happiness to your bedroom? Bedroom adventures can bring a wealth of sensual and exhilarating experiences for you and your partner.

Hit up a yoga class with your partner and rush back home for some shower sex. You’d be surprised how much more flexible (and aroused) you’ll both be.

So grab your partner and have fun! Namaste yogis!

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Yogi Bhajan Meditation And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, more commonly known as Yogi Bhajan and Siri Singh Sahib, was an Indian-born American entrepreneur, yoga teacher, and spiritual teacher. Yogi Bhajan was the founder of 3HO (the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) and you would be surprised to know that he was the creator of the specific brand of Kundalini Yoga we know today, bringing it to the to the U.S. teaching it opening in the late 60’s.

Yogi Bhajan meditation has influenced millions of lives throughout the world. He introduced kundalini meditation and kundalini yoga to the West, and soon others followed his teachings.

If you want to find out more about Yogi Bhajan meditation, continue reading our post.

Yogi Bhajan Meditation and Awakening of Western Spirituality

Yogi Bhajan introduced his brand of kundalini yoga into the United States in 1968 “Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.” He took yogic postures and techniques and attached them to Tantric theories and Sikh mantras thus synthesizing a new Kundalini yoga form, which largely stems from the ancient Raj Yoga.

To our surprise, Bhajan did not have a particular method of meditation or yoga. He combined both the yogic mechanics he learned from his practice and the mantras derived from Sikhism. Over the last four decades, the original form of Kundalini Yoga created by Yogi Bhajan has grown in popularity and influence due to the continued training of many thousands of teachers worldwide, including Europe and South Africa, Togo, Australia, and East Asia.

Yogi Bhajan meditation gained popularity through books, videos, and yoga teachers. David Shannahoff-Khalsa and others also contributed in popularizing it. It is also popular among many celebrities who practice it. One 2013 article the-ultra-spiritual-yoga-celebs-love in a New York wellness magazine describes Kundalini Yoga as “The Ultra-Spiritual Yoga Celebs Love”.

The Healing Art of Yogi Bhajan Meditation

Yogi Bhajan meditation is a technique that trains attention and awareness through mindfulness and focuses thought. Meditation may reduce negativity that could lead to a significant increase in the beneficial impact of life. It helps heal a person inside from past traumas, distorted relationships, and stress.

Meditation is performed in a variety of religious traditions. The earliest records of meditation are present in the ancient Hindu texts known as the Vedas. The practice of Kundalini yoga or Kundalini meditation is a combination of breath, movement, or sound.

However, it incorporates different breathing practices, movements, singing, dancing, and making sounds to distinguish it from other meditation and yoga methods. Moreover, these practices provide an outlet for negative emotions and thoughts thus giving healing impact.

Performing these exercises can lead to a Kundalini awakening. A Kundalini awakening is where there is an Ego-death in an individual and their creative, sexual energy arises within to give way to a more aligned, compassionate and connected life. People report having a Kundalini awakening after engaging in an intense sexual experience as the Kundalini is located at the base of the spine in our root chakra which is activated and engaged when we have sex.

The Motive Behind Meditation

Yogi Bhajan meditation or Kundalini Meditation and yoga serves the purpose of helping us realize our true nature by awakening our Kundalini, which is freedom from the false identities we constantly project onto ourselves. We can go deeper into our spirit by reducing our attachment to our public identities, inflamed egos, troubled minds, and contrived masks. 

We increase our vibrations and align with divine frequencies through regulated breathing patterns (pranayama) and specific postures (body and hands) known as mudras. The pursuit of happiness, spiritual awakening, and liberation rely on our intentions.

When negative thoughts constrict our intentions, we constantly seek out those things that draw us away from our brightest and greatest potentials. We will slowly but surely achieve liberation if we can maintain single-mindedness and heart-centeredness in our spiritual aims.

Practicing yogi Bhajan meditation and yoga can help us in this quest.

Yogi Bhajan’s Original Kundalini Meditation Guide

Sit Comfortably With your Spine Straight

To practice yogi Bhajan meditation, bend your knees, keeping your back and neck straight. Sitting on a meditation pillow on the floor will help your spine, improve your breathing patterns, and deepen the effects of your breath.

Form a Mudra

Mudras are specific hand formations. They work on Buddhist and Hindu principles and inspire energetic flow and an uprising of vibration. For Yogi Bhajan meditation, use your hands to create an open-fingered (pointed upward) chalice or lotus flower. It would be best to press your pinkies and thumbs together while you spread out other fingers to form an open cavity. Hold this flower in front of your heart, remembering to keep your spine straight. 

