As Valentine’s Day approaches, many are upping the ante for romance on this celebrated day of love. For many, romance extends beyond flowers and chocolates, to aphrodisiac culinary experiences and new lingerie. To celebrate this “day of love” we will talk about how yoga can play a role in improving and maintaining sexual health.
Yoga can contribute to sexual health in many ways, including sexual function, performance and satisfaction.
Yoga lowers stress. Reduced stress increases relaxation and therefore sex drive, as the parasympathetic nervous system (which is what is working when you are in a relaxed state) is responsible for sexual arousal. Less stress also improves sexual performance. When relaxed, a person is better able to live in the moment and better connect with a lover for a more bonding and pleasurable experience.