When people find out about my dance/yoga background, I’m often met with a, “Oh you must be flexible *wink wink*” response, and I must say, the rumors are true. Increased flexibility allows me to twist my body like a pretzel into all sorts of weird positions, which certainly has a way of keeping things interesting in the bedroom. But flexibility isn’t the only way yoga has improved my sex life.

It’s also helped me develop better body awareness and self-esteem, and taught me how to breathe better — something that is crucial for maintaining stamina and relaxing the mind. Yoga also improves libido by increasing blood flow throughout the body. Below I’ve outlined five beginner-friendly yoga poses (asanas) that will take your sex game to the next level. 

Cat /Cow (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana)

The cat and cow asanas are a great way to start your yoga practice, serving as a gentle warm-up for the spine. Easily accessible to even the most novice of yoga practitioners, cat/cow is known to ease lower back pain and strengthen the kegel muscles. The kegel muscles are what contract during orgasm, and by strengthening them, a woman is able to have more satisfying and controlled orgasms.

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  • Find your way into a tabletop position, with your shoulders directly above your wrists, your hips over your knees, and your spine straight. 
  • Take a deep in inhale and arch your back (cow), lifting your chest, head, and heart away from the belly.
  • On the exhale, round back up (cat), drawing your belly into the spine, separating your shoulder blades, and tilting your head downwards. 
  • Repeat until you’ve completed 5-10 sets. 

Pigeon (Ardha Kapotasana)

Pigeon is the ultimate hip opener. We often store sexual trauma in our hips and pigeon allows us to release both the physical and emotional tension we store there. I’ve cried too many times to count in this pose, leaving class feeling healed, clear-headed, and ready to take on the world. In addition to loosening up the hips, pigeon pose provides a deep stretch for the glutes. This glute/hip combo will improve flexibility, allowing you to bend in ways you never thought possible during sex.

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  • Start in downward dog, then kick your left leg up, using that momentum to bring your left shin parallel to the top of your mat, as you draw your heel closer to groin.
  • Bring your right leg into a straight line behind you.
  • Slowly lower down to your forearms, resting your head into your arms or directly onto the mat.
  • Hold this pose for as long as feels comfortable, while remembering to breathe in order to further release tension.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Happy Baby  (Ananda Balasana)

Another hip-opener, happy baby also increases pelvic flexibility and balances the sacral chakra — the chakra linked to sexual health. Happy baby acts as a gentle massage on the back, hips, and hamstrings, inducing the body into a calm state of mind. This asana not only sets you up for good sex but its one that can be incorporated during sex too. With your partner on top in missionary style and you in happy baby, he or she will be able to penetrate deep into your cervix. This is a very intense and intimate experience, which — when done right — can result in the mother of all orgasms — a full body, cervical orgasm.

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  • Lie on your back. Take a deep breath in and on the exhale, bend your knees into your belly.
  • On your next inhale, grip the outsides of your feet with your hands and open your knees slightly wider than your torso. Then, gently guide them as close towards the armpits as feels comfortable.
  • Position each ankle directly over the knee, so your shins are perpendicular to the floor. Flex your feet, pushing your soles into your hands, as you pull your hands down to create resistance.

Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)

Bridge pose is a backbend that targets the core and opens the heart. It’s a great asana for combatting the effects of sitting for long periods of time, alleviating lower back pain, and improving posture. This pose stretches the chest, shoulders, and abdomen while engaging the glutes, back muscles, thighs, and ankles. It will do wonders for your reverse cowgirl stamina and activate your heart chakra, enabling you to connect with your partner on a deeper, more spiritual level both in and outside the bedroom.

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  • Lie on your back. Bend both knees and position your feet hip-width apart, with your knees in line with your ankles.
  • Put your arms flat on the floor with your palms against the ground and spread your fingers wide.
  • Thrust your pelvic region off the ground, allowing your torso to follow, while making sure your shoulders and head stay on the floor.
  • Hold this pose for 30 seconds.
  • Release and repeat. 

Corpse (Savasana)

Corpse pose is often said to be the most important and difficult asana of all to master. Though it is not a physically rigorous pose, it’s the one that requires the most mindfulness. Typically done at the very end of a yoga flow, corpse pose involves shutting down the mind and body, focusing on the breath, and allowing yourself to flow into a deep meditative space. By becoming a master of breath, you will be able to have a deeper sense of pleasure during sex, in addition to feeling more relaxed and comfortable in your body.

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  • Lie on your back, spreading your arms and legs out wide like a starfish floating in the ocean. This will allow your shoulders and hips to relax. 
  • Make sure your palms are facing upwards, as you close your eyes and turn your focus to the breath. 
  • Take a deep inhale, followed by a deep exhale, allowing your body and mind to completely shut down.
  • Meditate in bliss for as long as your body needs.
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Based in Brooklyn, Jules has dedicated her twenties towards harnessing her pussy power, exploring the muse, whore, and wild woman archetypes along the way. When not blogging, you can find her sweating the toxins out in a hot yoga class or sipping a matcha latte at a pretentious coffee shop, whilst she scribbles away in her journal.


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