Eyes Movement

If possible, try to close your eyes and open them as slightly as possible. It is a good idea to roll your eyes upward because it adds to the overall experience. One can also Look down or toward the light with the open slit.

Settle-in

To relax into a pre-meditative state, inhale deeply and exhale three times. Pause, breathe regularly and then repeat. Amidst this breathing, release tension, fear, masks, and preconceived notions.

Fifteen Minutes of Deep Breathing

Exhale one-third of a full breath and hold for 15 seconds when practicing pranayama breathing. Take another one-third and hold your breath for 15 seconds. For the last 15 seconds, take a breath, and then exhale. 

Allow yourself to focus on the breath for 5 to 15 minutes. You are making it a goal to get there as close to 15 minutes as possible. You can also start withholding your breath for 10 seconds at each interval. Alternatively, you can choose to increase the timing ranges to 20 seconds in length.

Eleven Minutes of Chanting Mantra

The original mantra for this meditation is Har Jee Har Har Har Har Har Jee. The mantra translates roughly to: “O, my soul, (the creative) God is, God is, God is, God is, O, my soul.”

You may also chant the simpler mantra, “Sat Nam,” which means “Truth or True (Sat) identity (Nam).” If your faith falls under a different tradition, you may repeat the name of your desired deity.

Perform the initial pranayama breathing pattern one more time.

How does Kundalini meditation relate to Kundalini yoga?

Kundalini meditation is built into Kundalini yoga, and meditation is an important part of yoga. When it comes to helping people remove the mental chatter and obstacles that prevent them from seeing themselves clearly, both yoga and meditation practices are well-aligned. 

Meditation is a form of physical rest and is not concerned with movement. In the meantime, traditional yoga emphasizes several different breathing patterns, various physical exercises, and simple meditation.

Without Kundalini meditation, there would be no Kundalini yoga, yet the inverse is not necessarily true. Many enlightened spiritual masters believe that meditation is one of the most effective ways to grow spiritually.

Finding out your authentic self deepens your connection to your true self, expands your spirit, and allows you to have a larger capacity for compassion and awareness. 

Yoga Practices Nowadays

A significant amount of the trendy and derivative styles of yoga in the market today are simply exercising regimens. Yoga can be ego-centered because of the focus on flexibility, impressive posing and the physical body. Yoga is meant to be a moving meditation, deepening mindfulnes practice and spiritual presence.

Pop-culture new-age yoga has become a part of everyday life. The phenomenon has had both positive and negative consequences. Some types of new yoga encourage people to connect to inner peace and liberation, while others are about self-gratification.

According to ancient principles, this type of narcissistic validation can quickly placate and stifle an individual’s ability to achieve divinely inspired clarity. It is important to make a wise choice when selecting a yogic path. Incorporate the original Hindu and Buddhist teachings by seeking out clear, loving, dedicated instructors who embody those principles. 

You can learn more about Yogi Bhajan’s meditation teachings at 3HO and the Library of Teachings. If you want to practice Yogi Bhajan meditation techniques at home, give a good read to “The 21 Stages of Meditation: Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan”. 

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The most effective Kundalini Postures

In our previous posts, we explained Kundalini Energy and Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is a practice dedicated to strengthening and improving our nervous system. If you seek the most effective Kundalini Postures, you are in the right place.

We will show you the Kundalini postures to help you clear and concentrate the mind and balance your body.

Preparation for Kundalini Yoga

Start with 30 seconds or five deep breaths for your first time, and work up to 3 minutes for each exercise. Doing this provides time for bloodstream oxygen and chemical changes. Watch out for these super-effective Kundalini Postures.

1. Kundalini Fire Breath Posture

Breath of fire is the first Kundalini Yoga posture. It is a powerful and detoxifying pranayama technique that heats the body as one inhales and breathes through the nose.

Breath of fire will detoxify your body, oxygenate your blood, and strengthen your plexus solar chakra. Solar Plexus Chakra is the seat of our determination and willingness, allowing us to continue the fixed (sometimes very difficult) practice or goal of the Kriya.

Due to the detoxifying nature of the breath and the chemical changes in the body, dizziness can occur. Focusing the eyes behind your eyebrows and drinking a glass of water afterward reduces this dizziness.

Trying it:

Inhale to push your belly out with gentle, deliberate strength. Go ahead to draw your stomach and back on exhale and expel your breath with the same gentle, deliberate power.

To learn more about the breath of fire pose, watch this video.

