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How Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Fitness freaks and “yogis” have been getting a bad rap as of late. People like to joke about the health obsessed because it's starting to become more of a culture than a hobby. Are the yoga lovers having the last laugh, though?

I think so. There are several new observations as to how yoga can vastly improve your sex life, and it has me thinking I should go to yoga more often…

Flexibility

It's no surprise that flexibility and sex go hand in hand. In order to reach certain spots and positions, you need to be flexible. Yoga practicers have some of the best flexibility around, as the workout is essentially centered on stretching every part of your body.

Your Mula Bandha

A well-balanced yoga practice regularly incorporates strength-building poses that require you to work your mula bandha. During yoga, when you're doing your standing poses (warrior poses and lunges), you end up contracting the muscle between your sphincter muscle and the muscle that controls urination. This is the yoga version of “kegels.” When a woman exercises her kegels, it can lead to stronger and more intense orgasms.

Mental Health

If you think about the times when you're least likely to be “in mood,” it's usually those days where you're pissed off, stressed, depressed, etc. Those who practice Yoga will be the first to tell you that they're happier, calmer and less stressed. Yoga's poses, breathing exercises and meditation makes one a lot more balanced, which will obviously lead to physical benefits.

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Ally Batista

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Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.
Ally is a preppy tomboy who loves all things football and fashion. She's a housewife in training and is known as the highly opinionated, and sometimes rude, first woman of Elite Daily. Be prepared to always be caught off guard.

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