Everyone knows yoga gives you a better body and relaxes your mind. But are these two the only benefits? Definitely not! Research has revealed that yoga also makes you a nicer person – and – yoga can actually help you be better in bed. Yes – it’s true! People who indulge in yoga find themselves to have higher patience levels and are nicer to the people around them which in turn can make you a better lover to your partner. Now, who doesn’t want that?!
So then the question is; how much yoga is enough for you to actually feel these improvements? The perfect amount for most people seems to be sixty minute sessions conducted two or three times in a week. One hour really isn’t a lot of time and believe me, once you are finished you will find your head clearer, feel less stressed and much happier.
Let’s look at the benefits of yoga in a little more detail:
Increases your self-awareness
Most yoga teachers will tell you that yoga increases awareness. I know it has for me personally. I am more in tune with my body and my emotions. With this new awareness, it is easier for you to identify the reasons behind your frustration and anger. Once you do this, you can address what is bothering you.
Helps you apologize
I know, this one sounds a little odd – how would yoga help anyone apologize. Yoga presents an insight into your own self. With this insight, you realize that you can only change yourself and not the others around you. This helps you in stepping back whenever you are wrong and admitting your mistake. As such, you can easily apologize and let go of things rather than keep them on your mind for days and days.
Makes you calmer
Yoga involves some difficult positions and techniques. When you practice them regularly, they positively affect you and make you calmer. During these difficult positions, you connect to your body and emotions and in turn, you become more patient. This can help you deal with many situations that life throws at you.
I have already stated that yoga makes you a nicer person. This “niceness” transfers into your relationships and connects you more strongly with the people you love. You can tune in with your feelings, and you can use this to nurture stronger relationships.
As I stated at the beginning of this article, yoga can also help you in having better sex. How?
Flexibility: It’s a fact; joint pain and inflexibility can hinder your experience in the bedroom. Yoga is a fabulous exercise for both improving flexibility and reducing pain in the muscles and joints.
Relaxation: Tension and stress can kill the mood of even the most sexual men and women. Yoga is a well-known stress reliever because it encourages deep breathing, stretching and focus on the present. Release your tension through yoga and watch how quickly your sexual desire returns.
Confidence: Men and women are taught to hate their bodies, which is in conflict with the foundation of sexual enjoyment. Yoga, practiced consistently, makes you comfortable in your own skin.
Physical: Yoga makes women’s physical responses to sex better. Most women experience improvements in arousal, lubrication and sexual pain, and feel that their sex lives are better after just 12 weeks of yoga.
Because there are so many different kinds of yoga practices, it’s easy for anyone to start. So if you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete, keep in mind that size and fitness levels do not matter because there are modifications for every yoga pose and beginner classes in every style. The whole idea is to explore your limits, and you shouldn’t strive for some pretzel-like perfection in your first class!
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