2. Ego Eradicator Pose

This simple but super effective yoga pose strengthens and purifies the lungs. It also opens the heart and connects us to the higher realms. The exercise balances the brain’s two hemispheres. It then brings mental clarity that quiets the negative mind.

Trying it:

This pose starts from Easy Pose, so here is a video of doing that asana pose.

While sitting in Easy Pose, flex your fingers at the middle knuckle so the pads of your fingertips rest where the palms meet the base of the fingers.

Place your thumbs in the sky, and then spread your arms over your head by 160 degrees. Concentrate your eyes to the Third Chakra of the Eye, and then start your Fire Breath.

To learn more about the ego eradicator pose, watch this video.

3. Kundalini Flexes Spinal (Seated Cat-Cow Pose)

Yogi Bhajan once said, “You are as old as the flexible backbone.” A stiff spine can disrupt the spinal fluid flow, stimulate aging, and reduce your digestive system efficiency.

Practicing it:

Grab your knees or front ankle with both hands at Easy Seated Pose and then bring awareness to the center of your heart

If you keep your eyes closed, breathe in. Then when you look up and pull your heart toward Cow Pose, exhale as you round your spine to Cat Pose.

To learn more about the seated cat-cow pose, watch the following video.

4. Kundalini Sufi Grind Posture

The spinal movements we made at Seated Cat-Cow mainly target the lower backbone and the lumbar region. On the other hand, the Kundalini Sufi Grind Posture focuses on your chest (or middle) backbone.

Trying it:

Rest your hands on your knees in an Easy Pose.

Circle your thoracic spine and abdomen counterclockwise, and churn. Afterward, inhale as you move forward and exhale as you move backward.

5. Twist Shoulder Pose

The twist shoulder pose is a great exercise for the mobility of the cervical spine, which facilitates tension and rigidity around your back, shoulders, and neck. Your breath opens your lungs and lifts them, creating immense energies that strengthen your aura and enhance the body’s energy.

Practicing it:

Place your left fingertips on the left shoulder and do the same on your right side. Keeping your elbows in line with your shoulders and parallel to the ground, begin twisting left and right. Inhale left and exhale right

Vibrate the mantra Sat Nam in your head as you twist (Sat left, Nam right). Allow your head to naturally follow the movements of your spine. Vibrate the mantra, Sat Nam, as you twist in your head (Sat left, Nam right). Finally, allow your head to follow the movements of your spine naturally.

Check out this video to learn more about the twist shoulder pose.

6. Kundalini Frog Posture

This exercise tones, forms, and strengthens the lower body while offering cardiovascular training. The energy stimulated in the lower chakras is then pushed up into the higher chakras.

Practicing it:

Stand on your toes, feet at 45 degrees, skulls and knees tucked deeply to the side, hands on the floor.

Straighten your knees to the sky, keep your head low and your hands to the floor and heels to touch. Then bend back to the starting position as you exhale, lift your head and drop your hips.

Continue with strong breathing quickly and then come to your nose with feet on the floor and take five long, deep breaths. Then feel the energy of your beet and higher chakras.

7. The Pose of the Archer

The attitude is excellent to promote willpower, determination, and clarity of desire. You will strengthen your hips, your quadriceps, your shoulders, and your core.

Trying it:

Start at Mountain Pose (a simple standing pose with the feet together and the body tall and strong, standing vertically upright). You can watch the following video to learn how to perform the mountain pose.

Then step back on your left foot to make sure both feet are flat on the floor. Make a fist with both hands in front and press together with your palms. Hold your elbow high, pull the left arm back (like you pull the bow back), keep the left shoulder and the elbow high.

Focus your eyes in front of you on your right thumb. Take your legs down and feel strong and bold like a warrior. Try it with a long deep breath and fire breath.

To learn more about the archer pose, watch the following video.

The Bottom Line

These Kundalini Yoga Kriyas create a balanced mind and body. If you try something new, whether it’s something you’re unsure of or want to try for years, approach it with an open heart and open mind.

The guidance here is for you to feel and experience! Try these kriyas for your own sake, connect to your body, notice how you feel, and let us know what happens (in the comments below, we are happy to hear from you!). Consider this quote from Yogi Bhajan as a last thought:

“Nothing in you can be more valuable than your relationship with your own consciousness.”

I hope you enjoyed my short guide regarding the most effective Kundalini poses. If you like to read more information about Kundalini Yoga, feel free to check out our site. You can also connect with other like-minded individuals in the Meet Others section.