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This week’s question comes from Julie, who simply says:
What yoga poses can I practice to be a better lover?
LOVE THIS!!! As a certified yoga instructor and nearly 25 year yogini, I am confident to say that Practicing yoga in general will make you a better lover. Yoga opens your mind, body and soul allowing you to feel more. Therefore, you can become more sensitive. Not only to your own desires and needs but to your lovers as well.
Any heart opening and pelvic floor engaging poses are ideal for waking up the wow in your sex life. Try these three poses on for size. I’ll walk you through each of them AND for reminders and detailed visual instruction, make sure to check out @therealundressed on Instagram. There’s a post with a few images to remind and guide you through the poses.
o Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a backbend that stretches the whole front of the body, particularly the chest, abdomen, quadriceps, and hip flexors. It strengthens the back muscles, and is known to be therapeutic for respiratory ailments and fatigue.
o Begin by kneeling upright with your knees hip-distance apart. Rotate your thighs inward and press your shins and the tops of your feet into the floor. Rest your hands on the back of your pelvis, fingers pointing to the floor.
o Lean back and take hold of each heel. Hold the outside of each foot with your thumbs. Turn your arms outward without squeezing your shoulder blades. Keep your head in a neutral position or allow it to drop back.
o Hold for up to a minute. To release, bring your hands back to your front hips. Inhale, lead with your heart, and lift your torso by pushing your hips down toward the floor. Your head should come up last.
Cresent pose (Anjaneyasana) is a forward lunge that opens the heart, hip flexors and engages the pelvic floor. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips and butt while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexibility. It enhances energy and reduces fatigue.
Begin in a standing position with your feet hips distance apart. Bring one foot forward bending 90 degrees at the knee making sure your knee is directly over the heel of your same foot. Your front chin will be perpendicular to the floor.
Come onto the ball of the back foot with your heel lifted and pressing slightly backwards. IF this is too much, you can absolutely do a kneeling crescent pose, bringing your back knee gently to the floor. IF you have sensitive knees, make sure to have a towel or padded surface for your knee to rest on.
Square your hips to the front while you lift your arms above your head keeping your biceps close to your ears and your palms facing each other.
Draw your tailbone down while you lift the crown of your head to the sky….and remember, engage your core lifting in and up (this works the pelvic floor).
Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute and switch legs.
Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) opens the chest, heart, and shoulders. It stretches the spine, the back of the neck, the thighs, and the hip flexors. Because your heart is higher than your head in this pose, it is considered a mild inversion (less strenuous than other inversions, such as Headstand) and holds all the benefits of inversions: Relief from stress, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, and mild depression.
- Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Extend your arms along the floor, palms flat.
- Press your feet and arms firmly into the floor. Exhale as you lift your hips toward the ceiling.
- Draw your tailbone toward your pubic bone, holding your buttocks off the floor. Do not squeeze your glutes or flex your buttocks.
- Roll your shoulders back and underneath your body. Clasp your hands and extend your arms along the floor beneath your pelvis. Straighten your arms as much as possible, pressing your forearms into the floor. Reach your knuckles toward your heels.
- Keep your thighs and feet parallel — do not roll to the outer edges of your feet or let your knees drop together. Press your weight evenly across all four corners of both feet. Lengthen your tailbone toward the backs of your knees.
- Hold for up to one minute. To release, unclasp your hands and place them palms-down alongside your body. Exhale as you slowly roll your spine along the floor, vertebra by vertebra.
Practicing these poses will support you in having an open, available, mojolicious body. One that YOU are deeply connected to and from there, can share with a partner.
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