Everyone benefits from a little more lovin’ in their lives. Here’s how yoga can help you have a better love life.
1. Yoga gets you more in touch with your body.
Yoga helps you become more acquainted with your body and what makes you tick— and the more intimacy you have with yourself, the better intimacy you can have with someone else, says NYC-based yoga teacher Kristin McGee, who works with celebs like Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, and LeAnn Rimes Cibrian. “The more aware you are of sensations and feelings, the more you feel and experience everything,” she says. Striking a pose can also boost sexual confidence. “Yoga makes you more intimate with all the parts of your body and you cherish your body more, so you don’t have a lot of the insecurities that can hold you back,” McGee explains.
2. Yoga help you focus.
If you find yourself mentally going through your “laundry list” when making love, maybe you need help focusing. Yoga helps you tune out distractions and be present with the moment, bringing your mind back to your partner, McGee says.
3. Yoga improves flexibility.
It’s not just a cliché: being more flexible, McGee promises.
4. Yoga boosts stamina.
Feeling too lazy for love, even on Valentine’s Day? There’s a pose for that, according to McGee. Pump up your endurance and strengthen your leg muscles with the Garland Pose or the Warrior II Pose.
5. Yoga builds core strength.
Stronger abs will help with stamina. The pelvic floor muscles are also related to the transversus abdominis, which help you find that “lift-up” action, leading to increased sensation in the pelvic region. Try the Boat Pose and the Plank Pose.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates Instructor, trusted wellness expert, author, speaker, and mompreneur.
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